Katie Johnson '14
Katie Johnson ‘14
Campus Ministry Spiritual Intern
Secretary for DiGamma Honor Society, Spanish Club and College Democrats
Attending Canisius has allowed me to explore my faith in a deeper and more personal way. My magis means stepping outside of my comfort zones, exploring new places and meeting new people. With all that Canisius has taught me, I was able to study abroad in Spain for six incredible months!
The idea of traveling to a foreign country can be intimidating and scary; but I think that Canisius has helped me to become a person who can travel abroad and bring with me Jesuit ideals and values. Traveling abroad helped me learn more about my faith and myself.
Being thrown into the unknown of a new country, new culture and new people, I had nothing but my faith to fall back on for security. It allowed me to reflect more on my life, and to recognize where I saw God throughout my day. I also lived my magis by teaching Spanish students at San Ignacio, a Jesuit school. Through this I was not only able to teach but also to learn from Spanish students about their cultures and values. I learned the world is a much bigger place and I shouldn’t be complacent just to sit at home. I should be out exploring the world, asking questions, and trying to find meaning in all things.