Looking back and looking forward are exercises in which I have always found great comfort. There’s just something grounding about being able to review things and make plans about moving forward that have always brought me peace and a sense of direction. The retreat season is coming to a close,...Read More
The Ignite Internship is a year-long ministerial immersion experience. Members of the Ignite Internship live in community on the grounds of the Center for the year in our historic Rock House. Through their work as members of the Youth Ministry team, they help provide around 75 retreats for over 6,000 students. During the course of the program, interns are given the opportunity to discern committing to a second year. In addition to professional development, interns also receive spiritual formation in the Ignatian Tradition.
During the internship program, participants live in the historic Rock House on the grounds of the Jesuit Spiritual Center. Built in the late 1800s, the house was bought by the Jesuits in 1927 and used to host retreat groups, including young men from Xavier College in Cincinnati. Since that time, it has also been home to Jesuit novices, priests, and lay ministers. The house was recently renovated in 2017 to prepare for the next generation of guests.
Each intern has their own private room, and use of the various common spaces on the first and third floors, which included a large dining room, living room, library, solarium, and kitchen. The third floor contains various study rooms, an office space, and a music rehearsal room.
In addition to housing, Interns receive a community food stipend to cover all meals, a personal monthly stipend, and health insurance.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact one of our team members:
Director of Youth Ministry
JP de Legarreta
Associate Director of Youth Ministry
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Throughout the year, Ignite Interns share their experiences and reflections with our community on our blog and social media. We’d love for you to join them in this amazing journey!
Today is a short post- in part because I’ve found that my mind has been in a fairly simple state lately, and also because I’m convinced that whoever may stumble upon this post will have better things to do than read this. But if you are here, feel free to enjoy this...Read More
It began as one of those rare, special days. Not, to be clear, that any day on a grand, cosmic level is any less rare or special in itself; we pirouette around a sun, perfect in imperfect circles, on a perfectly imperfect ball. We are never at a loss for...Read More
One thing I love about being a youth minister is how the lessons we offer our youth are applicable to our own lives. Recently our team had the opportunity to travel to Biloxi, Mississippi. Biloxi is about 12 hours from Cincinnati. Add in bathroom breaks, meals, and gas and 12...Read More