“The Moon Of Wintertime” 2016 “The Journey”

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The third J.V. mission to Ste. Marie Among The Huron in Midland was another great success!  For three days Jean Vanier students from grades 10 to 12 participated in meaningful activities aimed at understanding and appreciating the early European and Native contact years at this important historical site in New France/Huronia 1639-1649.  Twenty-six students stepped four centuries back in time as they explored the history, arts & culture, traditions, and survival efforts of both Jesuit Missionaries and First Nations/Huron.  Through hiking, arts/crafts, games, storytelling, liturgy and many discussions we learned to find the things that unite people rather than divide and to be honest about our history.  Some difficult lessons from the past help us to understand serious issues today and to guide us forward as we all travel on our own personal journey in life.

For more information please see Ms. Amlinger or Mr. Vacca

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