Our school chaplain, Father Justin Waltz, and the other chaperones on this trip taught me so much about the sacred art, architecture, and important figures in the history of Rome.
Submitted Photo - - Rev. Justin Waltz
, center, with Meghan Charley, left, and Meghan's twin brother, Sean Charley, right.
Rev. Justin Waltz, the chaplain at Bishop Ryan High School, said this was the third year that students from Ryan have traveled to Rome.
The teens stayed on the University of Mary's Rome campus, heard lectures from professors and got lessons in Italian language and culture.
, who has traveled extensively himself, said first-hand exposure to another culture is something he
couldn't teach in a year of textbook learning in a high school art class.