Monday, July 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT
Friday, July 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT

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The Dwelling Place Monastery 
150 Mt. Tabor Rd.
Martin, KY 41649

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Paul Bork 
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers 

Appalachia Summer Immersion Trip

Laudato Si - Connecting the Local and Global

July 16 - 20, 2018

Join us for this pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Appalachia where in the spirit of Laudato Si we will learn more about the people, their faith and culture and how, in the midst of the global issues of mining, poverty and a throw-away society, we can be in solidarity with them. 

Click photo above to view the effects of mining on the local environment

Immersion Trip includes:

  • Pre-trip orientation
  • On-site introduction to the cultural, economic, and spiritual realities in Appalachia from leaders of the community
  • Areas demonstrating the effects of mining, and mining reclamation
  • Practical simplicity: living off of the grid
  • Opportunities to learn from community redevelopment projects
  • Visit to a church inspired health clinic which treats the uninsured of the region
  • Post trip debriefing and reflection

We will collaborate with our trip guide, Glenmary Missioner Fr. John Rausch who has served in Appalachia for over 40 years


Estimated costs: $650.00 - includes room, breakfasts, lunches and transportation.  Dinners are the responsibility of the participants.  We will begin the trip in Lexington, KY and travel through the nearby Appalachian region.  Participants are responsible for their travel to and from Lexington, KY.

For more information contact:

Deacon John Coe | Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers | jcoe@maryknoll.org or 859-963-1408

Deacon Paul Bork | Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers | pbork@maryknoll.org or 716-796-8919