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On July 1st, I stepped down as Executive Director of The Jesuit Collaborative. My six years of ministry in service of the Spiritual Exercises with TJC have been joyful. I wish to thank each of you who have supported the ministry of TJC through your prayer, participation in TJC programs, financial support, and extraordinary encouragement. All of these are signs of the lively spirit of God building the faith community. With much confidence, I trust in the Holy Spirit guiding th
TJC would like to welcome Ibis Centeno, our new Assistant Director for Hispanic Ministry in North Carolina. Ibis joins the team led by Carlos Aedo, Director, and Lisandro Pena, Assistant Director.
This past April we welcomed a new Assistant Director for Advancement into the Boston office. Devon Kemp is a recent graduate of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, where she earned her Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry. She was born and raised in a small town in Texas, where her family still lives.
The Board of Directors of The Jesuit Collaborative, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has elected Fr. George M. Witt, SJ, as the new executive director of The Jesuit Collaborative (TJC). Fr. Witt will succeed James R. Conroy, SJ who led TJC during the past six years. Fr. Conroy announced at TJC's board meeting in March his intention to step down as executive director this coming summer. Board Chair Chuck Krambuhl thanked Fr.
Because of increased demand for the Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) program in the Washington, DC area, the Jesuit Collaborative has decided to accept an additional 15 participants into the program this fall. In order to accomplish this, Maureen McLaughlin has been hired as co-Regional Director for CLA-DC.
Many former Jesuit Volunteers choose to participate in CLA as the next stage in their formation as “women and men for others.” In the case of Liz Hughes, the movement went the other way. Liz, a 2000 graduate of Boston College, never participated in JVC. But her participation in the CLA-DC 2012-2014 led her to JVC as she discerned a call away from her position with the federal government where she had worked for 12 years and toward a career “in which my faith, professional life, service work, and community relationships were integrated in a more intentional way.”
Throughout the season of Lent TJC hosted several Lenten Missions that allowed friends and colleagues to gather together for prayer in preparation for Easter. These events took place in Baltimore, New Hampshire, Boston, and New York. Below are a few pictures from some of our New York Events.
Evelyn Sheehan and Damian Halligan,SJ, presented The First Spiritual Exercises at Tabor Retreat House in Oceanside, NY on January 30-31, 2015.
Twenty-one people gathered at Loyola Retreat House in Faulkner, MD in late March for their first Magis seminar. In mid-March, ten others completed the program at their final gathering at Jogues Retreat in Cornwall, NY.
The new group. Magis 2015 cohort
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