JP de Legarreta

JP de Legarreta is the Associate Director of Youth Ministry at JSC. He has a BA in Foreign Languages, Philosophy, and Catholic Studies from Seton Hall University.
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Holy Week on the Road

During Holy Week, we traveled down to the Gulf coast in Biloxi Mississippi to host a group of high school juniors for a day retreat.

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A Snowy Start to Lent

I have always enjoyed having Lent begin in the middle of winter. It just feels appropriate that, as winter winds down and approaches spring, Lent

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Hope for the New Year

This morning, I noticed that I have been writing a lot about hope lately. Often, I write thinking of the audience. I think of what

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Hopeful Preparations

Another Advent is upon us, and with it comes another opportunity to prepare for Christmas. It took too many years for me to understand why

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Lingering Yearnings

My commute to work has changed a lot with the fall. The stretches of narrow roads winding through the green hills and forests have become

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Paralysis and Surrender

I’ve been meaning to get a spiritual director for quite some time, but always found an excuse to put it off: I was a second-semester

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Hospitality of Presence

As I looked back at my first year here and planned for the upcoming retreats, I spent some time reflecting on my role as a

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JP de Legarreta: Why Ignite?

Often, an innocuous decision ends up drastically changing your life. I spent the majority of 2018 in search for answers. I was out of work

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Becoming a Better Servant

I was having a conversation with a close friend the other day about the internship here at the Jesuit Spiritual Center. While discussing some of

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Heritage

Corned beef and cabbage is not a traditional Irish dish. I remember learning this fact with a mixture of bemusement and a kind of empty

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Sacrifice

I love the readings for this week.  I feel like they are very relevant to Lent.  Peter has always been a role model for me. 

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