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World Youth Day 2000

About the Trip

I joined the teens of St. Theresa Catholic Church from Douglasville, GA on a trip to Rome for WYD 2000. After the group left, a few of us stayed behind and traveled north to Venice. From Venice, I traveled alone to Turin, to see the Shroud, and then into France.
I’ll need to revisit this trip at some point. It was pre-blogging days, but it was very exciting and I have many stories to share. Just a few highlights… being completely alone with the Shroud of Turin and falling asleep on a train and waking up in a parked and empty car (not the only time that’s happened, actually).
It’s also interesting to mention that of those who traveled in our group, quite a few died early tragic deaths.

Dates

August 12 – 28, 2000

Visited

Rome
Assisi
Orvieto
Florence
Loreto
Ancona
Bologna
Venice
Turin
Paris
Lisieux

Masses

I’m thinking that we surely had daily Mass on this trip, but I only have record of the following:
Horridly ugly church near Tor Vergata, Rome
Tor Vergata field with the Holy Father, Rome
Basilique de Sainte-Thérèse, Lisieux
Notre Dame, Paris

Accommodations

Hotel Ibis, Rome
Some nice convent, Assisi
Casa Santo Nome di Gesu, Florence
Hotel Antica Locanda al Gambero, Venice
Nice hotel just off Champs Elysées, Paris

Photos:

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