SOLIDARITY IN CHALLENGING TIME
Immerse yourself in China’s modern metropolises and ancient historical sites. Visit Beijing, Tianjin, Taiyuan, Xi'an, and Shanghai. Experience the Church Universal, one faith expressed in varied and unique ways – people young and old, from the East and from the West. What can we learn from one another? How can we support one another in the journey of faith?
This tour will take place for 10-12 days in early/mid August.
This tour is specially designed for those who want to better understand contemporary China, engage its faith communities, and explore prospects for collaboration. All are welcome.
Father Michael Agliardo, director of the USCCA and research scholar at Santa Clara University, will lead the tour. Staff of the internationally respected Beijing Center for Chinese Studies will provide logistical support.
Visit ancient imperial sites and churches coexisting on land granted by emperors in centuries past; enjoy magnificently restored historic churches and a seminary visit.
Because of its rich Catholic heritage, the Catholic Church plays an important role in education, social services, and the civic life of the community.
Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province, has long and storied history. Ancient center of Chinese culture, it is a modern crossroads, as well.
The site of the first imperial capital of China and the terminus of the fabled Silk Road; Nestorian Stele is home to St. Francis Cathedral (1715); a vibrant Catholic community.
A cosmopolitan city and center of world finance, and yet, important center of Chinese urban Catholicism, including Fudan University and Sheshan pilgrimage site.