Kai Weiss is originally from Regensburg, Germany, but currently resides in Washington, DC. He is a graduate student in theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and a researcher at the Thomistic Institute. He also holds a master’s degree in Politics from Hillsdale College, where he focused on the political thought of St. Augustine and Pope Benedict XVI. Before moving to America in 2021, he fully found the Catholic faith on a visit to the U.S. in 2019. He can’t wait to spend two months with Jesus and grow more in love to him in the Eucharist. Having fallen in love with this country and its vibrant and young Catholic culture, he also hopes that the pilgrimage can draw this divided nation together in Christ’s Eucharistic love. Kai loves to spend time outdoors, especially hiking in the Alps and the American West, and he is stubbornly working towards traveling to all 50 states (he is currently at 47!). Among his favorite saints are Pier Giorgio Frassati, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Charles de Foucauld, and, especially for this pilgrimage, Francis Xavier Seelos, a Bavarian who moved to the U.S. to introduce Americans to the Catholic faith and serve them.

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