World Youth Day pilgrims leave for Madrid
MERIDEN, CT (08-15-2011) - Pictured from left: Sister Frances Zajac, Paul Petrowski, Emma Lawlor, Noah Corey and Alex Wells receive a special blessing at the end of Mass prior to their leaving for World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain. The Franciscan Sisters and Brothers of the Eucharist and the young people's families joined in prayer for the pilgrims at a Mass on the Solemnity of the Assumption in the Chapel of St. John at the Franciscan Sisters' Paul VI Center. Sister Gabriella Pettirossi, FSE from Assisi, Italy, will meet up with the group in Madrid. Sister Damien Marie Savino, FSE is co-leading a pilgrimage to World Youth Day from the University of St. Thomas, Houston.