Month: October 2014

The Start of Something New

We arrived to St. Lucia with plenty of bug spray and sun screen on hand, and were ready to work. After settling into our rooms at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Castries City and catching up on some much needed rest, we were ready to get…

The First Taste of St. Lucian Culture

This week we had ample opportunity to go out in the community and experience the local culture in Saint Lucia. From the loud and rambunctious streets of Creole Day, to the more subdued Saturday night mass, the group was able to witness a wide range of…

Once Upon A Time…

After a week full of emotionally heavy topics in Chicago, it was time to head south for a little Southern hospitality. The students would spend the last portion of their domestic travel in Eastern Tennessee with the Once Upon A Time organization, learning about the Cherokee…

Seeing Things Differently

For most, a trip to Chicago means traffic, shopping, and fun. The Gap class of 2014 experienced all of that with their weeklong trip to Chicago, but also so much more. Through a retreat hosted by the Brother David Darst Center, the students were able to…

Class With A View

Our time in Utah was short, but each day left a lasting impression on the students. From the landscape we traversed to the service we completed, it was obvious that the wide open spaces of the desert southwest taught us much and challenged many of our…