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Saint Ignatius High School

Pope Francis Welcomes Our Students

It was a very special moment for our Vatican Studies students when they were personally welcomed by Pope Francis in Vatican City during their two-week trip with students from Walsh Jesuit High School.

During the Vatican Studies trip, Pope Francis personally welcomed the students from Saint Ignatius High School! Our students, along with students from Walsh Jesuit High School are traveling in Italy for two weeks.

Vatican Studies is an academic summer course focusing on the development of the Catholic Church in Rome and a survey of the development of the Catholic Church through the centuries. The course involves both pre and post-trip academic study, and a two-week experiential residency in Rome (with side trips to Assisi and Monte Cassino). Students explore how the Church came to be established in Rome, the early development of the Papacy, an overview of major historical events of the Church in Rome, and how the Vatican operates today. Students visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, the catacombs, and many other sites. This course is open to rising juniors and rising seniors. Students will receive a semester Theology credit.

Through the Global Education program our students travel across the globe on mission trips, sports excursions, study abroad ventures and foreign exchange programs.