Every year in June St. Aloysius Gonzaga hosts visitors to the School and sites in and around Nairobi for a two-week pilgrimage tour. Pilgrims will be part of the annual celebration of the Feast of St. Al’s and spend time with students and faculty. They will see the original site of the school and tour the Kibera slum. The group will also have an opportunity to see some of the many other Jesuit works in Nairobi such as the Nyumbani orphanage for AIDS-infected children, Lea Toto program serving AIDS-infected children in Kibera, the Refugee Service Office, Africa Jesuit AIDS Network, and projects of Kangemi Jesuit Parish.
The trip wouldn’t be complete without witnessing the breaktaking landscape and captivating wildlife native to Kenya. The tour will include a visit to the Giraffe Centre, the Elephant Orphanage, and a 2-day safari at Masai Mara National Reserve. Pilgrims will also visit local museums and have presentations on history, culture, politician and religion in Kenya. The group will be supported by Spiritual Director, Dan O’Hare, SJ who will facilitate daily prayer and reflection. This is a life-changing experience for all who are open to learning and sharing in this spiritual adventure.
If you would like information about the June 2018 Pilgrimage, please contact Cristine Pope at 312-384-6118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.