S: WYD2011- A Journey to Remember
BC: Firmes En la fe
FC: WYD | 2011 | Jordan Israel Madrid
1: Planted and built up in Jesus Christ. Firm in the faith | (cf Col 2:7)
2: 2011 | Travelling | for so long | a | a bumpy bus ride
3: First hotel in Jordan | Home | for | a day
4: The Hike | we made it
6: Jordan River | Everyone was waiting for their chance to dip their feet into the same river where Jesus and so many others were baptised.
7: It was cool seeing a church in progress. It's like being one of the first people to see a tourist destination that might be popular in the future.
8: Mount of | Beatitudes | The 8 Beatitudes
9: Bishop Anthony giving us pilgrims a small lecture on Mount Precipice!
10: Lunch at the Nazareth Village!
11: First century drill!
12: The Church of Annunciation was absolutely magnificent! The various artworks that were donated by several different countries were so fun to look at because of how different and unique they were!
13: Church of Annunciation
14: After seeing the 3000 year old boat we headed outside the museum to go on the Jesus boat! It was such a blast!
15: The scenery was amazing!!
17: <- The Church of the Primacy of Peter Capernaum -> The Town of Jesus
18: Church of Transfiguration at the top of Mt. Tabor
19: It was said to be the exact rock where Jesus was transfigured. Wow.
20: Church at Cana
21: All three couples got their wedding vows renewed. It was so cute!
22: Snap! | )) | ((
23: Mount Carmel This is where the prophet Elijah challenged the 450 prophets of Baal. The contest was to determine whose deity was in control of Israel by seeing whose Lord could light a sacrifice by fire. After the Baal's failed, Elijah soaked his altar so that no ordinary fire could light it however aafter praying fire fell from the sky, lighting his altar and proving that our God was powerful and real. Group 2 helped with the mass here!!
24: At the Dead Sea | Chilling with the Bishop
25: Group photos
26: Aquaducts! | Caesarea
27: This was where the Bible was written! This is the Church of Nativity.
28: good eats? | The shop was unfortunately closed )':
29: The picture above was taken inside of the Grotto of the Holy Manger and the one on the left is the Sheperd's Field sanctuary.
30: Inside the Sanctuary
31: Dominus Flevit, we didn't get to go in because there was a mass on!
32: We didn't visit the Dome of the Rock but there were plenty of times when we were able to see it from where we actually were. It really stands out!
33: A statue of young Mary with her mother Saint Anne
34: Church of St Anne
35: All groups walked through the Via Dolorosa, each carrying a cross while stopping at every marked location to pray the Stations of the Cross.
36: Inside the Church of St Peter in Gallicantu was this statue of St Peter denying his relationship with Jesus. The Church was gorgeous! Especially the walkway to the Church!
38: Masada | It was so high!
40: Zacchaeus and the Sycamore tree
41: After eating at an Elvis Presley themed restaurant we headed to the Tel Aviv Airport and flew to MADRID, SPAIN!!! | Spain
42: Canadians | Every Aussie gathered together for this concert. It wasreally moving, seeing how many Aussies came to WYD in Madrid. | GARY PINTO
43: There were lots of priests, nuns and volunteers around. Every single one of us were having so much fun!
44: in Sol
45: Our new Scottish friends!
46: Plaza de Cibeles
49: It was a real effort to walk to our Sleep Out site. It started raining so we had to go back but I enjoyed the time I spent there!
51: España VS Resto Del Mundo
53: Muchas Gracias Thank You!
54: from the Parramatta CEO Group | With love,