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Changed for the better

| Thursday, October 5, 2017

I swore I wouldn’t be that girl. I would not come back from abroad and begin every other sentence with “When I was in…” But when I looked in the mirror this morning, I knew I wasn’t the same person that I had been when I made that declaration. And that is why I am writing to you. Because you, too, can be transformed. Spending three weeks at a 14th-century castle in Germany (yes, there was a moat) and one week basking in the glory of Rome merits more than the term “study abroad.” This was an adventure. This was living fully alive. This was the Catholic Worldview Fellowship. Every day stunned me in a new way. Each conversation, lecture, and excursion deepened my faith, imparted Truth and broadened my worldview. We experienced comprehensive academic, spiritual, cultural and leadership development. Our day-to-day discussions and explorations connected the dots between our faith and the culture we live in and challenged us, using concrete skill building, to change the course of the future and light up the world. This experience taught me who I am, who God is and who I can become. My mind and heart underwent such unexpected, deep and positive changes. By turning my life upside down, I look to find it right side up. The depth of the friendships and memories made continue to shape my day-to-day life. So, not only am I that person, but I want you to be also. Visit www.catholicworldview.com to see for yourself! And please contact me personally at cbeecher@nd.edu to hear more about the upcoming information session or ask any questions you may have regarding the Fellowship. I’m quite ready for another adventure, and I’d love to see you there.

Caroline Beecher
senior
Oct. 2

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