Sunday, July 13, 2008

World Youth Day 2008

Here in Sydney this week!
World Youth Day is an invitation from the Pope to the youth of the world to celebrate their faith around a particular theme. The WYD08 theme, received from Pope Benedict XVI is:

'You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses.' Acts 1:8

This passage occurs after the death and resurrection of Jesus, just before his ascension to the Father. It represents the birth of the Church.

I am a volunteer WYD Homestay co-ordinator in my parish. So yesterday was flat out organising pilgrimsfor our parish - and we are going to have 8-10 young Iraqi Christian males stay with our family this week! ( It may be a week of short workouts - was thinking Jillian Michael's set. But today will be a fun cardio - one of the Turbo Jams.)
It will definitely be a week of blessings.
P.S. My eating on Friday was terrible - I was home alone for awhile, eveyone else was out and that was scary to say the least! I had a lot of work to do for WYD . So I dealt with stress and loneliness and just plain scariness by eating a whole pack of peanut M& Ms - 1000 calories! Woah, just when you think you have emotional eating under control...


Mary G said...

sending cyber-hugs and prayers ... you'll do just fine, Leonie! You are so lucky to be there ... and those around you who will be touched by your spirit and love and friendliness will be doubly-blessed!

Have fun and don't worry ...

Anonymous said...

Have a great week, Leonie. Look forward to hearing about it soon.


Purpleflowerpatch said...

What a blast it will be at your house!!:-) I shall pray that one of your blessings is an instant 1000 calorie deficit to your hips...all jokes aside, I bet you MORE than make up for it with the running around you'll do in the next week! Have a GREAT WYD week, Leonie!

molly said...

I will be praying for you this week Leonie. be at peace and enjoy yourdelf.