From the Heartlands to the Borderlands 2024
FAITH IN CHINESE CONTEXT
China is a land of surpassing cultural and historical breadth. Revel in its ultra-modern cities, its great centers of education, and its ancient heartland, as well as villages where ethnic minorities have lived for centuries. In these diverse settings, study tour participants will hear firsthand from the Catholics who share in the life of their local communities.
Tour Leader will be announced October 2023.
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 1st 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.
Sichuan also boasts ancient Han Chinese roots; enjoy local cuisine; see the pandas; and meet Catholic and Protestant leaders.
A province nestled in valleys that slope down from the Himalayas where many ethnic minority villages are found, some Catholic for centuries.
Center of Cantonese speaking China, where the perspective and the cuisine are colored by regional tastes.