Day 5, Wednesday 14th March, was always seen as a day of high expectations being our first day in Lima!
Not only were these met but were an absolute highlight.
Our first stop was the church of de Santa Rosa De Lima (Saint Rose of Lima) who was canonised in 1671. We met a dominican priest and visited the crypt beneath the church which contained the holy relics of St Rose of Lima.
Afterwards we visited the home of San Martin de Porres, whose canonization by Blessed Pope John XX111 in 1962, celebrates 50 years in 2012.
The visit to the Convento Santo Domingo was very special, particularly the University of Theology Library establised in the 1500's, where thesis were challenged and validated.
Had to be seen to be believed! Incredible. Again the pictures tell the story.
After contacting the Diocese of Lima, we were informed that the Cardinal of Lima, Archbishop Juan Luis Cipriani, agreed to meet with us!
We were received at his private office and greeted us with warmth and hosptiality. The Cardinal spoke of his enthusiastic support of engaging our youth across the world, fostering a deeper encounter with Christ and support of plgrimage initiatives on the lead up to WYD13.
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