Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development

May Trips

The deadline to apply for all May Trips is November 2nd, 2015. 

Go to www.luc.edu/abiapp 


Louisville, Kentucky—Cost $275

May 16th-22nd

CrossRoads Ministries is committed to engaging young adults in an urban retreat experience based on outreach to the margins, prayer, service and bridging communities for justice. This ABI will be a guided immersion experience into inner city Louisville focusing on refugees and immigrants and will involve working with agencies that assist refugee families in entry and adjustment to the United States. Host Organization: CrossRoads Ministries.

L'Arche Iowa —Cost $275

May 16th-22nd

 L’Arche communities bear witness to the reality that persons with intellectual disabilities possess inherent qualities of welcome, wonderment, spirituality, and friendship. L'Arche makes explicit the dignity of every human being by building inclusive communities of faith and friendship where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together. L’Arche USA exists to strengthen the local communities, welcome more people into their life and work, engage in advocacy on behalf of those often on the margins of society, and to raise awareness of the gifts of persons with intellectual disabilities. Students will spend the week in the Clinton, Iowa L'Arche community learning from and sharing life with the core members of community while doing projects as the houses need them.

Host Organization: L 'Arche.

Detroit, Michigan—Cost $275

May 16th-22nd

The Jeanie Wylie Community is an intentional community on the southwest side of Detroit, committed to urban agriculture, hospitality, spirituality, and nonviolent resistance. This ABI will be an opportunity to learn and work with Detroit around food justice and urban farming. In the last few decades, Detroit has become a food desert. Yet, with one third of Detroit as vacant land, gardens are breaking through the concrete. Control of food is being wrested away from corporations; people are feeding one another; space is made beautiful, communities are formed, and local economies are created. The Jeanie Wylie Community currently has a large garden, fruit trees, chickens, beehives, and is working to create a neighborhood garden by next Spring. Five out of the eight community members are graduates of Loyola University Chicago. Host Organization: Jeanie Wylie Community.

View the photo gallery from the 2014 Detroit ABI here.

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