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World Youth Day Week | Part 2

The second half of the World Youth Day week saw our group attend two Catechesis sessions together with over 1500+ other English-speaking pilgrims from around the world. These sessions offered us the opportunity to listen to powerful teaching and testimonies[…]

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Pope Francis | Welcome Address

Dear Young Friends, good evening! At last we are together! Thank you for your warm welcome! I thank Cardinal Dziwisz, the bishops, priests, men and women religious, the seminarians, lay-faithful, and those who have accompanied you. I am also grateful[…]

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World Youth Day Week | Part 1

After an early morning flight out of Kos on Monday, we arrived into the Czech Republic to board our coach and begin our final leg towards Krakow. Our first pit-stop for lunch actually gave us a glimpse into what we[…]

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Day 10 | Kos

We departed the beautiful setting of Patmos to continue our journey by ferry to our final Greek destination. On arrival into Kos, we took the opportunity to visit the Tree of Hippocrates, under which, according to legend, Hippocrates (considered the[…]

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Day 5 | Ancient Corinth & Athens

After a 5 hour drive south from Meteora, our group finally arrived in Athens were we would be for two nights. The new day began with a visit out to Ancient Corinth where Saint Paul lived for almost two years.[…]

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Day 3 & 4 | Photo Gallery

“Kalambaka is a beautiful little city with a busting nightlife and a rich historical background. I was especially pleased at seeing how the icons were made, every brushstroke seemed to have purpose.” – Rae “Celebrating Mass at the Altar of[…]

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Our Itinerary – updated!

When news of the attempted military coup in Turkey broke across our tv screens mid-flight, we were all a bit unsure of what this meant for our proposed itinerary. But upon our arrival in Dubai, we were reassured that an[…]

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Day 2 | Kavala & Philippi

After getting some much needed sleep, we started out our day travelling north by coach towards the ancient city of Philippi. On our way, we stopped to visit the Baptistery of Lydia and here we had the opportunity to celebrate[…]

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Day 1 | Australia & Greece

Ok, technically this was two days worth of travel but our body clocks are all super confused! We don’t know how long it’s been since we last slept properly, but don’t worry, we’ve used the time to catch up on[…]

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Monica and Kyla

After the Sydney Campuses’ Commissioning Mass last Wednesday, we managed to pull Monica and Kyla aside for a quick interview to see what was running through their minds before we set to depart!

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WYD Pilgrim Commissioning

With only 2 days to go before we jet-set off for an adventure of a life time, we gathered on each of our campuses with our local communities around the country to pray for and commission our student pilgrims and staff[…]

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Meet our Leaders

Introducing the WYD 2016 Pilgrimage Leadership Team [L to R]: Dony Rodriguez (Campus Pastoral Associate, Strathfield); Fr Harry Chan ofm (Chaplain, Brisbane); Joel Walker (Student Advocacy Coordinator, Office for Student Success); Mark Lysaght (Associate Director, Campus Ministry); Shanelle Bennett (Campus[…]

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In Truth and Love

It is with great excitement that I invite you to join with us on a pilgrimage of a lifetime, as ACU joins with the youth of the world and Pope Francis in Krakow, Poland in 2016 for World Youth Day.[…]