I’m Nowhere Near Understanding What I’ve Seen or Learned


Alums tackle Arabic language study – and more – in UAE, Oman, and Jordan

The following article will appear in the Fall, 2017 issue of Tidings, the school’s annual report. 

Victoria Sirois, JPII ’13 and Peter Hartnett, SFXP ’11 JPII ’15, learned first-hand the life-changing impact of encounter. Hartnett and Sirois spent their recent summers experiencing faith, culture, language, and people in the middle-eastern nations of Oman, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates; and in so doing, encountered others – and themselves – in significant ways. Tidings sat down with Sirois and Hartnett to learn how their Catholic education prepared them for global plurality, and the way their Middle Eastern encounters have shaped their lives today.

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