July 7, 2014

Students Travel to Belgium and Italy to Explore Christian Spirituality

In May 2014, 11 Emmanuel students traveled to Belgium and Italy with the associate director of the Center for Mission Engagement, Mark Harrington '08, and Associate Professor of Theology + Religious Studies Laurie Johnston.

In May 2014, 11 Emmanuel students traveled to Belgium and Italy with the associate director of the Center for Mission Engagement, Mark Harrington '08, and Associate Professor of Theology + Religious Studies Laurie Johnston.

The trip was part of Dr. Johnston's travel course, "Contemplation and Action: An Introduction to Christian Spirituality." The course aims to help students understand how some Christians have understood the transformation of their lives and expressed that transformation through their active engagement with the world in the form of contemplative traditions and other spirituality. During their time in the classroom, Johnston and her students examined various form of mysticism, Benedictine, Franciscan and Jesuit spirituality. While abroad, the students focused on two contemporary groups by visiting their places of origin: Emmanuel's founding order, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Namur, Belgium, and the Catholic lay Community of Sant'Egidio, a worldwide association based on prayer, solidarity, ecumenism and dialogue, in Rome.

Dr. Johnston offered details of the group's activities, including their visit to the SND Heritage Center and their day of service with the Community of Sant'Egidio on the trip's blog, which can be seen here.

Also, check out more photos from the trip on our Pinterest page.



The Arch of Titus in the Roman Forum

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