Awesome Report on WYD from a Reporter on the… BEACH?

That’s right. Mass at Copacabana Beach:

“The sights, the sounds, the smells, the sheer old-fashioned excitement of it all: Woodstock (the music), the Olympics (the flags), and a massive beach party (the surf), all rolled into one.”

“I saw a disabled young man being carried over the heads of the crowd like a rock-star – because his wheelchair got stuck in the sand. Then the Mass began – and suddenly it was prayer-time, with an attention and participation worthy of any open-air cathedral.”

I’m not much of a beach person, but I’d go to that. Read the rest here.