World Youth Day is an event for an event for young people organized every three (or sometimes, two) years by the Catholic Church. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Youth_Day.
It is the third WYD held in Central Europe. Pope Francis announced at the end of the closing Mass of the previous World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro that Kraków, Poland will be the venue for World Youth Day 2016. This will be the second World Youth Day hosted by Poland, the first being the World Youth Day 1991 held in Czestochowa.
Why did I attend World Youth Day?
I have always been wanting to travel and while attending a teaching under Single's For Christ; one of our sister share her amazing experience of attending this event in Brazil.
From then on, I discerned for it. Praying and preparing all the necessaries things before the registration. Spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially. It will be a pilgrimage so we will be definitely challenge out of our comfort zone.
We have started our registration a year before the main event, seeing the effort of the Church to gather all the youths and build friendship by teaming us up in a group.
We have make the most of out it in as we visited every church and attended mass from Germany, Vienna, Slovakia, Prague and Poland.
We've seen some relics and origins of some Saints. Appreciate all of their sacrifices and unending beliefs and devotion.
This blogs cannot described this amazing experience and I am more than happy to share it with you, guys. We are grateful in UAE for giving us the freedom to express our beliefs.
This below is excerpt from one of the pilgrims: