Photo: Southern Miss Gulf Coast History Students Visit Benedictine Monastery
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
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A group of undergraduate and graduate history students from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast participated in a field trip to St. Joseph Abbey, a Benedictine monastery just outside Covington, La. From left to right, (back row) Fr. Aelred Kavanagh, Sarah Curtis, (middle row) Ashley Fried, Samantha Hebert, Denise Carlin, (front row) Aynsley Saucier and Dr. Lee Follett on the steps of the St. Joseph Abbey Church.

The students, enrolled in Follett’s medieval monasticism course, were led by Fr. Kavanagh on a guided tour of the church and refectory, where the interior walls are painted with murals from the mid-20th century by artist and Belgian monk Dom Gregory de Wit. The students concluded their visit to the abbey by listening to the monastic community offer the evening Vespers service. (Southern Miss University Communications photo)

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