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A Pilgrimage to Remember
Over the Christmas break a group of 34 students and staff
commenced the College’s Jubilee year with a Benedictine tour
in the Footsteps of Benedict. Prior to the trip the group had met
a number of times to learn about a pilgrimage, about Benedict,
the Benedictine way and about each other. They visited a
number of monasteries after which the College Houses are
named, and many places where St Benedict spent his early life
and began his monastic way of life and writing of The Rule. This
was a wonderful opportunity for both students and staff to gain
a deeper knowledge of the traditions which underpin all that we
do at Mount St Benedict College.
Many of the girls cite this pilgrimage as the highlight of their
time at the College, here are some of their reflections:
Munich, Germany
Sister Katerina gave us a tour of the Benedictine monastery at
Tutzing and showed us the history of the place and in particluar,
the New Norcia girls on the trip were able to see the connection
of our House and House partner, Bacolod, to the bigger
Benedictine story. Sr Katerina shared her personal experience
of becoming a nun and we were privileged enough to be able to
share the evening Vesper prayer and Eucharist with the Sisters
where we were invited to sing our College song as the offertory
hymn. …We then spent an enjoyable night at the
Hofbrahaus for dinner where we were able to share
stories and have a mini reunion with the students
on the MSB German Exchange Trip.
Domnique (Year 11)
Rome, Italy
Today we visited Norcia, the town where
Benedict and his sister Scholastica were born.
We went inside the church and the site where
Benedict was born. It was very special to visit
a place that has an important and meaningful
connection to our school.
Alana (Year 9)
We participated in midday prayer with the
monks of Norcia and enjoyed the hospitality of
the Benedictine nuns for lunch. Very spoilt!
Christina He, MSB Chaplain
Footsteps of Benedict
The concept of pilgrimage is very important within the Catholic faith. Mount St Benedict
College is proud to offer a pilgrimage opportunity to interested students and staff every
three years titled ‘The Footsteps of Benedict Tour’.
Happy travel companions
‘Juba’ Jubilee Bear was
well taken care of!
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