Upper Class Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi
Chesterton Academy Juniors and Seniors traveled to Rome in March 2011 for our first Lenten pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. Highlights of the trip included attending daily Mass at the station churches, singing to the Holy Father at his weekly General Audience, and attending the Angelus.
Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
On Monday of Holy Week, Chesterton Academy students, faculty, prospective students and families made a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Lent draws to a close and with it winter is fading. The mountainside shows signs of new life; a fitting place for the Shrine of the Patroness of the Unborn, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Upon arrival the pilgrims immediately hiked up the mountain to attend Confessions and Mass at the beautiful Shrine Church, lunch at Culina Mariana Restaurant, and take a walking tour of the shrine and grounds. Father Jarvis joined us and held an afternoon retreat for the students and families. He delivered a wonderful lecture on the comparison of a boat to the Catholic Church. Everyone enjoyed his light hearted wit and learned to look at God‘s house in a whole new way.
Though the drive is long and the departure time is sun-up, the trip is well worth it. The whole Academy experiences a renewal of life, as well as school spirit. Our Lady of Guadalupe, helps us to promote the Culture of Life. — Hannah Korman ‘12
Special Trips: March for Life Trip to Washington, D.C., January 2010
In a culture of death, there are few things more inspiring than seeing 400,000 people rally for life. This past January we had this opportunity when we attended the March for Life in Washington D.C. It is absolutely incredible to know that we are not alone in the fight for life. It made us aware that we are part of something great and that overturning Roe v. Wade is entirely possible. While there, we had the opportunity to hear excellent speakers and march past many of our nation’s most important buildings and monuments.
In addition to the March we were able to tour Washington D.C., and immediately fell in love with the city. It was amazing to view such legendary places as the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the National Art Museum, the Vietnam Memorial and the Washington Monument. To finish the trip, we had the chance to attend Mass at the National Shrine, which was breathtaking. It was a trip we all hope to make again someday. — Teresa Blackman ’12