Sophia Joy Rodrigues A Look into my awesome life

I am number 5 of 6 kids. We are basically the real life version of the Brady Bunch because there are 3 boys and 3 girls. Fortunately, that's where the similarities stop. For the majority of my life I was homeschooled. I hated it at the time, but I have now come to appreciate the education I received.
As much as I love all of my siblings my sisters and I have a very special bond.
These are my parents from their prime days. They think they're too old to be photographed now.
Two summers ago my second oldest brother got married. He is the first to get married out of all 6 of us. For the wedding, one of my brothers was the best man and the other was an usher. My sisters and I did all of the music. No, that does not make us the Partridge family.
On September 24th, 2016 my oldest brother's first child was born. His name is Albert Leo Jr. after my brother and he is my favorite baby ever!!
As much as I love my family, the most important thing in my life is my Catholic faith. During the Summer of 2016 I had the opportunity to travel to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day. After an incredible week spent in Czestochowa and Krakow, Poland my group traveled to Mariazell, Austria. We then went to Padua, Venice, Assisi, and Rome, Italy. This trip was without a doubt the best experience I have ever had.
A convent in Czestochowa, Poland

The first day was spent in Czestochowa, Poland at the shrine of the Black Madonna.

Schindler's Desk: Schindler's Factory Krakow, Poland

On our first day in Krakow we visited Schindler's factory where hundreds of Jews were saved.

WYD Campout: 3 million Catholics from 187 countries joined together for adoration and mass

Our last couple days in Poland were spent camping out with millions of other Catholics. We had Adoration and Mass with the Pope himself.

Mariazell Basilica Mariazell, Austria

We spent a day in a little town in Austria. By far one of my favorite places we visited.

A Real Life Gondola!!! Venice, Italy

I felt like I was in a movie as I walked the streets of Venice and rode in a gondola.

Assisi, Italy

We spent 2 days in Assisi. There are no words to describe how peaceful and beautiful it is.

The Vatican! That little guy in the window is the Pope.

At World Youth Day we got the opportunity to see Pope Francis. We then followed him back to Rome and were able to see him for a second time.

Outside of Catholic events and studying for classes, I typically enjoy knitting, doing jigsaw puzzles, reading, acting, playing the piano, and singing.

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