Get to Know a WYD Pilgrim

emma salmom

emma salmom 

Two Year 11 students, Emma Salmon and Sam Tilden, from St. John Bosco High School were recently interviewed about their upcoming WYD Pilgrimage to Madrid in Spain.

Emma Salmon [Year 11]

What does World Youth Day mean to you?

I participated in World Youth Day 2008, as my family hosted two South Korean pilgrims and we attended the Final Mass at Randwick Racecourse. It was amazing to be part of the atmosphere in Sydney, and I think it will be even better in Madrid.

Why do you want to go to World Youth Day?

I love travelling, and going to World Youth Day will give me an opportunity to do so. My past experience with WYD also encouraged me to go.

What do you think you will get out of going to World Youth Day?

I am hoping to bring back a lot of amazing memories, form new friendships and come home with a lot of new clothes.

What is one thing you are looking forward to?

Meeting new people and shopping!

How do you think World Youth Madrid will change your life?

I think that travelling to a foreign city with millions of other Catholics, will definitely deepen my faith understanding and will encourage me to become a better person.

 


sam tildenSamantha Tilden [Year 11]

 

What does World Youth Day mean to you?
World Youth Day means a time for youth of all nationalities to come together and celebrate their faith.

Why do you want to go to World Youth Day?

To meet new people, for the experience,

What do you think you will get out of going to World Youth Day?
I will get a new view towards my faith.

What is one thing you are looking forward to?
The overall experience of the event, as well as meeting new people.

How do you think World Youth Madrid will change your life?
It will heighten my faith, and change my per-spective on aspects of my life: such as family and friends.

 

Source: St. John Bosco High School