Bus 1

Welcome to the Bus 1! We ate having an incredible time in Peru doing things we never thought we would have the opportunity to - and we think we are also a real difference to the lives of some of the people here. We have helped to build a staircase in an desperately poor area of the capital Lima, have helped out in a shanty in some local schools and been on a tour of the sacred sights of Lima. We are getting on fantastically well because we have a great group of students from Marist College Penshurst, Marist North Shore, Marist Kogarah, St Ursula's Kingsgrove and Bethany College, and great teachers, led by our Bus Leader Tony Duncan.

Keep the messages coming - we love to getting them. We have just arrived in Cusco in the Andes and are preparing for out trip to the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu tomorrow.

Please keep us in your prayers as we journey to our final destination - the Brazilian city Rio De Janeiro for WYD!

Here are some photos of our group engaged in some of the activies I was just telling you about. I hope you enjoy them.

The Bus 1 Team











Hi everyone.

Here are a few pics of us at Machu Picchu. You can check out some photos of this amazing place on the main page of the blog.



















































































































Bus 1 students with Cardinal Pell in the Iquaza Cathedral...


And at Iquazu Falls...








24 comments:

  1. Hope you have all arrived happy, safe and with all your luggage.

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  2. Greetings to Stefanny, Stephanie, Eugenia, Kathleen, Kayla, Alana, Gabriella, Jennifer and Ms Hillier from Bethany College. I have been regularly scanning Twitter to see what the group is up to. You are all in our prayers. Go gently........

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  3. Greetings Bethany College pilgrims. I have just been reading the blog on xt3 regarding your visit to the school. The smiles on your faces in the photos say it all.........

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  4. Hi Crystal and girls, From all accounts, your experiences have been amazing so far. We look forward to hearing all about it when you return. Stay safe!

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  5. Hi Lachlan and MCP boys, what amazing experiences you're having in Lima! Thanks to Mr Duncan and everyone for keeping us up-to-date with what's happening on the blogs, Twitter and Facebook. It's so exciting to see the journey you are all on - even from half a world away! Keep up the good work and stay safe. Love from Mum, Dad and Thomas

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  6. Hi Andrew, Natasha and all on Bus 1. So excited to see your photos and amazing work. Safe travels and look forward to future updates....Duffy Family

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  7. Hi Andrew, Natasha and Bus 1. So excited to see your photos and the fantastic work you are doing. Look forward to seeing more pics and future updates. Safe travels....with much love and missing you Duffy Family (MCK) xx

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  8. Good morning bus 1... especially Cloe, Hannah, Janelle, Sabeena, Lilian Taylor and Glen. Have really enjoyed sharing your experiences in Lima and hope that you have benefited from the challenge. Looking forward to hearing about your experience in Machu Pichu. Hope everyone is well. Praying for you daily. Mrs A

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  9. Hi Zac, Natasha, MCK boys & Bus 1. So enjoying your updates and photos - what a great experience for you all. Enjoy Machu Pichu and the trek to Rio!! Lots of love and luck for a safe journey. Karen, Doug & Maddy

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  10. Hi everyone on bus 1. Very proud of your work in Lima. Looking forward to your stories and pictures from Cuzco. We all miss you. Stay safe. Simoes family (Bethany)

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  11. Hi Lachlan & everyone. Very impressed by you all's hard work.
    Keep it up. Take care. Praying for you. Auntie Joannie

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  12. Hi Lachlan & everyone. So impressed by you all's hard work. Keep it up. Take care. Praying for you. Auntie Joannie

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  13. Hi Kayla,Bethany girls and all of Bus 1. Love seeing photos of your experiences and geting updates on your travels. Look forward to hearing about your Machu Pichu experience. I hope you didn't get sick. Keep safe.xx The Ward family

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  14. Greetings Bethany pilgrims. We are keeping track of your journey via Bus 1 Facebook page and Twitter. Many blessings as you now head to Rio and the beginning of WYD week. Go gently............

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  15. Hi Bus 1 pilgrims. We loved your Machu Pichu photos. You all look like you are having a good time. Lots of love. Take care. Simoes family

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  16. Hi everyone on Bus 1, we love seeing the photos and reading about what you are all doing - it's a truly wonderful experience. Lachlan, so glad now you convinced us to let you go. Make the most of the time in Rio and God Bless. Love from home (Hui family)

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  17. Greetings Bethany pilgrims. We have watched images of Pope Francis arriving in Brazil and I did keep an eye out to see if I could spot any of you in the crowd. Do you have any badges or medals left? Go gently..........

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  18. half way through ur journey now! Rio looks amazing and you all look so happy! missing you lots Andy ! mum dad jess tim xx

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  19. Hi Jeremy and all of Bus 1, looks like everyone is having a fantastic time in Rio. We are loving all the photos and updates. Hope you are all well? Enjoy the WYD experience.
    Love The Harvey's xx

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  20. Mark's blog today has inspired me to say a heartfelt 'thank you' to all the wonderful people accompanying our children on Bus 1 and helping to make WYD such an amazing experience. When I think about you all being 'in loco parentis' for 30 odd teenagers - caring for them in every way - physically, emotionally and spiritually - well all I can say is that you are an impressive bunch and you all deserve a Merit (or two)!

    WYD starts off as a mixed blessing for parents - heartache and excitement mingled together. Yet the heartache is soon allayed - we check the blogs, FB and Twitter everyday and marvel at the experiences and the photos. And the photos are a revelation - lots of smiling, happy, beautiful faces - and not just the kids, but teachers too!

    I read somewhere today, that Pope Francis told pilgrims that they should never forget that the values of spirituality, generosity, perseverance, fraternity and joy are rooted in the Christian faith. So if our kids want to know what 'practising Christianity' means then they don't need to look too far away - they have the privilege of being with people who are putting those values into action everyday of their WYD journey.

    So to Mr Duncan, Father Greg and the teachers from Marist Kogarah, North Sydney, St Ursula's and Bethany, thank you - your hard work is valued and very much appreciated. Peace be with you and God Bless

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  21. Good morning from Hurstville to Bus 1, in particular to my girls from Bethany. Looks like you are having an amazing time. Kathleen- I hope you are feeling better now. Enjoy WYD week and say a prayer for Year 12 who are about to start their trials. Love, Mrs Lavorato

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  22. Greetings Bus 1, particularly the Bethany Pilgrims. Thank you for the update of photos. So many wonderful moments....... Go gently as you celebrate the final Mass of WYD. You continue to be in our prayers

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  23. Hi Bus One... especially Glen and the Ursies girls. Saw some footage of the Vigil and the Stations on Xt3. Looked amazing. Thinking of you tonight as you join in prayer with the Pope and millions of pilgrims, those with you and all around the world at WYD Eucharist. May you be richly blessed. Mrs A

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  24. Hi Taylor and Glen ( and the other Ursies)...
    Guess the waterfall at Elanora Heights is just not going to compare to your waterfall at Iguazu... but we too are on retreat and praying for you all. Travel safely on the return trip. Mrs A and Year 11 retreat team and students

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