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The Ricci Experience

THE RICCI EXPERIENCE | DAYS 4 & 5

Our Dons had a busy first weekend in China! Saturday began with Tai Chi classes in a public park:



Then, the group wandered through the Temple of Heaven, the site of religious sacrifices for the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties:



The day ended with a Kung Fu show:



Sunday started with Mass at the South Cathedral, concelebrated by an American priest and a Chinese priest:



The cathedral was established by Matteo Ricci, the Jesuit after whom this program is named:



After Mass, the group took a trip out to the rural countryside, where they spent the night. Here, students had the opportunity to teach English to local school children, learn to make dumplings, and explore the village:


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