We are happy to announce an exciting
program of faculty-escorted pilgrimages, educational and adventure tours
for 2007. Travel with the experts!
Bishop John W. Yanta of Amarillo and
Father Charles H. Miller, SM, Professor of Theology, will direct a
Lenten pilgrimage to Marian and other shrines in
Europe: Fatima (where Our Lady engaged Soviet Communism already
in 1917), Santiago de Compostela (pilgrimage goal for millions of
Christians through more than 1,000 years), Avila (home of St. Teresa,
one of the Church’s greatest mystics), Zaragoza (Our Lady of the Pillar
is the oldest shrine to Our Blessed Mother, founded by St. James the
Apostle himself), Lourdes (site of both miraculous physical and
spiritual healings), and Paris (apparitions of Our Blessed Mother and
the Miraculous Medal). March 9-21, 2007. $3799 from San
Antonio or Amarillo.
Father Conrad Kaczkowski, SM,
Professor of History and Philosophy, brings his vast knowledge of
European history to a delightful spring break program in
Tuscany. All ages welcome! There will be distinct
programs for children, for teenagers, and for adults. Residing in a
Renaissance Medici estate village just outside Florence, you’ll be
within commuting distance of Pisa and Siena and San Gemignano, but
without the traffic noises in the evenings. March 10-18,
2007. Land only: $1700 for adults; $1100 for children 18 and
younger. (Deadline 1/16/07)
Dr. Wenbin Luo, a native of
China and member of our Department of Engineering, will
share his knowledge of his native land on a tour and Yangtze
River cruise. Visit Beijing, Chongqing (capital of Chang
Kai-Shek during WW II), Canton, Hong Kong and other major sites.
May 15-30, 2007. $3199 from San Francisco.
Greece and Greek
Isles will be escorted by Father Charles H. Miller, SM,
professor of Bible and archaeology who has traveled in Greece for more
than 40 years. Visit the Acropolis of Athens, the medieval cliff-top
monasteries of Meteora, the Oracle of Delphi, the great theatre of
Epidauros, the site of the original Olympic Games at Olympia. Enjoy the
beauty and the beaches of the Aegean isles of Mykonos and Santorini.
May 25—June 8, 2007. $3769 from San Antonio. $3599 from
A cruise on the Diamond
Princess to Alaska with geology Professor David
Fitzgerald, Chairman of our Earth Sciences Department, will take you to
see some of the world’s most beautiful glaciers and landscapes, as well
as whales and other marine wildlife. Learn firsthand about the geology
of the nation’s most spectacular coastline. May 26—June 2,
2007. Cruise only $699 and up; airfare from San Antonio
Relax and absorb the magnificent
mountain panoramas as you ride in luxurious sightseeing trains
through the Alps with Father Conrad Kaczkowski, SM, Professor
of History and Philosophy, who lived and studied in Switzerland for four
years. Smithsonian guides will augment the educational value of this
trip to Montreux, Château de Chatillon, Zermatt and the Matterhorn, St.
Moritz, Tirano, Innsbruck and Salzburg. July 19—29,
2007. $3899 from San Antonio. $3829 from St. Louis.
Attorneys! Earn CLE
credits with US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in
the spectacular setting of Innsbruck, Austria, and then
visit the Grossglockner Alps, Salzburg, and Munich. Sister Grace Walle,
FMI, Chaplain of the St. Mary’s University School of Law, will escort
this group. July 2-8, 2007. Land Only:
Adventurers!!! We have a two-pronged
excursion just for you in Tanzania, with your choice of a 10-day trek to
the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro or a Great
Wildlife Safari in Tanzanian national parks. Father Charles H.
Miller, SM, Director of Roamin’ Rattlers and avid mountain
climber, will escort the climbers, and Sister Mary K Milne, OSU, Program
Director for our pilgrimages and study tours since 1973 and inveterate
animal lover, will accompany the safari group. July 19-August 2,
2007. Land Only $4400.
Please contact me for brochures and
further information, or visit our website at http://www.stmarytx.edu/travel/.
Do come now, y’all hear?
Father Charles H. Miller,
Director, Roamin’ Rattlers
St. Mary’s University Travel
For Alumni and Friends