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Save the Date: Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday Masses 2017

Save the date, October 21-22, 2017, for Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday, an opportunity for alumni and friends of Jesuit schools to share our common bonds through the celebration of liturgy, followed by a reception highlighting opportunities for continuing spiritual growth and service to the local and global community.

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Applications are now being accepted for "The Ignatian Charism for the World Today: An International Immersion Course on Ignatian Spirituality," which is offered by the "Cova Sant Ignasi" International Center for Spirituality in Manresa, Spain. The course, offered in English, is limited to 35 participants, and applications will be accepted through mid-September 2017.

Free, online access to numerous scholarly publications and sources in the Jesuit Studies field is now available, thanks to a project of the Boston College Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies. The Portal to Jesuit Studies is meant to serve as a "Jesuit Google," strengthening the institute's efforts to serve as a resource on the history, spirituality, and pedagogy of the Society of Jesus.

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, Fr. Brian McDermott, SJ, addressed our Ignatian spirituality conference "We Walk with a Heart That Does Not Rest." More than 400 people participated in the conference either in person or online.

Ignatian-inspired leadership is other-focused. Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, instructed us that our work must form women and men for others. Being a leader “with and for” others means considering the needs of those we are serving.

Our Hispanic Ministry is keeping busy with programs and retreats during the Lent and Easter seasons. Here is some information about upcoming opportunities, as well as a couple of recaps from last month.

It’s been said that the church doesn’t have a mission, the Mission has a church. In looking at what “mission” means from an Ignatian context, I find this helpful.

Despite its historical roots and the popularity of Ignatian spirituality today, spiritual direction for many remains mysterious, even intimidating. Some assume that it is reserved for the “spiritually mature.” On the contrary, spiritual direction is an accessible means, much like the Ignatian examen, of noticing God movement in one’s life.

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Publications

JESUITS Magazine: Spring 2017

OIS Catalog of Spiritual Directors - Process

CLA Brochure 2017


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