This past weekend, over 8,000 people gathered together in Liverpool for the first Eucharistic Congress to be held in England in over 100 years. The efforts of the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales, spearheaded by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, this Congress was focused on evangelizing and encouraging Catholics throughout England and Wales to be more centered in and focused on the Eucharist as the source and summit of our Catholic faith.
With keynotes from Bishop Robert Barron for the adults and myself (Katie Prejean McGrady) for the youth,+8,000 people joined together in three days of learning, prayer, and community building, culminating in a Eucharistic procession throughout the streets of Liverpool (in the pouring rain) followed by Mass in the Cathedral.
It was an epic weekend. Hundreds of photos were taken. Here are few that capture the event well and show a Church in England and Wales that is alive and thriving.
Katie Prejean McGrady is an international speaker and author. She has been traveling for the past 10 years, engaging audiences of all ages and sizes with theological truths and a unique blend of humor. Katie has appeared on EWTN, Catholic TV, Radio Maria, Sirius XMâs Catholic Channel, writes books & articles for Ave Maria Press, LifeTeen, and EpicPew, and has spoken in parishes & dioceses across the United States and Canada. She lives with her husband, daughter, and dog in Lake Charles, Louisiana.