Pilgrims and Their Jesuit Chaperones Leave Loyola Today for their Magis 2011 Experiences
Today, over 3,000 Magis pilgrims and the Jesuit chaperones set off across Spain and Portugal for 10 days of experiences in over 100 locations. These experiences ground the pilgrims in Ignatian spirituality which values becoming “men and women for others.” The goal of Magis itself is to always strive to do more for Christ and these pilgrims will set off in small groups of about 25 people volunteering in a prison, accompanying marginalized families, serving pilgrims at Lourdes and restoring a hermitage.
Over a week and a half, the experience groups are partnered with other pilgrims from across the world as they learn to live and work with people from different cultures and backgrounds while always finding commonality in their faith.
In this video, Marquette University students Lindsey Cutner, Kristin Berthene and Emma Scuglik share their thoughts on what their upcoming Magis experience holds for them.
“I think the thought I will take out of this Magis experience is the universality of the Catholic church,” says Cutner. “Because being in the U.S., I don’t see Catholics from different countries, so it is amazing to see Catholics from countries all over the world.”