“Students, in the coarse of their
formation, must let the gritty reality of this world into their lives, so they
can learn to feel it, think about it critically, respond to it’s suffering and
engage it constructively.”
-Rev. Peter Hans-Kolvenbach, SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Keynote address at Santa Clara University's Justice Conference, October 6th, 2000.
Campus Ministry’s Service Immersion Programs invite students
to immerse themselves in the values of justice, solidarity, simplicity,
community, and spirituality over an extending period of time. Students engage in a year-long cohort program
learning about the complex historical, social, economic, and political
realities of the communities they visit.
Over the years students have traveled to West Virginia, Belize, Ecuador,
and Mexico (among other places) to learn from and serve with marginalized and
vulnerable communities with whom we have long standing relationships.
Each program draws on the wisdom of Catholic
Social Teaching and the richness of Ignatian spirituality. Students gain tools skills for critical reflection
and for integrating these experiences into their vocational discernment. All students are welcome and encouraged to
For more information please
contact Jimmy McCarty at 206-296-6079.
Appalachia Spring Break 2015
Mexico Winter Break 2014