Kelly Seegers for the Catholic Standard
For Tom Robertson, who is studying for the priesthood at the Saint John Paul II Seminary, going to World Youth Day in Kraków is an opportunity to witness the Holy Spirit in action.
“It is a pretty incredible statement…to have this many people from so many places in the world,” Robertson said. “The Holy Spirit becomes visible, and it becomes visible in such a youthful group.”
Robertson grew up attending Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac, where he remembers experiencing the work of the Holy Spirit. He specifically remembers when he was an altar server, looking into the church from the outside hallway during the Easter Vigil, and seeing everyone holding candles in the dark amidst the special readings and music.
“Every year I got to sit out there as a server, I got to visibly see the very real Holy Spirit” in action, he said.