So, this last week I've decided that I'm going to try to go ot WYD 2005 with the YMI.
Here's the site for their pilgrimage:

The itinerary sounds amazing just in itself:

In the Footsteps of Pope John Paul II & St. Maximilian Kolbe:
• Depart Chicago O’Hare
• Arrive in Paris & enjoy sightseeing tour
• Explore the world famous Notre Dame Cathedral
• Visit Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Chapel, where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in 1830
• Pray before the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure
• Arrive in Poland & celebrate Mass at Shrine of Divine Mercy
• Pray before the tomb of St. Faustina
• Visit birthplace home of Pope John Paul II & the church he attended as a youth
• Visit Auschwitz, one of the most notorious Nazi concentration camps
• Pray before the cell where St. Maximilian Kolbe was martyred
• Explore the Martyrdom Museum
• Visit Our Lady of Czestochowa - Poland’s most famous Marian shrine
• Visit Zakopane & take cable car ride
• Pray before the miraculous Infant Child of Prague
• Sightseeing of Cologne & world famous cathedral
• Attend World Youth Day Opening Ceremonies
• Visit the Cathedral of Aachen with its Four Great Relics
• Visit the Cathedral of Trier with its “Holy Robe” of Christ
• Visit St. Matthias Abbey & pray before the tomb of the apostle
• Pilgrimage walk, vigil, & Mass with Pope John Paul II
• Grand finale - Closing Mass with Pope John Paul II
• Festive Farewell Dinner
• Return Chicago O’Hare for Closing Mass

Now all I have to do is find $2300 to go there, $500 by the end of the month. My currents plans involve sponsorship, possibly by the diocese or KoC, so I'll be calling them tomorrow.
But I had so much fun on the 2002 WYD that I'm going to do everything I can to go on this one.

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