Meet the Summer 2023
It would be an inestimable gift to [engage with the richness and depth of the Church's legacy] with fellow members of the mystical Body of Christ who make up the Church.
I love to serve in whatever way is needed, especially in relationships, or in church or ministry in general. I feel like I also have the gift of encouraging others, I love to lift others up and make them feel seen.
I have been interested in growing my faith and saw this Immersion as a prayer answered...I think that it will open my eyes to something wonderful. I truly believe that this will change my life for the better.
... being surrounded by so much Church tradition would enrich my faith life is a multitude of ways. This Truth & Beauty Project would be an opportunity for me to experience the friendships I'm missing out on.
This project would provide an invaluable experience to propel my ministry as a physician doing global health work. I desire to communicate the Gospel to people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and societies as I treat their physical ailments.
This is what life is about. I want to be completely conformed to Christ and, in my heart, I want to do anything for that end. Knowledge and understanding from this immersion, through my faith, will sanctify me and draw me even closer to Jesus.
Traveling internationally is not something I am very familiar with ..., but I don’t want fear to hold me back from discovering more of Jesus. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this trip.
I take my faith very seriously. I prioritize living out my faith, especially since college life can be difficult, my faith is what grounds me and has been constant throughout my entire life.
It is an incredible opportunity to learn more about God, which grows us closer to Him and allows us to more fully understand Him. It's also an chance to learn from our brothers and sisters who exemplify Him.
I want to so badly press into discomfort to build a lasting foundation of faith. I want to be the hands and feet of Jesus wherever I go. A fresh lens and an open heart will help me to learn what that looks like.
I strongly believe my connection to this truth will only intensify my drive to continue learning and growing not only in my faith life, but also my ability to educate young children about art in my classroom.
It would mean the pilgrimage of a lifetime – a chance to be pierced by the beauty of God and Rome at the core of my being.
It would be a gift to bring life to all the things I have read and learned and an opportunity to experience how He has worked through the Church throughout history and especially into the present.
I am trying to live a simple life fulfilled with Trust and Love. I follow the Little Way. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these for me is love.
I would consider myself a helpful person in the body of Christ. I am good at supporting others in their faith. As for the rest of my gifts, I haven’t identified those yet. I am hoping that this trip may help with that.
My faith is very important to me and keeps me grounded. Life is too short to live without the love of God.
This Truth and Beauty Project would propel me deeper in my faith through formation while go to the roots physically and spiritually of the liturgy and the beauty and depth of Christ and His Church.
This Immersion would mean that I would get an opportunity to mature and learn so much. I also think that it would help me cast a vision for what I want my faith to look like in my adult life.
I'm from a secluded and sheltered background and so getting the opportunity to travel is wonderful but getting to witness a new culture and a new experience with God is astounding.
I'm a cradle Catholic, but my faith didn't really begin until I had a very impactful Adoration experience on a high school retreat. Since then, I have spent a lot of time researching Catholicism and growing in my faith.
My faith has grown exponentially since coming to Notre Dame. Through writing my thesis, which was an in-depth study of divine love and artistic beauty through the lens of friendship, I feel as though I have started to find my grounding in my Catholic faith.
I would love to integrate Truth and Beauty into my work/ curriculum more deeply, especially as I revisit this past year and reflect upon where students most fully need to be inspired through the Truth and Beauty of God!
I have a desire to bring myself back to the faith that I once had and that I saw was so important in my family growing up. I would love the opportunity to go on this trip to reignite my faith and learn the skills to keep the fire going.
I begin my career as a high school theology teacher and campus minister this Fall! It will be an honor to share all the graces I have received throughout my own educational journey with my students and help them learn, love, and live their Catholic identity!
It wasn't until I came to school that I experienced a reorientation back to the faith, and since then, I have looked for every opportunity to continue to grow in my relationship with Christ and find fellowship with other Christians who are searching for unity.
I have no idea what is in store for me with Truth & Beauty, but I'm going to keep going where I think He wants me to go. I anticipate that I will grow deeper in faith and become closer with the Truth, and that something in God's great design will become a reality through this closer union.