Young Brazilians Will Hold Vigil on Eve of
Canonization of Friar Galvao
Sao Paulo, May 9, 2007
(CNA).- The festivities which Pope Benedict will attend Thursday at
the Pacaembu Stadium, will continue hours later at the Campo de
Marte, where thousands of young people will hold vigil on the eve of
the canonization of the first Brazilian saint.
According to organizers, many participants who will attend the
encounter with the Pope are expected to make the pilgrimage to Campo
de Marte to await the canonization ceremony on Friday.
During the vigil, more than 50 different choral groups from local
parishes will accompany the Orchestra of the Dramatic and Musical
Conservatory of Sao Paulo.
Among the songs that will be performed at the vigil include the
official song for the papal visit, “Pelos prados y campiñas,” an
adaptation of Psalm 22, as well as two songs in honor of Fray Galvao.
Between each song, reflections by the future saint will be read.
Auxiliary Bishop Joaquim Justino Carreira of Sao Paulo said, “The
grace of God with the coming of the Pope is being felt in our
country. I am referring especially to the joy, disposition and
gratitude of the people involved in this event of such great
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