Meet the 2017-2018 Ignite Interns

This year marked a major step forward for the Jesuit Spiritual Center as we launched the Ignite Internship. 4 young men and women have joined together to live in community on the grounds of the JSC in the historic Rock House. Throughout the next 10 months, they will serve as part of our Ministry Team, provided retreats to over 6,000 youth and also assist with other aspects of hospitality to our guests.

We are excited to introduce this year’s interns to you. They will be posting about their experiences at the JSC each week, so make sure to subscribe to our blog and follow us on social media to learn about the exciting ministry they are providing. Continue reading “Meet the 2017-2018 Ignite Interns”

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! It is upon us.

Joe Foley Director of Development
Joe Foley
Director of Development

And there is so much to be grateful for.

I’m grateful for all our many retreatants – many of whom I recently spoke with during our phonathon.

I’m grateful for the new kinds of retreats we’re offering for those who before had no place to make retreat.

I’m grateful for our expanding youth ministry that ministers to six thousand young people.

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Goodbye and Hello

pam-elsassCongratulations to Pam Elsass on her retirement after 26 years of service to the Jesuit Spiritual Center.  Pam served as business manager and hospitality coordinator.  Pam brought great wisdom and expertise to her many areas of responsibility.  All of us at the Jesuit Spiritual Center thank Pam for her outstanding dedication and commitment to our mission.  Truly she will be missed by all of us!  Her  laughter and calming presence were gift to us all!  We ask our Loving God to bless Pam abundantly as she begins this new journey!  We wish her happiness and many fun times!

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Happy All Saints Day!

Therese Gillman, OSF
Therese Gillman, OSF

Each of us has role models and mentors in our life who we strive to emulate in our everyday life. For me it is whose people who have taught me how to find God during the peaks and valleys of my life journey. These people who have touched my life and helped me grow in my faith are the unnamed saints.

Pope Francis in one of his homilies shared that “everyday saints” are “men and women who put into practice the love of Jesus.”  Yes, let’s look around us for people of hope who radiate God’s love.

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