Sister Lynn and Sister MaryAnn of the UK -- Sisters, Faithful Companions of JesusWorld Youth Day in Madrid totally rocks! It’s like a crazy awesome collage of prayer, friendship, and party – not to mention the fabulous coffee and cuisine (our own Consecrated Foodie has lots to say, for example, about the Jamon Iberico.)

We’ve met religious and young people from Malta, Philippines, Australia, Scotland, Brussels, Singapore, and even from our humble town of Chicago!

One of the big events of WYD is the Vocation Fair which is being held in Parque del Retiro, a beautiful park located here in the city of Madrid. There are over 5 dozen stands set up – from the Jesuits to the Catholic Boy Scouts and Girl Guides.

The Vocational Expo 2011 aims to help young people attending WYD to experience first hand the many vocations that exist within the Church and find encouragement in their search for God’s will in their own lives. It is also opportunity for religious families, movements, associations of faithful, and other church institutions around the world to present their charism to hundreds of thousands of WYD participants present in Madrid.  (WYD website)

We met up with an energetic group of WYD pilgrims from Cebu in the Philippines. The group all wanted to be on camera but elected Nelson to talk with us. Here’s our conversation with Nelson – along with some fabulous singing from the whole gang!

Image** Singapore WYD group

Singapore WYD groupBe sure to join us TODAY at http://aNunsLife.org/LIVE for a live broadcast tonight at 3 p.m. CST in the United States (your time zone) with highlights from today’s adventures in Madrid at World Youth Day. During the podcast we’ll take your questions and thoughts via our chat room at http://aNunsLife.org/LIVE.

¡Hasta luego!