Author Archives: Br Antônio Lemos LC

About Br Antônio Lemos LC

Br Antônio Lemos is from Curitiba, Brazil. He joined the Legion of Christ in 2006 after a couple of years as a Regnum Christi member. He is a big fan of the Brazilian national soccer team, 1980´s pop culture (specially movies), and St Thomas Aquinas. He is currently studying Theology in Rome.

WYD day 12 — next stop, Panama

The following day we all woke up early to prepare the final Mass with the Holy Father. The translators had the blessing to have breakfast with the bishops who were going to concelebrate. Also, before Mass I saw the General … Continue reading

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WYD day 11 — near the stage

I just came from Poland. The last days of WYD were intense and I wasn’t able to post. We received so many graces! We had the Prayer Vigil with the Pope on Saturday. The Vigil took place in Campus Misericordiae, … Continue reading

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WYD Day 10 — Mass for the RC family

This evening the buses that usually bring me home were not working. As I was walking back, a total of 45 minutes, a car stopped by me. A local family offered a ride. This is Polish hospitality and the kind … Continue reading

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WYD 9 — Youth party

“Do you believe that you can change the world?” asked Pope Francis to the youth in the Welcoming Ceremony this evening. He actually asked this same question a few times, and waited for the answer of the crowd. The Pope … Continue reading

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WYD Day 8 — The Pope in Krakow

Pope Francis finally arrived in Krakow. The whole city is in a huge celebration. I was in the center of town when he got to his house. All the streets were taken by storm by thousands of pilgrims trying to … Continue reading

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WYD Day 7 — mercy in the Mass

“WYD Krakow 2016 has begun,” were the words of Card. Stanisław Dziwisz at the end of the Opening Mass today. What a beautiful feast of Mercy we are celebrating here. I had the grace to receive tickets right in front … Continue reading

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WYD Day 6 — Adoration

There is ongoing Eucharistic Adoration in many of the churches in Krakow. Most of them are always packed with young men and women. In each of those churches there is an Ecclesial Movement that is in charge of the adoration. … Continue reading

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World Youth Day 5 — Brother reinforcements

Yesterday, as I entered a restaurant to have dinner, I stumbled on a Mexican young man that I met three years ago in WYD Rio. We recognized each other right away. That is one of the neat experiences of this … Continue reading

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World Youth Day 4 — family

World Youth Day 2016 grows bigger and bigger each day. And the Regnum Christi presence is getting larger. We began this day with Mass with representatives of the whole RC family. There were Legionary priests and brothers, consecrated men and … Continue reading

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WYD Krakow 2016 – Day 3 — team translation

Today we had more training sessions led by professional interpreters. By the way, I finally learned the difference between interpreting and translating. The interpreter not just translates words but also communicates emotions, voice tone, silence. It will be a great … Continue reading

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