Saints alive

12th September 1997 at 01:00
Bart McGettrick, another globe-trotter who doubles as principal of St Andrew's College in Glasgow, recently encountered the ultimate in experiential learning during a visit to Zagreb to discuss validation of courses offered by St Andrew's.

"An eccentric Jesuit, aged 87, with a metre-long beard took us into a cemetery in pitch darkness to experience faith and education. That meant feeling the texture of what he called the headstones, which turned out to be wooden crosses," McGettrick recalls.

As a lesson it worked. He has been reflecting on the experience ever since.

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