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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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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Bringing Two Worlds Together

I love bringing two important parts of my life together. It can be introducing my friends to home-cooked Mexican meals, taking people to see the

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Finding Freedom in Service

Freedom has been driving many of my reflections lately. Freedom is widely used and understood to mean autonomy of choice. Children have a lot of

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This Is The Moment

What are you doing right now with your life? At this moment – right here, right now, what is happening? Someone, somewhere, has shared this

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Merry Christmas from JSC

Dear reader, I don’t usually write poetry, but if you’ll humor me- I have some free verse for you. Merry Christmas.   A Christmas Poem   Before our ad-vene,   Already

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