Two Cabrini College students, Cathy Matta and Breanna Tumelty, were among the estimated two million Catholics to participate in the World Youth Day (WYD) celebration, Aug. 16–21, 2012, in Madrid, Spain.
The students shared their love of Christ with the youth of the world, and also bonded with other members of the Cabrinian institutions from around the world.
“WYD was a beautiful example that the Catholic Church is not just alive, but thriving with energy, passion and love,” Tumelty said.
“Through this experience, I became more keenly aware of how large and diverse the Cabrinian family truly is. The highpoint of WYD was when Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the youth of the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which deepened my identify as a Catholic.”
Cathy Matta’s account of her WYD experience
Breanna Tumelty’s account of her WYD experience
Photo Gallery of World Youth Day