He Came!  I saw! He went.

The Erie Diocese Adult Pilgrims
The Erie Diocese Adult Pilgrims
Our Pilgrims on their way!
Our Pilgrims on their way!
On the road toward Philly!
On the road toward Philly!

We came as pilgrims to see our Holy Father.

And just like the 5,000 who followed You, O Lord, in the desert…we came with dirty, dusty feet; tight muscles & tired shoulders; parched mouths & grumbling stomaches; to be united with all those around us by the Vicar of Christ, Holy Father Pope Francis.

My New Mexico Friends!
My Mexican Friends!
Pope fans! (Us & the paper ones!)
Pope fans! (Us & the paper ones!)
Sr. Shashi from India
Sr. Shashai from India
A new friend from Kenya!
A new friend from Kenya!
Friends made outside of St. John's!
Friends made outside of St. John’s!

Would we crowd together with this many for a concert?

Probably not.

Would we walk as many steps and wait so patiently for hours for a sporting event?

Doubtful.

Would we do this all over again in a heart beat for You?

Absolutely!

And we know 1.5 million people would say “Absolutely!” too.

hugs n’ blessings to all of you who were there that day, dusty feet & all!

(A day which has been reported to have been the largest single event in the history of the United States of America!)

The Saturday Papa Arrives!
The Saturday Papa Arrives!
Sunday's drive to Mass!
Sunday’s drive to Mass!
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That smile!
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A Holy Blessing!