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About ustwydpilgrimage2011

The UST Campus Ministry serves students of all faiths and facilitates the growth of the spiritual life of the campus community, through the sacraments, spiritual guidance, and counseling in the Christian tradition, and is an outreach of evangelization to all. Youth leadership in liturgical programs, retreats, bible studies, volunteer experiences, academic and spiritual integration, liturgical music involvement and religious education courses are some of the opportunities students are encouraged to be involved in at UST. Students are also invited to be leaders in expanding their faith development and the faith development of their campus community.

Texas Catholic Herald Story on World Youth Day Features UST Pilgrim Joe Bedell

The group that I went with was a group of nine students and alumni fromUniversity of St. Thomas headed by Father Mike Buentello and Sister Damien Marie. Father Mike and Sister Damien came up with the idea about going to … Continue reading

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World Youth Day Photo SlideShow

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The Final Chapter

Nine University of St. Thomas students, accompanied by Fr. Mike Buentello, CSB, and Sr. Damien Marie Savino, FSE, joined nearly two million Catholic youth in Madrid, Spain for a transformative three week trip of prayer, sacrifice and pilgrimage.  After traversing … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s Arrival

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The Madrid Life…World Youth Day Commences

By today, the UST pilgrims will reach Madrid, which is teeming with thousands of young Catholics from across the globe all eagerly awaiting the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI! His Holiness will arrive on the scene tomorrow – He is scheduled … Continue reading

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To the End of the World and Back Again

On Friday we enjoyed a lovely day at Cape Finisterre with lots of beaches and mountains and cliffs – it truly was gorgeous. Now we are back in Santiago and have two days left until we depart for Granada and WYD. … Continue reading

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Where in the world are we? Santiago, that’s where!

“We made it to Santiago and we were early enough for the pilgrimage mass at noon. They had a huge thurible and swung it the length of the cathedral. The Cardinal of South Africa was there and celebrated Mass and … Continue reading

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Cadavo Baleira to Lugo

Most of the journey from Cadavo Baleira to Lugo is a gradual descent into the lowlands of Spain.  The trail will take the pilgrims through Vilabade, with a 17th century church and the remains of a 15th century Franciscan monastery. … Continue reading

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Update from Joe

“Hi this is Joe Bedell I just wanted to give yall an update we are currently in Melide we love the landscape here after waking up at  5, while we were hiking we were able to see a blanket of … Continue reading

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Padrón to Cadavo Baleira

Today the UST pilgrims will be hiking from Padrón and Cadavo Baleira. The altitude of the 17.4 mile hike is between 800 and 1000 meters with no serious hills to climb.  The trail passes the rebuilt Hospital de Montouto, founded … Continue reading

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