The sun’s rays pierce through the morning mist and ashy clouds of the volcano, Popocatépetl. Like glowing arms, they span across the majestic peak and beckon towards the weary, yet excited faces that slowly emerge from doors of the retreat houses. These are the faces of USF students who have travelled from their sheltered lives in the heart of San Francisco to the city of angels of Puebla in Mexico.
Over Spring Break, University
Ministry sent USF students to El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, Columbia, the
Dominican Republic, and Appalachia to learn and be in solidarity with people
living on the margins in terms of social, economic, political, and
environmental status as part of the Spring Break Arrupe Immersions. Amarilis
Medrano, an Ignatian Companion, wrote a reflection of her experience on the
Peru spring break immersion trip this past March
Heidi Kallen describes the Casa Bayanihan program and shares one of her favorite memories.
"Ten students from the University of San Francisco are in West Virginia this week, spending their spring break getting a first-hand look at the coal and gas industries."