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UMFK student published article in Catholic magazine

August 13, 2009




University of Maine at Fort Kent student, Monica Wilson, published an article entitled "The gift that comes with giving" in the current edition of the magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Portland magazine, "Harvest."

The article describes the UMFK's Newman Club members' pilgrimage to Steubenville, Ohio during spring break. Wilson also writes of the spiritual impact and experiences they went through. While the group was in Ohio, they volunteered their time for the less fortunate.

Wilson is a sophomore majoring in elementary education and president of the UMFK's Newman Club.

"The idea of writing the article came from Josh Houde, Catholic campus coordinator at UMFK," said Wilson. Houde also accompanied the students during the travel.

She also noted the following UMFK students involved in the pilgrimage to Ohio were Paul Roy from St. David; Alisha Gould from Oxford, Maine; Lisa Parent from Fort Kent, David Planchet from Concord, New Hampshire and in addition to  UMFK's assistant campus minister, Luc Roy.

Wilson currently is taking part in the Rite of Christina Initiation of Adults at St. John Vianney in Fort Kent.

"Harvest" is a bi-monthly magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine. The article is located in the July/August 2009 magazine section, Young Adult Ministry. The article is viewable on-line at