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Gold Coast Newlyweds Honeymoon at World Youth Day

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Gold Coast Newlyweds Honeymoon at World Youth Day

NEWLYWEDS Alice and Chris Williams didn’t opt for the quiet or peaceful resort getaway for their honeymoon.

Instead, the Gold Coast couple were compelled to share their first few weeks as husband and wife with millions of Catholics.

The couple registered as pilgrims for the 31st World Youth Day in Krakow, travelling with the Brisbane Archdiocese, during their engagement.

“Well we wanted to start our married life prayerfully and it made sense to begin with a pilgrimage – we’re going to pilgrimage in life, I guess,” Chris said.

In 2013, Alice travelled to the WYD in Rio de Janeiro, asking God for direction in her life.

“I was working on the Gold Coast and living in Brisbane, I would drive everyday, and I really felt called by God to be where I was, embrace the Gold Coast, so I moved there after last WYD,” Alice said.

“I really felt inspired by St Mary MacKillop’s quote, ‘There where you are you will find God’.”

Alice reached out to the local youth minister at the Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish for an opportunity to connect with young adults.

It was at the parish’s youth group she met Chris.

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