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Colgate student shares 13 photos from inspiring trip with classmates to Italy

By Contributing Writer on January 15, 2014

(Editor’s note: Morgan Higgins ’16, of Staten Island, N.Y., who plans on a double major in religion and English, shares 13 photos from a Colgate Newman Community winter break trip to Italy. Higgins was one of 10 students who participated in the trip organized by university chaplain Mark Shiner.)

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A group photo (excluding three), from the top of Assisi by the castle.


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The sunset in Venice.


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Our group admiring the view from a high point in Assisi, when we went to visit the castle atop the hill.


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One of the walkways in Assisi.


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An image of Pope Francis giving his New Year’s blessing, which we attended as a group.


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The relics in Santa Maria Maggiore.  This vessel contains remains from the manger in which Jesus was born.


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A residential street in Ostia Antica, Italy.  A few of us traveled there on our day off to see the remains of the ancient seaport.


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A nighttime view of St. Peter’s Basilica from St. Peter’s Square.


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The relics of Santa Lucia, now contained in San Geremia church in Venice.


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An image of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City from the Ponte Sant’Angelo.


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The remains of the area in Rome where Caesar was killed.  The ruins have been turned into a cat sanctuary in present-day Rome called Torre Argentina.


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Another group photo (excluding three), this time just a bit sillier.


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