Article by Phoenix writer Grace Garcia ’23:
On July 20, Kellenberg students and teachers departed for their trip to Texas. The trip is a way for Kellenberg students to learn how to be leaders in school, and to learn from other students. In addition to Kellenberg students, there were also students from schools in Miami, San Antonio, and Los Angeles. Brother Patrick, Miss Doodian, and Fr. Daniel (the chaplain for Marianist LIFE South) attended the trip, as well as twelve students. For the seven days they were there, they did various workshops. In the workshops, everyone learned different forms of prayer, such as painting, drawing, writing, singing, dancing, meditation, and also lessons on how to go out and share their faith. They had group discussions and alone time for self reflection. There were multiple moderators who gave witness talks daily. Witness talks are inspirational life lessons, each one being about a different topic. There also was some free time, which consisted of swimming in the lake during the day, and at night hosting talent shows, plays and ice cream socials.
When asked about the trip, Colleen Bayleyy said “What I love about being in Marianist
LIFE South were the things I’ve learned and the people I’ve met. I learned various forms of
prayer I didn’t know existed, and I came back home with people I call my second family. I love making Kellenberg a better place and teaching the underclassmen what I have learned through my experiences being a lifer.”