Even before the start of their first semester at St. John’s
University, 44 new freshmen experienced the satisfaction of
Vincentian mission by serving disadvantaged New Yorkers as part
Ministry’s Rendu Service Experience.
The experience is named for Blessed Rosalie Rendu, D.C., a Daughter
of Charity who dedicated her life to service in the slums of
19th-century Paris, France. It is part of Campus Ministry’s
Plunge Program — intensive service efforts in which St. John’s
students volunteer in locations throughout the United States and
around the world.
To begin their service, the freshmen moved on to the Queens campus
before other St. John’s students. From August 17 – 21, they joined
12 student leaders to volunteer at throughout Queens, Brooklyn, the
Bronx and Manhattan.
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