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Center for Augustinian Study & Legacy

Pellegrinaggio in Italia

For the past eleven years Father Jim Wenzel has been taking groups of pilgrims through the footsteps of St. Augustine.

The groups started of with about half a dozen faculty members and has expanded to about thirty pilgrims consisting of faculty, staff, and students.

The Pellegrinaggio in Italia is a process of assisting participating pilgrims to grow in their understanding of Merrimack College’s identity and mission. The structure of this collaborative work provides opportunities for the pilgrims to experience three of the most distinctive Augustinian characteristics: community, spirituality, and service.

Community: Striving to be One in Mind and Heart on the Way to God;

Spirituality: Engaging in a Restless Search for Truth and Meaning;

Service: Building up ‘The City of God’ and Dedicating oneself selflessly to the Common Good.