A border immersion reflection

PUBLISHED IN THE OLD ST. PAT’S BULLETIN (Chicago Archdiocese): WEEKEND OF JANUARY 15, 2011

Families Divided by Our Border: A Reflection on my Border Immersion Pilgrimage Experience

"A Life Without Borders” – making a connection between the theme of Old St. Pat’s current program year and my recent Immersion Pilgrimage Trip to the Arizona Mexico border is obvious. Our group of young adults from various parishes throughout Chicago saw a glimpse of many different aspects of an undocumented immigrants’ journey through our southern border. For those that make it across, their new life of promise can be grueling; most migrants leave loved ones behind: mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, wives, and children. Undoubtedly, it is the children who are always affected the most.