Monday, September 28, 2009

MASS WITH PAPA BENE AT STARA BOLESLAV

(see post above from Vietnam which puts all of this below into perspective-Benedict's visit is meant to be part of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the fall of Communism)

Just back from the festivities and an all night vigil. Knackered.
Highlights -
Vigil before the Blessed Sacrament at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin (more later)


and
the bare breasted women painted onto the sides of the carnival rides (censored)

Huge party the night before in Stara Boleslav with many young backpackers, rock concerts, folk music, break dancers, priests in skirts, nuns in habits, beer (pivo-lots and lots of it), sausages, Czech candies and snacks, trinkets, Hippie jewelry, cotton candy and a wild carnival with nudie pics and rides that flip you upside down 100 times a minute and that only an insane person would dare go on (me).


Getting Ready






 

FUTURE CHURCH


Altar Girl (look carefully)


Clericlals


Princes of the Church


THE Slavic Look



Papa Arrives


Papa on the Pedestal


Altar Girl (only one?)


Contingent from Gdansk


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