Once in a Lifetime Moment


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Although I am not Catholic, I fully understand and appreciate what it means to have a Jesuit education. I also recognize that Saint Joe’s has given me a lot of opportunities that I wouldn’t find at many other universities. From access to certain resources to attending a national conference for free, SJU has provided life changing experiences that are not available anywhere else.

Today  I was among hundreds of Saint Joe’s students that gathered around the chapel waiting for Pope Francis to bless our new statue. As I said, I am not Catholic but even then, hearing that the Pope was coming to campus, I couldn’t help but feel excited. It’s not everyday that you get to say that you saw the Pope. Catholic or not, you don’t walk away from an opportunity like this.


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