The 2018 Jesuit Day of Service will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018!
The Jesuit Day of Service is a spring service event in which JCU students, alumni, faculty, and staff partner with the Tri-Street Homeowners Association, St. Francis Elementary School, Fatima Family Center, Eliza Bryant Village, and other area organizations in Cleveland, to lend a helping hand. Activities include cleaning classrooms inside the school and completing yard work outside. Students have helped build community gardens, clean-up and renovate playgrounds, and cleaned the exterior of seniors’ homes.
Being with God in Nature at the Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality is a ministry that emerged “out of the desire to invite people to experience the presence that is God in Nature in the Australian landscape, in the hope that with their spiritual encounter with the Spirit there, they would begin an ecological conversion and change they live with the Earth,” according to Peter Saunders, who coordinates the ministry and is one of the ministry’s spiritual directors.
Elizabeth South of the Epiphany Group (a group of Ignatian spiritual directors) will lead an Annual Day of Reflection in the peaceful setting of the Garden Cottage Retreat and Spirituality Centre in Perthshire this July. The theme will be ‘Wild glow of Heaven’s Love’ – reflections on ecology and the Spiritual Exercises.
Our principal service is to offer a Daily Reflection on pertinent subjects. This website began in 2004 and will continue as long as materials are available and funding permits. The weekday Reflections cover a variety of simple living topics and the weekend writings include homilies and other sacred issues. A variety of essays and poems appear here as well. I hope you find these and the other writings offered on the website beneficial. Peace, Fr. Al Fritsch, S.J.
The Magis program offers various types of activity: spirituality, pilgrimage, social, volunteering, ecology, creativity, dialog on faith and culture, etc. They are different paths allowing us to take a look at the world, to seek God in all, and to get to know ourselves better. Facing others’ pain and defenselessness as a nurse in a hospital; trying to learn how to read the presence of God among the poor as a volunteer; experiencing trust and faith towards God in surrendering ourselves as a beggar on a pilgrimage; making ourselves as a farmer aware of the importance of the natural world and our responsibility for it; fostering our creativity and imagination as ways of giving expression to what lies within; trying to put that same faith of ours in touch with the cultural and artistic expressions of our societies.