Next year a group of university students and young professionals from around San Antonio will trek around Italy and Spain for a little over two weeks. The highlight of the trip will be spending Holy Week in Rome with Pope Francis and attending activities of the UNIV international youth gathering.
What is UNIV?
UNIV is an international gathering of university students and graduates in Rome and has been running since 1968. Each year, several thousand students spend Holy Week in Rome, profiting from the cultural and historical riches that the Eternal City has to offer. The week provides students with various cultural encounters, conferences, roundtables, showrooms and concerts. All of these activities are occasions to delve more deeply into important matters relevant to the university, highlighting particularly the spirit of service towards those who are most in need.
The first UNIV encounters began thanks to the initiative and impulse of St. Josemaría, founder of Opus Dei. For the past four decades, scores of students, graduates and professors have expanded their cultural horizons through their contact with the international environment present in the heart of Christianity and thanks to the special audiences granted by Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI to the UNIV participants.
For more information please visit the UNIVFORUM website: http://www.univforum.org/en