Gallup, N.M., Feb 6, 2022 / 15:00 pm
A summer internship program in the Diocese of Gallup aims to provide college-aged Catholic men spiritual formation and hands-on experience in traditional southwestern building techniques.
"We are inviting young men to prayerfully consider applying to become missionaries to the Diocese of Gallup for the third year of this program," Bishop James Wall told CNA. "It's not just a job with a paycheck, but an opportunity to witness to the Gospel and prayerfully serve the Native American Catholic community."
Men will live and work at the Sacred Heart Retreat Center and help with the ongoing construction of a rosary walk on the grounds dedicated to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized a saint.
The program also includes spiritual and academic formation, as well as travel and enrichment opportunities related to the life and history of the Catholic Southwest.