Pilgrims are on their way from all around the world to Spain for World Youth Day.  Messages on facebook alert that some of the Aussies are already over there, and some of our friends from Ottawa leave tomorrow.

Today (August 6th) we celebrated the Feast of the Transfiguration.  When Blessed John Paul II gave the church the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, he said that the Transfiguration was the mystery of light par excellence.  He wrote,

“In contemplating Christ’s face we become open to receiving the mystery of Trinitarian life, experiencing ever anew the love of the Father and delighting in the joy of the Holy Spirit. Saint Paul’s words can then be applied to us: ‘Beholding the glory of the Lord, we are being changed into His likeness, from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord Who is the Spirit’ (2 Cor 3:18)” (On the Most Holy Rosary, 9).

For many who participate in World Youth Day, it proves to be for them a real experience of transfiguration.  They experience God in a way they never have before, and they can never be the same again.  Even though it may take some time to become evident, they are much more open to what God wants to achieve in their life.

Please pray for all who will be participating in World Youth Day in any way, that it may be for them a powerful experience of God in their lives.