Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Campus MinistryPhone: 724-805-2350Fax: 724-532-5098
Campus Ministry provides an exceptional opportunity for students to translate the College’s Benedictine principles into action through our annual summer service trip to Asia, a place very unfamiliar to most students. While in Taiwan, the students work at Cathwel Service, an orphanage for 120 children who are born with disabilities or serious illness; as well as for those who are abandoned or parentless because their families are not able or interested in caring for them. Each day, the collegiates extend their love and compassion by dressing, feeding, and playing with the children. Besides the orphanage, the students also provide service in a remote mountain village where they extend this same love and compassion to not only children, but to the elderly, as well. This interaction includes visiting, playing games, sharing meals, and celebrating Mass. Through this one-on-one contact, the Saint Vincent student missionaries give of their time and love to transcend language, age, and cultural barriers.
During their free time the students also have unforgettable experiences as they explore different cultures, places, and foods in the markets and mountains.
The service trip to Taiwan helps to integrate Saint Vincent’s Catholic, Benedictine values with the broader purposes of human life by “enrolling students in the world” and in service to those in need. This once in a life time opportunity will help students cultivate a life-long commitment to serve others as good stewards of God’s gifts.