The great gift is that we have tickets "area A" to get into a good place and attend Mass on Sunday 25 that Pope Benedict XVI will preside.
How? Truly a providential series of events from Tuesday until today.
On Monday we had only the promise of a bed in a house. And no ticket. On Tuesday, some friends got us 2 tickets to "Area C". At this point I seriously thought about go, as we were required to arrive at 10 pm Saturday. Honestly, I did not have any craving for sleep in the open field. On Wednesday, some friends gave us 6 tickets "Area B" that do not required to sleep there. This fact that made my heart to move even though many other obstacles as leaving children at home. And finally on Friday, my husband spoke with a priest friend who works at the episcopal conference and we have 4 tickets "area A" in our hands!
So, we will go!
Tomorrow morning we will leave by car, with another couple who we invited. We are going to leave Mexico City toward city of León, where the Pope arrived today at 16:14 local time.
We hope to arrive by 8 pm and stay in homes of people who do not know,but who generously offered us a room. We're supposed to be in the park where the celebration will be, at 6:00 am Sunday.
We do not know whether it will open the road or have to walk a few kilometers. Surely the road will be full of buses of pilgrims. We do not know how many hours are on the way.
So are the real pilgrimages!
We are excited, we will meet with the Vicar of Christ!!
I'll be praying for the intentions of the blogging community. Specially for my dear Prayer Buddy for this Lent. And as well for Lena, and AMTTBAM.
However, if any of you want to leave specific intentions, I will present them with great affection at mass.
My email is begrobayoATgm.ail.com