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20 Brother David S. Baginski, FSC Scholars will spend ten days of their summer researching art and religion in Rome, Italy, as part of a mini-course offered by the Baginski Scholars program entitled Art and Religions of Rome, taught by Baginski Scholars Program Directors Mr. John Allen and Dr. Patrizia Costa-Frezza.
"We are greatly anticipating this wonderful opportunity to explore all that Rome has to offer." said John Allen, Baginski Scholars Program Director. "Italian culture and Rome are wellsprings of information to expand the mind and experiences to touch the soul. We hope that students will encounter ancient Roman temples and ruins as a tourist, the holy churches and religious sites as pilgrims, and be moved by the greatness and beauty of Italian art and architecture."
From June 18 to 28, students will visit iconic landmarks, including the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, Castel S. Angelo, St. Peter's Cathedral, the Forum and the Pantheon. In addition, students will embark on all-day excursions for sightseeing in Florence, Pompeii, Orvieto, Assisi and Ostia Antica.
The experience will be completely intertwined with the teachings of John Baptist de La Salle. Students will reside at Casa La Salle, belonging to the congregation founded by St. John Baptist de La Salle, which is located a short distance from Vatican City.
In lieu of traditional writing assignments, the students will use technology to collect their reflections and experiences in real time through a travel blog.
You can follow along with their experiences on the Central in Rome blog.