-A $25,000 grant from an anonymous donor will help send up to 25 Florida Tech students to Rome in spring 2006. The grant will provide a $1,000 scholarship
to each student enrolled in the university’s new Introduction to Catholic Theology credit course.
“Our aim is to bolster Catholic students’ commitment to their religion,” said Fr. Douglas Bailey, Ph.D., director of Florida Tech’s Catholic Campus
Ministry and course instructor. The class, he said, will include a two-week-long pilgrimage to Rome in May 2006.
The curriculum will include a stay at the Villa Maria, the mother house of the Salvatorian sisters in Rome, an audience with the Pope and Mass in the
Catacombs, beneath the city. A retreat outside Rome, at the Abbey of Monte Cassino, the cradle of the Benedictine order, or at Assisi, the home city of St.
Francis, is also planned.
“We foresee an excellent academic and catechetical experience for our students and are very grateful to our benefactor for making this possible,” said