World Youth Day found the sisters sharing the joy and excitement of the holy relics of saints, and dancing, shouting, singing and praising Jesus.
The Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception joined other sisters in a pilgrimage to Madrid and other parts of Spain last month as part of their trip to World Youth Day, Aug. 16-21. This account was written by Sr. Maria Vianney.
Sixty religious sisters traveled to Madrid for the World Youth Day in August from many different congregations across the United States. We flew together in three separate groups — from Chicago, Miami and New York.
Personally, my plan was to go for the adventure! This was my first World Youth Day experience. Surprises were waiting for us around every corner. When we let the Lord Jesus lead and plan our trip for us, we were well-taken care of. Besides going to see the Holy Father, we also wanted to venture out to trace some footsteps of our Holy Father Saint Dominic who was born and grew up in Spain. We discovered the monastery of Dominican Nuns right in Madrid in whose house is the actual Baptismal font in which St. Dominic was baptized. We also ventured out to Avila to trace the footsteps of our Carmelite friends’ Saint Theresa of Avila. Continue reading ‘Storm Doesn’t Dampen Spirits of Our Sisters at World Youth Day’ »
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The Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception traveled to Madrid, Spain last month for World Youth Day. The video has part of Pope Benedict XVI’s message to young religious:
“This Gospel radicalism means being ‘rooted and built up in Christ, and firm in the faith’ (cf. Col 2:7). In the consecrated life, this means going to the very root of the love of Jesus Christ with an undivided heart, putting nothing ahead of this love (cf. Saint Benedict, Rule, IV, 21) and being completely devoted to him, the Bridegroom, as were the Saints, like Rose of Lima and Rafael Arnáiz, the young patrons of this World Youth Day.”
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