When I was 19, I traveled to the poorest country on this side of the world. As a middle-class, Midwestern white-kid traveling to Haiti on a mission trip, I had strong faith and missionary zeal, but nothing could have prepared me for the kind of abject poverty I had only
Kylie Schmidt, with her group, huffed up the hill in Navajo country. There are few trees —just an arid expanse colored in various shades of brown and red and dotted by scrub. “You can look out from the top and see all of Tohatchi and mile upon mile of the
La Salle High School For more than 15 years, La Salle High School has served communities outside of Cincinnati as part of the Lasallian Youth Service Immersion Trip (LYSIT) program. During the summer of 2018, over 45 students and adult chaperones served Give Kids The World (Orlando, Fla.), St. Bernard
DePaul Cristo Rey Assistant Principal Kerrie Katsetos and Spanish Teacher Michael Delaney accompanied five students to Nazareth Farm in rural West Virginia over the summer. Nazareth Farm is a Catholic community that transforms lives through a service retreat experience. The DPCR group worked with students from other schools on repairs
Badin High School Badin High School’s annual “Summer in Solidarity” Christian Service outreach program in 2018 took 12 students to Solsberry Hill outside Bloomington, Ind.; six students to Nazareth Farm in Salem, W.Va.; and 13 students to the Dominican Republic. “Our Summer in Solidarity service program offers students the opportunity
The people and saints of Karala Editor’s Note: In July, a small contingent from the archdiocese traveled to southern India to listen and learn about the lives and faith of our brothers and sisters a world away. In the second of a three-part series of articles, Sister Eileen Connelly, CT
By Megan Walsh For The Catholic Telegraph I think everyone should travel outside of the United States at least once in their lifetime. If one can afford it, the experience compensates for the 15 hour flight or the really spicy food or even the scheduled electrical blackouts.
By Eileen Connelly, OSU “We are all part of God’s creation. We all share the same faith.” With those words, Griselda Geygan, a native of Honduras who is now a Cincinnati resident, summed up the experience of a group from the archdiocese, including Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, during a recent trip