On the last day of the WMOF Congress, thousands gathered for Friday Morning Mass at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
A stage full of clergy in ivory vestments paraded down the center aisle. Sister Beatrice Clarke and a group of 25 fellow nuns from Nashville watched from nearby.
Clarke called being among families a highlight of the event.
"Traveling together as a family isn't easy," Clarke said. "The sacrifice to be here is a real witness."
Now that the Congress is about to close, Clark is increasingly excited about seeing the Pope.
"There is a universal appeal to what he says -- the dignity of life, the care for the elderly," Clarke said. "It's like, 'Oh yeah, that's what we're supposed to be about.' "