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July 28th, 2013

Last Day



Do you remember those sleepovers with your friends or cousins? Well, here at WYD, millions camped out on the beach in a massive sleepover. And it was packed! Groups were forced to form human walls around their campsite to prevent themselves from getting trampled. And space on the beach is a premium. One group of pilgrims even went right up to the water and constructed a elaborate wall system to prevent the water from washing away their camp site.

Excitement is high on the beach, even after the changes in location, when there were rumors that pilgrims would not be able to camp out for the night, which would have displaced many of those who had planned to be at the vigil all night. And now, this sleepover will end with mass with the pope, when the location of the next WYD will be announced. Rumors abound!

The Author : Jimmy Hsu
Jimmy Hsu is a seminarian of the Paulist Fathers beginning his fourth year of graduate studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Jimmy is from Plano, Texas, and studied computer science at the University of Texas in Austin before deciding to enter the Paulist Fathers.
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