ON August 1, about 70 young Queenslanders will leave with Archbishop John Bathersby of Brisbane on a pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2000 in Rome. In the lead up to this special event, “New Generation” is introducing a different pilgrim each week.
Name: Olivia Swinton
Parish/organisation: St Bernard’s parish, Upper Mt Gravatt
Why are you going on the World Youth Day pilgrimage? I just knew World Youth Day was for me because when I first heard about it 12 months ago I knew God wanted me to go, so I am.
What are you most looking forward to? Walking where Jesus walked 2000 years ago. To also meet and celebrate together with other young people from around the globe faith, spirituality, and unity.
What are you hoping to do when you return from the pilgrimage? I believe my answers will come to me during and after this great event.
What are you most anxious about? Everything, I am just so excited I can’t wait until August 1. I wish it was tomorrow.
What is one thing you are taking that you think no one else will pack? I haven’t really thought about it but at this stage – me.
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