Holy Cross College | Ellenbrook
'I came that they may have life, and have it to the full' John 10:10

EASTER IN SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELLA


Today is Easter Sunday. This day marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ and is a religious celebration widely celebrated around the world. We started our morning by receiving letters from our families – this was organised by the wonderful Mrs Wilson. We also received some chocolates. We attended Mass at the Cathedral with many traditions different to those in Australia such as the swinging of the bonufumeiro, the huge incense burner, The Mass was such a wonderful experience as we celebrated with the overflowing gathering of people; including fellow pilgrims of the Camino de Santiago. After the Mass the students and staff were given the afternoon  to explore Santiago de Compostela and to do some shopping. In the late afternoon everyone gathered together and the students were surprised with an Easter egg hunt which was held in the garden at the hotel; Ms Connor was the overall champion. Following the Easter egg hunt everyone – including guests, Mr and Mrs Collins – shared a joint meal on a lovely final night in Santiago de Compostela. Overall it was an incredible Easter Sunday even though we all missed our families back at home.