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November 1, 2010

EOHSJ USA western Lieutenancy Group Visit Bethlehem University

EOHSJMost Reverend Bishop Gerald Richard Barnes of the Diocese of San Bernadino, California, led a pilgrimage group of members of the Western Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and others from the Diocese of San Bernardino on a visit to Bethlehem University on the 27th of October 2010.   The group was greeted by Br. Jack Curran, Vice President for Development, and several faculty members and students.  The group toured the University Campus, and learned about the University and its history.  The group also had the chance to chat with several students to learn about their daily life under occupation, their hopes and dreams, and how Bethlehem University is helping them to achieve their dreams.

At the end of the visit, the group members expressed their admiration to what Bethlehem University is doing to help the Palestinian Community.  Bishop Barnes expressed his group’s gratitude for the warm welcome they received at the University, and he also added that Bethlehem University and its students will always be in his prayers and thoughts.

This year the Western Lieutenancy, with the work of Sir Charlles and Lady Ede Radloff, provided a life changing experience to one of our third year students, Amal Al-Bandak.  Amal was selected to participate in the newly established Sir John H. McGuckin Mentoring program at the University.  She interned for six weeks this summer at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego - California, and was hosted at the Radloff’s home (read more about Amal's internship experience).

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Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
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Bethlehem, Palestine