College Chaplain, Campus Minister on Fact-Finding Trip to Haiti
College Chaplain Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98 is blogging from Haiti, where Campus Minister Richard Lumley and he are exploring a service opportunity for Providence College students at the Louverture Cleary School.
Through a new program called Faith Abroad, the Office of Mission and Ministry hopes to send a group of students to Haiti next year to volunteer at the school, which was established by Deacon Patrick J.A. Moynihan, ’99G & ’12Hon., said Rev. Joseph J. Guido, O.P., vice president for mission and ministry.
Deacon Moynihan was awarded an honorary doctor of humanitarian service degree at the College’s Commencement Exercises in May. He is founder and president of The Haitian Project, a Providence-based nonprofit that operates the Catholic, co-educational boarding school in Croix-des-Bouquets. The school’s purpose is to educate and train its 350 students, who come from impoverished families, to become future leaders in Haiti.
During their three-day stay, Father Cuddy and Lumley joined Deacon Moynihan on a tour of Port-au-Prince, where “the poverty is profound and the infrastructure is almost non-existent,” Father Cuddy wrote.
Father Guido said the Faith Abroad program hopes to offer students overseas immersion experiences. It is a new initiative of Campus Ministry, along with Faith Works, which will acquaint students with service opportunities in the Diocese of Providence, and Faith Speaks, a program of outreach and evangelization.
Read Father Cuddy’s blog.
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