We began out WYD pilgrimage with Mass in England. That day finished almost 40 odd hours later with Holy Mass at the community chapel in Petropolis. Yes, we have arrived safe and sound. It was great that this mammoth day of travel was framed by what is most important, meeting the Lord in the Mass.
We received wonderful welcome from our hosts for these days in the diocese. We had breakfast, a quick tour of the very beautiful city and it's cathedral. After lunch we travelled out to the village where we will be supporting the locals with a little redecoration... Watch out Alan Titchmarsh and Charlie Dimock, Birmingham Youth are in town!!
The lovely children at the mission treated us to some dancing that was a fusion between samba and ballet. We got to explain a little about where we have come from. I presented the crowds with a jar of our finest and locally produced Marmite. Even in Brazil you either love it or you hate it!
After supper and little stroll to aid digestion, we celebrated Mass and retired to bed. Me and three others have had the grace of being adopted for the week. We've been welcomed by a lovely family and their speaking pets.
God bless for now.