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2010 Summer Study Tour to Italy
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Italy in the Footsteps of the Saints
From the days of the Apostles to Saint Padre Pio and Pope John Paul II, Italy has been at the center of Western Christianity. The Center for Catholic Studies  is sponsoring a two week, three-credit study tour on May 19-June 3, 2010, in which students will encounter the history of some of the great spiritual teachers who called Italy home, including Saints Peter and Paul, Augustine, Catherine of Siena, Francis and Clare of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola and Don Bosco.
Students will visit the cities of Turin, Milan, Bologna, Pavia, Assisi and Rome. In addition, students will have the rare opportunity to see the famous Shroud of Turin, the Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel and participate in Pope Benedict XVI's Weekly Audience.
The cost of the trip is $3,650.00. This price includes all air and land transportation, hotel accommodations (double occupancy), breakfasts and evening meals, and all museum/site admission fees. The itinerary includes: two nights in Turin, two nights in Milan, two nights in Bologna, three nights in Assisi, and six nights in Rome; including day trips to Pavia and Ravenna. Hotels are located within the historic centers of the cities and within walking distance of the main attractions. The group will depart from and return to the South Orange - Seton Hall University Campus. Any members of the Seton Hall University community, including non-students, are eligible and encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The course will carry three credits, and is cross-listed with Catholic Studies, the Department of History and the School of Theology. Tuition costs are separate from, and not included, in the travel package costs. Several preparatory meetings during the Spring 2010 Semester will acquaint participants with the lives of these saints, along with their continued impact today.
Anyone wishing to apply for this course/trip must contact Father Douglas Milewski at the School of Theology (e-mail: as soon as Vaticanpossible, with a written explanation as to why he or she is interested in this particular course/trip. Priority will be given to students using the course for a major or minor in Catholic Studies, History or Theology, and to those applying the course as a free elective in their particular degree programs. Those accepted into the course will be required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $1,500.00 by as soon as possible.

For more information please contact:
Jan Waszkiewicz
(973) 275-2525


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