Updated May 11, 2017 - "While we gather as Jesuit alumni and friends, we will find God within and among each other. And together, we will discern how to promote peace and justice in a global and sustainable world."
The World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA), founded in 1956, holds an international Congress every four years to gather Jesuit friends and alumni—from as many as 50 countries representing Jesuit ministries from around the globe—to build international networks and affirm Jesuit centric values for a greater good.
From June 28-July 2, 2017, WUJA will meet for the first time ever in North America, at John Carroll University, in Cleveland, Ohio. The conference-style event will gather renowned, world-class speakers committed to Uniting Our Jesuit Frontiers in the arts, business, medical science, law, spirituality, service and leadership. As graduates and supporters of Jesuit institutions, we are called to care deeply for the world, especially for those on the frontiers or margins. Attendees will build international relationships through learning, sharing and celebrating this special call.
Take part in a great, world encounter and join alumni and friends of Jesuit schools from around the globe for an educational, spiritual and, most of all, fun-filled event celebrating Jesuit education and Ignatian spirituality.
May 11, 2017 - Save the date, October 21-22, 2017, for Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday, an opportunity for alumni and friends of Jesuit schools to share our common bonds through the celebration of liturgy, followed by a reception highlighting opportunities for continuing spiritual growth and service to the local and global community.
May 11, 2017 - The Metro NY Christian Life Community is seeking a Spiritual Director. The person in this position will be responsible for advertising, establishing, organizing, scheduling, and attending meetings of possible new members of CLC in the Metro NY area.
On Saturday, April 1, 2017, Fr. Brian McDermott, SJ, addressed our Ignatian spirituality conference "We Walk with a Heart That Does Not Rest." More than 400 people participated in the conference either in person or online.
Ignatian-inspired leadership is other-focused. Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, instructed us that our work must form women and men for others. Being a leader “with and for” others means considering the needs of those we are serving.
Our Hispanic Ministry is keeping busy with programs and retreats during the Lent and Easter seasons. Here is some information about upcoming opportunities, as well as a couple of recaps from last month.
Despite its historical roots and the popularity of Ignatian spirituality today, spiritual direction for many remains mysterious, even intimidating. Some assume that it is reserved for the “spiritually mature.” On the contrary, spiritual direction is an accessible means, much like the Ignatian examen, of noticing God movement in one’s life.