Skip to comments.World Youth Day Conversions Begin!
Posted on 07/14/2008 4:56:20 PM PDT by tcg
Sydney's Polish-Catholic community World Youth Day coordinator, 24-year-old Basia Slusarczyk, explained to ZENIT that her non-Catholic boyfriend is participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.
His conversion was triggered by the experience of praying with her for the fruits of World Youth Day.
"He is attending World Youth Day with me and I hope the week of events and the solidarity with so many Catholics from around the world will make him proud to be joining the Catholic family," Basia said.
She was with a group of young Polish-Australians dressed in traditional Polish dancing uniforms at the veneration of the World Youth Day cross and icon at Belmore Park.
With international pilgrims already bringing a buzz to the life of Sydney, Basia believes the youth event will breathe new life into the Church in Australia, and re-energize what has been dormant.
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