—Posted by Elizabeth (September 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm)
Grüß Gott! Or in English, “Greetings/May God greet you!” This fall I am studying abroad in Gaming, Austria! It has been a completely new and amazing experience! I am so blessed to have this opportunity, and all prayers would be appreciated for a fulfilling semester.
This past Saturday, nearly the whole student body of 180 students made a 17 mile – roughly seven hour – hike to the Marian shrine of Mariazell. The students and staff who take part in the pilgrimage traditionally offer it up in reparation for abortion and all offenses against the dignity of human life, as well as any personal intentions they may hold. The day began with Mass being offered at 7:00, then shortly after breakfast, the buses departed to take us to the beginning of the trail. (more…)