We're on a Mission

Jesus didn't work alone - he shared his journey with a group of disciples. Ignatius found new life amidst his Companions. At the JSC, we share ministry as a team: over a dozen men and women dedicated to furthering the cause of Christ. This blog chronicles our journey: the challenges, discoveries, and unexpected graces that we encounter along the path. Follow us @JSCMinistry.

32

0

Today’s Ignite Intern, returning for his second year with us, is JP de Legarreta: “I’m very excited to begin my second year in ministry here at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford, a place I am blessed to call home for another year! I was born in Mexico City, Mexico, raised in St. Louis, and currently call Chicago home base. I attended St. Louis University High school, a Jesuit college-prep institution, and then Seton Hall University in New Jersey, graduating in 2016 with a degree in Modern Languages, Philosophy, and Catholic Studies. I’ve been involved in youth ministry since high school. I have led Bible studies, taught at conferences, attended retreats, and gone on mission trips of all kinds. I love learning, cooking, music, and tinkering with puzzles. I am very excited for what this year holds in store for the youth ministry team and for my own spiritual growth and faith journey!” #amdg #jesuits #catholic #intentionalcommunity

61

1

And finally, transitioning into a new position as an Ignite Companion is Joe Neidhard: “I’m a 2016 graduate of Miami University in English Literature. While my studies weren’t in anything theological, through my work here, I’ve found that having studied the Humanities has been a boon in one-on-one situations. Heading into my third year with this program, even with the new title “Ignite Companion”, I find myself wondering how I’m going to make this year stand out from the first two. During the time I’ve spent here in Milford, I’ve felt such great personal growth both spiritually and professionally through our retreat work. This coming year, I’m looking forward to my expanded role getting opportunities to direct a few retreats and serve as Sacristan for the JSC campus, while also managing our social media and staff blog.”

33

0

Come join us at the 2nd annual Cincinnati Festival of Faiths

31

0

What better way to close out our first day in Columbus this week than with good friends and good food!

35

0

”Know that you have been created for the glory of God and your own eternal salvation. This is your goal; this is the center of your life; this is the treasure of your heart” -St. Robert Bellarmine, SJ, feast day September 17 #feastday #jesuits #catholic

35

0

“I understood that every flower created by Him is beautiful, that the brilliance of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not lessen the perfume of the violet or the sweet simplicity of the daisy. I understood that if all the lowly flowers wished to be roses, nature would no longer be enamelled with lovely hues. And so it is in the world of souls, Our lord's living garden.” -St. Théreèse of Lisieux, giving us all a lesson in finding God in everything. Feast day October 1 #feastday #Catholic

27

0

“I beseech you, O Lord, that the fiery and sweet strength of your love may absorb my soul from all things that are under heaven, that I may die for love of your love as you did deign to die for love of my love.” -St. Francis of Assisi, religious, deacon, stigmata, #feastday October 4 #Saints #Franciscan #Catholic

62

2

The first @stxbombers #montserrat retreat of the school year has wound up. Blessings and many well wishes to this group of juniors as they tackle the road forward #Classof2021

36

0

Join us in celebrating the Golden Jubilee of our Executive Director Sr. Therese Gillman, OSF! This morning we had a celebration mass followed by social with family, religious community members, friends, members of our board, and staff. #GoldenJubilee #Franciscan #ReligiousLife

31

1

We had the opportunity today to help open the new school year with the @lexcathknights freshman class! We shared in games, prayer, and adoration #companions #adoration #catholicschools

40

0

Your first year at a new school is a time of discovery. We spent the past two days on retreat with the @bishopreadyhs #Classof2023 aiding in their growth and the discovery of their new alma mater #Invenio #CatholicSchools #Catholic

69

22

Blessings to this group of @stxbombers juniors as the tackle the rest of their year after a fruitful retreat with our youth ministry team #Montserrat #Classof2021

80

1

Many blessings to this group of @sthenrycru students on their junior retreat! #Montserrat #Classof2021

63

0

Blessing to our latest group of @stxbombers juniors! #Montserrat #Classof2021

41

0

We had the joy of giving retreats the last three days to the @villamadonnaacademyhs 8th, 9th, and 10th grade classes #GodisGood #AlltheTime

32

0

It was a joy to share the weekend with this group of St. Charles Prep seniors as they were able to get away from their busy year and contemplate faith, family, and their future #Montserrat #Classof2020