Edward Udovic narrates the history of Vincentian pilgrimages and the tradition of hospitality within it. He describes the significance of different Vincentian pilgrimage sites, especially Saint-Lazare. He explains the role of inclusivity within DePaul University’s mission and how the university “uses pilgrimages (or Heritage Tours) as a tool to enhance mission engagement” among specially selected faculty, staff, and students. The trips are an important aspect of the university community’s Vincentian formation. Participants, who may not be Catholic or members of any organized religion, are supposed to use the experience to discern how their own values harmonize with the university’s mission. Udovic addresses the specific learning goals of these tours and discusses how the university supports the participants. He also explains how the trips are planned, staffed, and led; these are components of hospitality as well. As Senior Executive for University Mission and the leader of the Heritage Tours, Udovic’s perspective is particularly valuable.
Udovic, Edward R. C.M., Ph.D.
"Vincentian Pilgrimage Hospitality: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 33
, Article 4.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol33/iss1/4