International Students from Local Schools Share Retreat

Thirteen Villa Maria junior and senior students from China joined with other Chinese students from St. Joseph’s Prep and La Salle College High School for a special retreat day at Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church in Philadelphia. Students heard the testimonies of young adults who are members of Holy Redeemer parish, shared their thoughts and experiences in small discussion groups, laughed through some fun activities, and enjoyed delicious authentic Chinese food. They left with some new friends and a better understanding of the importance of the Catholic faith in the lives of believers.