"Christ lives, he has overcome death, he has overcome all these powers. We live in this certainty, in this freedom, and in this joy." (Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, 12 XI 2008)
"Do not accept anything as the truth if it lacks love. And do not accept anything as love which lacks the truth! One without the other becomes a destructive lie." (Blessed John Paul II, Canonisation of Edith Stein, 11 X 1998)

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

World Youth Day 2011: 1 English Speaking South African on his way

My place in Madrid was confirmed today. I am so excited as this will be my first world youth day ever. I am trying to do the prep work to make the most of the time. i welcome any suggestions. So far I think I will be able to hear my heroes Fr Stan Fortuna, Fr Robert Barron, Archbishop Chaput and last, but not least: Pope Benedict XVI.
It is proving a little more difficult than I expected to plan my days, but so far I have found Love and Life (featuring Abp Chaput and Fr Robert Barron) and Viva la Vida (featuring Fr Stan Fortuna).
There is a great video called "Spiritual Prep" at the Love and Life page, just spend a few minutes watching it, it really gives some solid food for thought:


And here is one reason why I love Fr Barron when he dishes up the Truth:


Lastly, Fr Stan giving a taste of the Glory of the Mass: