PSALM students were very honored to have received a formal invitation to the Vatican Embassy in Washington, DC to meet with the new Papal Nuncio (Vatican Ambassador to the US), Archbishop Christophe Pierre on Thursday, March 30th. This was an awesome experience for PSALM students in grades 6-8. The Nuncio commended the students work to help “the most vulnerable of the world”.
PSALM students also met with the founders of Marshall Legacy Institute in Arlington/DC to see mine-detection dog training and make a donation to their program.PSALM students were presented with a stained glass art piece commemorating “Dino”, a retired mine detection dog from Afghanistan.
PSALM students were excited to be able to meet with the new Ambassador and to express their Gospel values of wanting to help their brothers and sisters in need. We wish to thank all chaperones and PSALM students in grades 3-5 who participated by making some of the artworks presented as gifts to the Holy See Nuncio and Marshall Legacy. A special “shout -out” to PSALM student Emily Nguyen in 3rd grade for her initiative to raise funds for a mine detection dog via a bake sale! Thank you, Emily! Your kindness will save the lives of people in need and truly represent our mission of “we are here to serve, not be served”!
PSALM wishes to thank Mrs. Vitt, the Wilson Family and Mrs Seaman for facilitating our trip!