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  • The Gladys Sakowich Campus Center, the heart of campus activities.
    The Gladys Sakowich Campus Center, the heart of campus activities.
  • Mendel Center and the Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge.
    Mendel Center and the Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge.
  • The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher is the spiritual center of the Merrimack College community.
    The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher is the spiritual center of the Merrimack College community.
  • Whether it’s winter, spring, or anything in between, Merrimack’s beautiful campus is enjoyed by all.
    Whether it’s winter, spring, or anything in between, Merrimack’s beautiful campus is enjoyed by all.
  • Aerial shot of the Academic Quad.
    Aerial shot of the Academic Quad.
  • The resident dining hall, Sparky’s Place, offers a variety of nutritious meals for students and faculty.
    The resident dining hall, Sparky’s Place, offers a variety of nutritious meals for students and faculty.
  • Students are often seen studying in the McQuade Library, a favorite spot on campus.
    Students are often seen studying in the McQuade Library, a favorite spot on campus.

Pellegrinaggio for Credit

RTS 2425
Pellegrinaggio in Italia: In Search of Augustinian Community 4 cr.

This course is an in-depth study of St. Augustine of Hippo as well as an exploration of the origin of the Augustinians, the Religious Order which bears his name.

After seven monthly preparatory seminars, students journey to Augustinian Italy to examine, first hand, sites of importance in Augustine’s life and in the origin and early history of the Augustinian friars. This experience provides active, engaged learning and dialogue among community of friends, and offers a number of inter-disciplinary opportunities. The course will enhance the student’s search for thewisdom that can result  from a deeper understanding of self, others and God, the search which captivated 75 the life of Augustine.

The monthly seminars are held from September to March and the journey takes place during Spring Break.

Satisfies the second institutional requirement in religious and theological studies.