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 published: 2008-06-13

Turn the Night into Day

A Vigil with the Cross and the Icon of the World Youth Day in the Shrine of Armadale, Australia

 
Vigil mit Weltjugentagskreuz und –ikone im Heiligtum in Armadale, Australien

Vigilia con Cruz e Icono de la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud en el Santuario de Armadale, Australia

Vigil with Cross and Icon of the World Youth Day in the Shrine in Armadale , Australia

Vigil mit Weltjugentagskreuz und –ikone im Heiligtum in Armadale, Australien

 

Im Gebet...

En oración...

Praying...

Im Gebet...

 
Lichter-Rosenkranz  

Rosario Iluminado

Illuminated Rosary

Lichter-Rosenkranz

 
Die Gnaden des Heiligtums für die Jugend der Welt  

Las gracias del Santuario para la juventud del mundo

The graces of the Shrine for the youth of the world

Die Gnaden des Heiligtums für die Jugend der Welt

Fotos: Aravena © 2008

 
   

AUSTRALIA, Father Marcelo Aravena. Turn the Night into Day, a night of vigil: With this motto the Schoenstatt Family, especially their youth celebrated a beautiful nocturnal vigil in the Shrine of Armadale with the cross and the icon, symbols of the World Youth Day 08, which will take place in July in Sydney.

Truly night became day; time passed very quickly with the songs, testimonies, prayers and sharing as a family. A very special moment was when the illuminated rosary was prayed in the Shrine. There was a beautiful atmosphere of devotion and of encounter with Jesus and Mary was experienced.

Come Holy Spirit!

A Holy Mass was celebrated at five o’clock in the morning with dawn breaking on the horizon; they meditated on Mary at the foot of the Cross. They prayed for the Church in Australia and their Catholic youth. They implored the Holy Spirit to fill youthful hearts with its strength and Pentecostal enthusiasm.

Farewells are always hard

The program for the Vigil concluded at dawn. The hearts and the faces were filled with joy and gratitude. They bid farewell to the Cross and the Icon with nostalgia. Everything ended with a breakfast, Australian style, around the barbeque. There was a little bit of everything, for the spirit as well as for the body. The feeling at the end was that: the Lord will manifest himself wonderfully at the next World Youth Day in Sydney.

Only 32 days more!

 



 

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