TRAVELOGUE

I saw again that people are people, yearning for meaning, identity. I loved the rich history and the historical narratives that shape culture-made me open and inquisitive.
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"I learned how complex conflicts are, burned in culture and history, and it was beautiful to see the changes in perceptions and perspectives that occured through interfaith dialogue."
— ELIZABETH C.

 

 

"The history of Rome provided a perspective that raised many questions for me about the importance of family, life, giving to others, and leading a life to be proud of."
— ILLUME CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

 

"I was fortunate to hook up a small group that had a lot of fun and a wonderful experience together. We enjoyed each other's company so much that we have been making more memories together since returning home. Lasting friendships-- what a gift!"
— MELODY T.

 

"The trip was absolutely incredible. It was one of the peak experiences of my life. I did not want to leave. I really put everything behind me and was able to live in the present for those 13 days... I can't even begin to express what it was like for me to walk where Jesus lived and died and performed his ministry. My experience of scripture is forever changed."
— SUZANNE T.

 

 

"The gatherings and masses were empowering and inspirational. I have a greater appreciation for how your spirit feeds the rest of your life. I feel like we have been given such a grace. The prayer and gratitude have been so powerful."
— ILLUME CITIZEN OF THE WORLD
 
 
“The best part of the trip was to experience the pilgrimage as a group.  The sharing and interaction among faculty was terrific and bonding.”
JOHN S.

 

"The trip stimulated me to want to be a better, more informed and determined ‘citizen’ of the wider world.”
— JUDITH W.
 
 
“I would not have traveled any other way.  One cannot be a pilgrim alone.”
— KATIE W.
 
 
“This trip reinforced that humans continue to have more commonalities than differences.  The differences are not necessarily threatening or disruptive; they are unique opportunities to learn to accept the differences and perhaps learn from them.”
— KAREN M.

 

 
 
“I learned that many people are compassionate, caring, and loving.  As a person travels, one learns that people may seem different but we also share many commonalities.  Also, when people are understood and honored, a mutual respect develops.”
— JANET S.

 

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