Weisenbach received one of these grants nine years ago and used it to “walk in the footsteps” of the school namesake, Angelo Cardinal Roncalli (now St. John XXIII). The grant allowed Weisenbach to travel to the place of Roncalli’s birth and baptism, the site of his seminary training, his ordination and many of his pastoral assignments.
Shortly after Weisenbach’s first pilgrimage, the school developed the Walking in the Footsteps of Roncalli pilgrimage program for faculty and staff. The initiative has given the opportunity for more than 30 member faculty and staff members to immerse themselves in the life, formation, ministry and charisms of St. John XXIII.
Weisenbach will use this grant to visit Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and the Holy Land – places that didn’t see on his original journey.