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Posted: Thursday Jun 7, 2012

June 7, 2012

Twenty-four Saint Vincent College students recently returned from a 12-day pilgrimage to Rome, the fifth annual journey sponsored by the College’s Office of Campus Ministry.

The highlight of the May 15 to 26 journey was attendance at a general audience with Pope Benedict XVI.

They also had opportunities to visit Scavi (excavations under the main altar at St. Peter’s Basilica), the Vatican Museum, Assisi and Tivoli. The group also enjoyed a walking tour of Rome; a visit to the catacombs of St. Callista; a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Saint John Lateran and Saint Peter’s Basilica; and a trip to Monte Cassino.

The group was accompanied by Fr. Killian Loch, O.S.B., Director of Campus Ministry, and Jenna Hogan.

Pictured are, front row, from left, (kneeling), Julie Pomerleau of Jeannette, Meghan Waterbury of York, Marla Crawford of Valencia, Jenna Hogan (chaperone), Rebecca Boxler of Johnstown, Jumbe Phiri of Pittsburgh (15221) (sitting on ground), Matt Hedfors of Murrysville, Melissa Morrow of Irwin, Natalie Wolff of Somerset, Armando Fortunato of Brockway and Matthew Maloy of Derry.

Back row, from left, James Kuhns of Mount Pleasant, Sarah Hunter of Wampum, Jocelyn Matenje of Potomac, Maryland, Bernie Pastorek of Johnstown, Josh Gongaware of Irwin, Shannon Baczek of Beaver Falls, Cara Metz of Greensburg, Olivia Dongilla of Jeannette, Becky Deane of Freedom, Josh Vigna of Johnstown, Fr. Killian Loch, O.S.B., (chaperone), Rebecca Raraigh of Fombell, and Alex DeConciliis of Bethel Park.

Missing from the photo are Simon Clayton of East Orange, New Jersey and Rachel Saxinger of Irwin.


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