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WYD first pics!

I'm off to bed - I've been marking senior assignments all evening - but we did the World Youth Day cross pilgrimage walk, and it was the most brilliant sunny day, after all the rain in the weekend, it was magnificent. We were so blessed.
Here is the group, the cross is carried flat, by about eight to ten teens at a time - you might be able to see it near the front of the group
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And here is the cross against the blue sky at Parliament - I took heaps more pics, I'll show you later - but it's a simple cross - it's been to Ground Zero, Rwanda, Communist Prague (a while back now), East Timor...
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The Archbishop walked with us, and the Prime Minister came out to speak to us. Archbishop John walked the PM round the crowd, and two of my girls nabbed her for a photo by me!! Amazing, huh, not much security needed here!
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But as a bonus I did see the real Dalai Lama, getting out of his car, and there was heaps of security for him as they hustled him up the steps of Parliament!

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vivh
Jun. 19th, 2007 11:58 am (UTC)
Sounds as though you had a simply fabulous day, look forward to seeing and hearing and more!!
natesmountain
Jun. 20th, 2007 07:57 am (UTC)
It was certainly a great experience. I was lucky to get to go.
microjotz
Jun. 19th, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC)
Glad you had good weather for it,that makes it more special.
natesmountain
Jun. 20th, 2007 08:01 am (UTC)
Thanks. It sure was special. And the weather was absolutley amazing.
natesmountain
Jun. 20th, 2007 08:01 am (UTC)
And I can't even spell tonight... *g*
greenpizzazz6
Jun. 19th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

Glad you had such beautiful weather, it's always nice when things work out that way.

And I must add, I think this is such a great thing for your girls to experience.
natesmountain
Jun. 20th, 2007 08:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, we were so lucky with the weather.
-And I must add, I think this is such a great thing for your girls to experience.
And that is so true. I spoke to them all the day before, and said how lucky they were, that it was something that might never happen again here.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 20th, 2007 07:11 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing those pics. I'm from Sydney and have been tracking the WYD Cross and Icon. We can't until its arrival here on the 1 July. God Bless!
natesmountain
Jun. 20th, 2007 08:04 am (UTC)
Helloooo, Sydney person!
-have been tracking the WYD Cross and Icon. We can't until its arrival here on the 1 July.
It is really an amazing thing, the love and power that goes with that cross. The girls were awed by it. And it's heavy! Some of them had sore shoulders today!
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