There is an undoubtable transcendence to the human experience--an immeasurable, immaterial longing to do and be more. We have a captivating ability to be go beyond--to ask and pursue further. This continuous depth of the human person is inherent, beautiful and a resounding echo of Our Creator, who is the ultimate source of our wonder and intelligence. A pilgrimage nurtures the transcendence of being. It is a journey that indulges our yearnings, a journey of encounter and immersion--an opportunity to connect, affix and relate. A pilgrimage is communal, tangible and calls us into deeper relationship with ourselves, others and God, if willing. In a culture that is constantly on the move, it is important that we stop and reflect. A pilgrimage gives you this chance--the luxury of being mindful of the present moment. I challenge you to savor the experience. We will soon embark on our pilgrimage to Le Puy, France. Students and staff from our member campuses will be bound together despite our different walks of life for a common purpose--to connect to the Sisters of St. Joseph and relate their vocations to our own lives. So as you prepare yourself for the trip, keep this purpose in mind and ponder the potential beauty of the journey ahead of you!