It is an exciting new academic year and time, once again, to begin to form this year’s spring break mission teams!
We are excited to announce that we will be offering two different spring break mission trips:
Habitat for Humanity
Lourdes Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Team is celebrating its 20th year! This long standing Lourdes tradition provides students with an opportunity to serve the greater community. Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem―decent housing for all.
Guatemala: Valley of the Angels Orphanage
Valley Of The Angels, is an orphanage in Guatemala opened by Franciscan friars. The facility is located about thirty minutes east of Guatemala City. Valley of the Angels was originally established for the specific purpose of educating and caring for abandoned and orphaned children, the mission was later expanded to include all poor children. Today, they house, feed and educate over 200 needy children and continue to welcome all children who in any way are in need of assistance.
Both weeklong experiences, together with any fundraising and preparations that lead up to the trip, offers participants an opportunity to work together as a team and to develop personal leadership skills.
Any Lourdes University student who is in good academic standing and who has no disciplinary issues is eligible to apply. If you choose to apply, you will be notified in October sometime after the early bird deadline when the applications have been reviewed. If slots are still available after this deadline additional applications will be accepted.
Early-Bird Application Deadline: October 2, 2015
After this date, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the date of the trip.
Trip Dates: February 27–March 6, 2016
Habitat for Humanity Trip Cost: $375 plus a non-refundable $25 deposit
Guatemala Trip Cost: Estimated cost is $1,000–$1,100 (Depending on airfare)
Any enrolled Lourdes University student:
Team members are required to attend all planning meetings
Sr. Barbara Vano
Director of Campus Ministry
San Damiano House
Lourdes Hall 211