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Campus Ministry Leads Mounties on Transformative Arizona Immersion Program

Campus Ministry Leads Mounties on Transformative Arizona Immersion Program

    Mounties posed in behind Sisters of St. Joseph Memorial during their trip in Tucson, Arizona. 


The last week of Spring Break, a group of Mounties accompanied by Mr. Charlie Bates and Mrs. BethAnn Leaming, journeyed to Arizona for a special immersion trip to explore migration. 

Mounties returned after break with exciting stories about theexperience and were very engaged throughout the trip. They explored a lively neighborhood in Nogales, Mexico, where a local community leader shared the history of the border. Then, they had a peaceful prayer time at St. Augustine's Cathedral, where the Sisters of Saint Josephs arrived to in Tucson in 1872. Students embarked on nature hikes to reflect on their experiences.

Katie Westmoreland '25, shared, "Coming from a Sisters of Saint Joseph school, I was not aware of how large an impact the Sisters of Saint Joseph have had on the country. Hearing about the experiences that the Sisters went through to serve others and spread their mission is inspiring."

The trip provided an exclusive opportunity to explore the intricate ethical challenges of migration. The objective of the Mount’s new immersion experiences are to enhance student comprehension of social justice and Catholic faith through interactive experiences that engage them in critical thinking.