the Pacific 2025
SOLIDARITY IN CHALLENGING TIME
Immerse yourself in China’s modern metropolises and ancient historical sites. Visit Beijing, Tianjin, Xi'an, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. 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 is specially designed for seminary rectors and representatives of Catholic organizations who want to better understand contemporary China, its faith communities, as well as prospects for future collaboration. All are welcome.
Tour Leader will be announced January 2024.
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.
A cosmopolitan city and center of world finance, and yet, important center of Chinese urban Catholicism, including Fudan University and Sheshan pilgrimage site.
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.
Fabled as one of the most beautiful cities of imperial China, Hangzhou continues to enchant visitors with its West Lake, its parks, its temples, and its other famous cultural sites. Hangzhou is also home to a Catholic community going back to the days of the 16th century Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci and the scholar officials whom he befriended.