Praising God in Paris
From Malia (group leader), Catholic Education, Parramatta Diocese
Praise God for an awesome day, although one that has not quite ended. Having just arrived in Paris, we await with fatigue for one more flight till we arrive in our destination, more importantly our beds.
From what started as an exciting and nervous afternoon for the young members from the Pilgrim Way package group; the anticipation of whether our luggage will go over the weight limit or not to the effects of jet-lagging for (some of us) the longest plane trip of our lives.
Everyone's facial expressions have also dramatically changed from one of excitement, to one now portraying an urge to hit the sack. 9-10 hours from Sydney to Bangkok, and just recently 12 hour from Bangkok to Paris, one can only imagine how high we are right now with the Holy Spirit. LOL
Upon arriving in Paris, we had a short Mass just after receiving our luggage, on one corner of the airport. What a great opportunity it was to stop, and give thanks for the many experiences we've had thus far.
Now myself, Luke, Gwen, Maria, Molly, Christina, Lesina, Tim, Derrick and Dwayne are chilling out at the airport, as we had volunteered to stay behind and look after everyone's bags, while the rest have gone out to the city of Paris, to catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower.
The group that made it to Paris spent 2 hours visiting Notre Dame cathedral - an awe inspiring place.We then had a quick walk to try and spot the eiffel tower - can you see it in the photo??
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