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Seminarians Follow The Path Of Migrants

Our religious order invites men in formation as brothers or for priesthood to participate in a summer immersion experience focused on migration. Migration is a worldwide priority of the Society of Jesus and an advocacy priority of the U.S. Jesuit Conference.  Our migration immersion experience usually consists of a group of six Jesuits in formation from the U.S. and Mexico who are guided by Jesuits engaged in ministry to migrants along the corridor from Central America to the southern U.S. border.  For five weeks, the group travels by local modes of transportation, visiting and volunteering at shelters for migrants, talking to human rights organizations, and discussing migration issues with congregations at different parishes.  Our men in formation gain a better understanding of the complex causes of migration, the dangers migrants face on their journey, and opportunities for ministry among migrants.