A Very Wet WYD


Almost as soon as we arrived at Rio, it started raining. Coincidence? Maybe. Today, the rain got even harder as pilgrims begin to arrive for the second day of catechetical sessions. And there is no end in sight.

Even with all the rain, Vivo Rio, the catechetical location I’m at is still packed, with more people arriving every second, with the same enthusiasm as ever. Later this afternoon, there will be an official welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis, who has been in the country since Monday. I hope he packed an umbrella!

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.