20366
Jerome (Idaho)
Religion and the Settling of the West
In a quiet, rural setting learn how Catholics, Protestants and Mormons helped settle California and the Pacific Northwest during the era of Manifest Destin.
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Program No. 20366RJ
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7 days
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6 B 5 L 6 D
DAY
1
Hors d'oeuvres, welcome dinner and orientation
Jerome, ID
D
Monastery of the Ascension

Dinner: 5:50 Early Evening Social; The program officially begins with a social at which soft drinks, beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres are available. The Hors d'oeuvres are followed by a welcome dinner (6:15). All meals are prepared by our chef LuAnn Stites Kraft, who is beloved of all who visit the monastery for her wonderful cooking. If you let us know she will prepare special diets.

Evening: Orientation to the facility and its amenities, the program and the instructors and introductions of participants.

DAY
2
The California Missions; The first Catholic missionaries and settlers in the Pacific Northwest; "The Catholic Ladder"; Classic film: "Brigham Young" (1940).
Jerome, ID
B,L,D
Monastery of the Ascension

Breakfast: All meals are served in the dining room and are served buffet style. Chef LuAnn Kraft purchases much of the food locally, often from organic farmers. For example, milk comes in glass bottles from a small dairy whose small herd consists of registered Holsteins, which are fed on grass--a rare exception amid the large dairies of the area. At breakfast, on every day but Sunday (when there are cereals and rolls), there is a hot entrée, cold cereal and assorted fruit. Juice, coffee, tea, and snacks are available at all times.

Morning: 9:00 -10:15: A History of the California Missions: Why they were founded. How they were founded. (O’Hagan) 10:30-11:30: The Prophet Joseph Smith. Origin of the Church. Establishment of communal ideal. Establishment of missionary system. Principle of gathering. Establishment of settlement model for communities. (Millennial governing model). Early conflict with non-Mormons (Anderson)

Lunch: Lunch in the dining room. There are salads, vegetables, an entree and a desert, and usually fresh fruit, at each lunch and dinner.

Afternoon: 1:00-2:00: “Fort Vancouver: The Unlikely Cradle of Protestantism in the Northwest (Crawford) 2:15-3:15: The Catholic Missionary Enterprise in the Pacific Northwest: Diocesan Priests (Canadian and Belgian) and Religious Priests (SJ, OMI). John McLaughlin and the Hudson Bay Company. Priests with first Spanish explorers. First settlers in Oregon. Francis Norbert Blanchet and Modeste Demers, first Catholic Missionaries to the Oregon Territory. (1838-1842). (Feiss)

Dinner: When asked to describe our food, Chef LuAnn said that as much as possible she wants it to be "fresh, local, healthy, simple and delicious."

Evening: Film: Brigham Young (with Tyrone Power; Vincent Price [1940]).

DAY
3
Power point presentation on the individual Catholic missions; the Mormons move westward; the Hutterites in Montana.
Jerome, ID
B,L,D
Monastery of the Ascension

Breakfast: In dining room. All meals are prepared in the monastery kitchen and served in the dining room. At breakfast, on every day but Sunday (when there are cereals and rolls), there is a hot entree, cold cereal and assorted fruit. Juice, coffee, tea, and snacks are available at all times.

Morning: 9:00 - 10:15 The individual California Missions; their architecture and history. Presentation with powerpoint (O'Hagan). 10:30 - 11:30 Protestants Responding to a Call: The Mission to the Native Americans (Crawford)

Lunch: Dining room. There are salads, vegetables, an entree and a desert, and usually fresh fruit, at each lunch and dinner.

Afternoon: 1:00–2:15 Expulsion from Missouri. Establishment of Nauvoo. Prophet's Death. Factionalism. Ascension of Brigham Young. Expulsion from Nauvoo. Trek across Iowa. Establishment of Winter Quarters. Mormon Battalion, Organization for Western Trek. (Anderson) 2:30 - 3:30: Catholics and the Settlement of the Pacific Northwest: The Catholic Ladder. DeSmet and the Flatheads (1833-1840). DeSmet and Blanchet cooperate (1840-1843). From Vicariate to the Second Archdiocese in the US (1843-1850). John McLoughlin's Last Years.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining room. There are salads, vegetables, an entree and a desert, and usually fresh fruit, at each lunch and dinner.

Evening: The Hutterites in the Northwest (Anderson).

DAY
4
The Jesuit Missions in the Pacific Northwest (1844-1876); Outing to Minidoka Internment Camp, Hagerman; Buhl, Centennial Park for a picnic anda boat ride on the Snake River.
Jerome, ID
B,L,D
Monastery of the Ascension

Breakfast: Dining room. At breakfast, on every day but Sunday (when there are cereals and rolls), there is a hot entree, cold cereal and assorted fruit. Juice, coffee, tea, and snacks are available at all times.

Morning: 9:00–10:00: Catholics and the Settlement of the Pacific Northwest: Jesuits take root (1843-1850). Manifest Destiny and the Treaty of Fort Laramie (1851). 10:15–11:30: Profound Tragedy: The Life and Death of the Missions.

Lunch: Lunch. There are salads, vegetables, an entree and a desert, and usually fresh fruit, at each lunch and dinner.

Afternoon: 1:00 PM: Excursion by bus to visit Minidoka Internment Camp Nation Monument; (2) National Park Service Visitors' Center for Hagerman Fossil Beds and Minidoka Internment sites; (3) 1000 Springs; Cloverleaf Creamery; (4) Cemtennial Park and (5) Snake River Canyon

Dinner: Picnic dinner at Centennial Park in the Snake River canyon.

Evening: Outing on a portion of the Snake River with experienced and knowledgeable guide on safe and peaceful pontoon boats. There is usually a chance to watch B.A.S.E. jumpers parachute off the 500 foot Perrine bridge.

DAY
5
Mormon settlement in Utah; Jesuits take root in the Pacific Northwest.
Jerome, ID
B,L,D
Monastery of the Ascension

Breakfast: Dining room. At breakfast, on every day but Sunday (when there are cereals and rolls), there is a hot entree, cold cereal and assorted fruit. Juice, coffee, tea, and snacks are available at all times.

Morning: 9:00 - 10:00 The Archdiocese: Retrenchment and recovery (1850-1858); Difficult years for the Jesuits (1850-1858); Jesuits flourish (1858-1885). (Feiss) 10: 15-11:30 A New Religious Reality: The Rise of a National Religion. (Crawford)

Lunch: Dining room. There are salads, vegetables, an entree and a desert, and usually fresh fruit, at each lunch and dinner.

Afternoon: 1:00 – 2:15 : Trek West and arrival in Great Basin. Layout of Salt Lake City and other communities. Brigham Young becomes President of Church. The State of Deseret, Brigham Young, Governor. Unique relations with Indians. Expansion of Settlement (California, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Mexico, Canada.) Church land ownership. Polygamy. (Anderson) 2:30-3:30 Nez Perce War. Institutional growth: People and Places in the Archdiocese. (Feiss) 3:15-4:15 Tour of the Individual Missions in CA (O’Hagan)

Dinner: Dinner in the dining room. There are salads, vegetables, an entree and a desert, and usually fresh fruit, at each lunch and dinner.

Evening: Fr. Nicholas Point, SJ: Artist of the Missions to the Native Americans.

DAY
6
The Catholic Church in Idaho; the Mormons established in Utah; music.
Jerome, ID
B,L,D
Monastery of the Ascension

Breakfast: Breakfast in dining room. At breakfast, on every day but Sunday (when there are cereals and rolls), there is a hot entree, cold cereal and assorted fruit. Juice, coffee, tea, and snacks are available at all times.

Morning: 10:00 - 11:30 Mormon Reformation. "Invasion" by U.S. Army. Mountain Meadows. Non-Mormon governor. Ghost Government. Departure of Army. Morrisite War. California Volunteers. Conflicting economic models. Attempts at self-sufficiency. Orderville. Railroad. Death of Brigham Young. Prosecution of Polygamists. Renouncing of Polygamy. Statehood. Economic model altered from communal to market economy. Land ownership from church to private property. (Anderson)

Lunch: Lunch in the dining room. There are salads, vegetables, an entree and a desert, and usually fresh fruit, at each lunch and dinner.

Afternoon: 11:00¬–2:00 Protestants: Northwest Christian Characteristics: Revivalism, Colleges, and Adaptation. (Crawford) 2:15–3:15 Last Frontier: Catholic Church comes to Idaho--fitfully. The End of an Era. (Feiss) :3:30-4:30 Stories of the California Missions (O’Hagan)

Dinner: Social, followed by a farewell banquet conjured up from wonderful local ingredients by Chef LuAnn Kraft.

Evening: Sing-along or discussion.

DAY
7
Early bird breakfast for those who wish it, for the rest, farewells and a leisurely exit.
Jerome, ID
B

Breakfast: Pick-up breakfast will be available from 6:00 AM. Breakfast will be served at 7:40 AM. Sunday breakfast is cereals and rolls. The program concludes after breakfast on Sunday.