On November 30, 2017, 34 St. Norbert College students visited St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter as part of their Sacred Art and Architecture class taught by art professor Fr. James Neilson, O. Praem.
“When they heard what was going on at the shelter, they all wanted to take part—they all wanted to do a little something and we decided let’s do something as a group, lets blend this into the class,” said Fr. Neilson.
The students donated money to make 80 bagged lunches for the shelter as well as dozens of backpacks and hoodies, something residents need at the shelter.
“This is a class that recognizes what is most sacred in the world is human dignity … and if we can help attend to that then we all feel like we’ve succeeded increasing our awareness of that which is truly sacred in the world,” said Fr. Neilson.
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