Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Barcelona brought to you by Terrence

This morning I woke up late being able to sleep in and went down to breakfast. I must have been blinded by the wonderful dinner last night because this breakfast fell short of it. We went for a dip in the neighboring roof top pool before coming back to the Aragon to change for lunch. Lunch was cut short, and I didn't get to finish as we had to get back to the hotel for a bus tour of Barcelona. It was such a busy day.

At the end of the tour we went to the Basilica of the Holy Family. It has been under construction since 1820, and won't be finished until 2025.
So it has a long way to go. However even under construction it is quite beautiful.

The story of the church is interesting. And most of the work is being done by hand and costs a lot of money. Most of the money used is donated from the visitors.

After our tour we had Mass in the crypt. Which was said by our fearless leader, Fr. Matt. He gave a heartfelt homily. Which spoke to me on being yourself and letting people see you for what is inside you and not for what is on the outside. For God loves us for what is inside of us and for our faith and not for the clothes we wear or the things we do.

Our day was slowing down as we made our way back to the hotel and then out to navigate the Metro to the beach, on the Mediterranean Sea. Where we dipped our feet into the water.

Afterwards we had a relaxing dinner, followed by a little ice cream before heading off to bed.

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