Tuesday, October 04, 2005

John Bosco Youth Day 1

I went to John Bosco Youth Day at Holy Hill on Saturday. I went with some of my friends. It was incredible. The person who was introducing all the speakers told us a story about his family.
He and his wife have one child. Before they had that one his wife had eight miscarraiges. When the relics of Saint Therese were traveling around the country they stopped at Holy Hill. His wife went to pray there for a baby. A few months later they found out she was pregnant. The due date was October 1st, the feast day of St. Therese.
The first speaker was the bishop of Madison. His talk was about beauty and truth and that sort of stuff. He was talking about the music that you hear in church and how he didn't like it. He said that it sounded like the music you hear on the radio. He said "You can hear that stuff on the radio anytime, do you have to hear it in Mass?" A few minutes later he said that someone had told him that young people were starting to like Gregorian Chant. Someone in the crowd asked "What is Gregorian Chant?" The Bishop sang the Pater Noster!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone clapped.
He said that he had three points to make. His last one was that Beauty is in the Eye of the beholder (sometimes). An example of when it is, is in the crucifix. To us Catholics it does look beautiful. But to someone who does not know about Christ it looks ugly. Another example was about music. He said that some people love the bad music now days. That is definitely a case where beauty is in the eye (actually in that case, the ear) of the beholder.

After him was a Christian rap/rock guy (whatever that stuff is). His name was Bob______ ( I can't remember what his last name was) but he was called 'Rightous B'.
His music wasn't that great but his talk was pretty cool.
He talked about how he was born a Catholic but didn't really understand what that meant.
They had alot of Catholic pictures around their house and when he had friends over they would ask him who those pictures were of.
He, being slightly embaressed, said that they were 'relatives'.
At last, when he was in highschool, he had everything he wanted, he was homecoming king, he had a really nice car, all this stuff but he still felt incomplete. He finally realized that to fill that gap he needed Jesus. He also told us about another guy, an athlete with a name I can not remember, who had fulfilled all of his goals. He had just won a really important game and he too had everything he thought he wanted but he felt incomplete. He too realized that he needed Jesus. Righteuos B said that that is what everyone needs. If you feel incomplete, that is what you need.

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