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John Byrd is a graduate of Fordham University with a degree in philosophy and theology. Following graduation, John is going to serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps International Program in Tacna, Peru.
May 14th, 2013
People attend Mass in the Quechua language at the Cathedral of Santo Domingo in Cusco, Peru. (CNS photo/Elie Gardner)Dozens of candles flickered and melted together on the cobblestones while we gathered in front of a small table. Conversations in English and Spanish mixed with plenty of laughter as participants in the Casa de la Solidaridad program, Salvadoran scholarship students and the staff of Casa settled onto the pillows lying on the ground. Together, we prepared to celebrate the Eucharist. Of all the beautiful memories I have from my semester abroad, these celebrations of community and faith are some of my most precious. Our group had traveled from numerous colleges and universities in the United States…
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