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  • May 2013

    Posted by Elizabeth Coz on 4/24/2013 09:27:36 AM

    Today we experience the best of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer: sunny warmth with a side of effervescent green shining brightly all around us. It’s the first day of May, and we are blessed to encounter the radiance of nature’s surrounding beauty! With that gift comes the opportunity to take time to enjoy it. How about a retreat? Retreats are greatly known to offer many benefits such as to: promote self-care, increase capacity for decision-making and discernment, renew spiritual practices, reignite faith, foster intimacy, and cultivate an awareness of God and/or the Sacred in one’s life. Retreats restore by stepping outside of everyday life, and entering a space which enables one to examine and reassess how she/he wants to move forward with integrity.
     
    This month, Magis is pleased to host its annual Young Alumni Retreat (for Jesuit-educated alumni in their 20’s or 30’s), being held at Camp Burton on Vashon Island. The retreat starts off on Friday evening (so you can get a full work day in) and ends Sunday afternoon (so there is still time to get some chores done or center before the week starts up again).  Here is what participants have to say about the Magis Young Alumni Retreat:

    • “[Come] if you need something, are searching, feel stagnant, need space/time to reflect and or reconnect.”
    • “It is a relaxing peaceful time to reflect in community and develop a deeper understanding of God.”
    • “The team is fantastic, the planning stellar, and the location incredible.”

    Do any of these remarks sound like something you could use right now? If so, please see below for more details on this opportunity.  Like another participant said “Find what you didn’t know you needed!”  If you have a friend who is Jesuit-educated, why not invite them to join you, too? Let’s take in the beautiful environment of our region and center ourselves with God, together.

    Enjoy the sun!

    Brooke, Maria and Liz 

    P.S.: Magis’ Contemplative Leaders in Action Alumni Leadership Program is accepting applications through May 17th – see below for more details.

     

    Alumni Living the Mission 

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      Heather Thomason (Marquette '07, SU '11) & Aubrey Thonvold (SU, '12)

    Heather Thomason and Aubrey Thonvold met while attending Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry, so naturally, they are thankful for a shared Jesuit education for many reasons. "Our Jesuit experience gave us the gift of being able to be fully ourselves and to live out the callings God has placed in our lives."
    Click here to read their reflection.  

     
    Magis Opportunity    

    Magis Mixer
    Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Elysian Brewery, Seattle
        
    We at Magis invite you to join our staff for a happy hour mixer, where you can connect with Magis staff, learn about our programs, and meet other Magis participants. We will provide some light appetizers for everyone. Happy hour prices apply. For more information contact Magis.

    Sponsored by Magis 

    Ignatian Leadership Summit with Karin Botto
    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Seattle University, Student Center (LeRoux Conference Room 160)

    Magis' Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) Alumni Leadership program is hosting an Ignatian Leadership Summit featuring keynote speaker Karin Botto, Director of Organizational Learning & Leadership at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Karin’s presentation will focus on Ignatian Leadership and why the world needs Ignatian leaders. The evening will include Karin’s talk, dinner, and facilitated reflection and conversation. Cost is free, but space is limited. To RSVP or for more information, email Magis

    Sponsored by Magis’ Contemplative Leaders in Action Alumni Leadership Program

    Magis Young Alumni Retreat
    Friday, May 17, 2013 at 7pm to Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 2pm
    Camp Burton (Vashon Island, WA)  

    Are you a young alum in your 20’s or 30’s and looking for a weekend to get away for some restorative time with new friends? The Magis Young Alumni Retreat is a weekend retreat for those seeking time to reflect on their current life circumstances while grounding them in a sense of faith. This Ignatian-style retreat includes facilitation by retreat directors, creative exercises, small-group sharing, and plenty of free time. The retreat is open to persons of all faith backgrounds and walks of life, and will be led by Jack Bentz, S.J., Cathy Beckley, S.N.J.M, and Maria Ochoa. Cost for this retreat is $125, which includes room and board for the weekend. Some scholarships are available. For information or to RSVP, email Magis.

    Sponsored by Magis   

    Contemplative Leaders in Action: A Program for Emerging Leaders
    Applications Due May 17 for the 2013-2015 cohort!
    September 2013 – June 2015, monthly sessions 

    Are you an emerging leader striving to integrate faith into your personal and professional life? Are you seeking an intentional and meaningful community? If you are a Jesuit-educated alum in your 20’s or 30’s, and are interested in engaging and forming your leadership and faith within a cohort community, Magis has the perfect opportunity for you! Magis is currently recruiting for its Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) program, a two-year cohort experience which integrates leadership and faith development. Cohort members meet monthly and grow in self-awareness, faith, leadership and professional skills, while being part of a supportive community. Applications for the 2013-2015 CLA cohort (which begins September 2013) are currently available and are due on May 17, 2013. For more information about the CLA program, or details regarding the application process, please visit Magis’ CLA website, or contact the Director for Magis Brooke Rufo Hill, or CLA Program Manager Katie Steele.

    Sponsored by Magis  
       


    Partner Programs and Events

    AMICI 4th Annual Speaker Series
    Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Bishop Blanchet High School

    AMICI is hosting their fourth annual speakers series moderated by Emmy award winner Brian Callanan. This will be a dynamic evening of professional connections and rich dialogue. The group will hear from business and educational leaders on issues of leadership, professional life, and faith. Panelists include Mick McHughJoseph Prague, and Brooke Rufo Hill. Tickets on sale now.  

    Sponsored by AMICI

    Faith and Values in the Public Square:
    How to Live a Contemplative Life in a 24/7 World
    Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm
    Seattle University, Wyckoff Auditorium 

    Esteemed and prolific journalist, poet, and essayist, Judith Valente, will be speaking at Seattle University as part of the Faith and Values in the Public Square Lecture Series. Known for her work in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and contributions to PBS-TV, National Public Radio, and Chicago Public Radio, she will be speaking to students and the public about how to live life contemplatively in the midst of often busy lives. Tickets are required for the event, but are free. For more information, or to RSVP, email Hannah Hochkeppel.
     
    Sponsored by Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry 

    Volunteers Needed!
    Community Connections Distribution

    Monday, May 8, 2013 through Saturday, May 13, 2013

    Community Connections, a Seattle University newsletter connecting students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to SU's neighborhood, could use some help distributing its print publication this issue. If you’d like to get in a good walk and are available between Monday, May 8 and Saturday, May 13, 2013, they would love your help. For more information, or to volunteer, e-mail Annie Beckmann.
     
    Sponsored by the Center for Service and Community Engagement

    Jesuit Universities Engaging Poverty:
    Perspectives from Seattle and Managua
    Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium

    Consider joining Seattle University’s Campus Ministry for a morning conference on community engagement in relation to poverty. The Seattle University community will join colleagues from the Universidad Centoamericana (UCA) in Managua, Nicaragua to share the best practices in teaching, research, and community engagement in relation to poverty. This conference is designed for a broad audience and will feature presentations about signature community engagement projects in Nicaragua and Seattle as well as joint disciplinary workshops on how poverty education is integrated into various disciplines. The conference is free, open to all, and includes lunch. To RSVP, click here.  

    Sponsored by Seattle University's Office of Jesuit Mission & Identity and the Poverty Education Center of  Matteo Ricci College, in partnership with the Universidad Centoamericana.

    24th Annual Tobin Lecture
    St. Francis, Pope Francis, and a Vision for the 21st Century Parish
    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    All Saints Catholic Church (Portland, OR)

    Are you up for a road trip to Portland? Join the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon in seeing the 24th Annual Tobin Lecture. Jack Jezreel, the Executive Director and founder of JustFaith Ministries and the JustFaith program will be speaking on the legacy of Pope Francis and what his position will mean for the future of American Catholicism. For more information, or to RSVP, email the Office of Life, Justice, and Peace 

    Sponsored by the  Archdiocese of Portland   

    Former Volunteer Retreat
    Friday, May 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
    Miracle Ranch (Port Orchard, WA)

    Are you a former post-graduate service volunteer? Join other former volunteers and facilitator Marilyn Nash, for a weekend away reflecting on life after volunteer service. Kitsap Peninsula will be your setting for rest, reflection, rejuvenation, networking, conversing, and a lot of laughter. Volunteers from all service organizations are welcome. Cost for the weekend will be $35 and includes lodging and meals. For more information, or to RSVP, email JVC Northwest

    Sponsored by Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

    Sought through Prayer and Meditation:
    A Spiritual Retreat for Women
    Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Peace and Spirituality Center (Bellevue, WA) 

    Join other women for this retreat seeking to stimulate conscious contact with God through prayer and meditation. The group will gather together overlooking Lake Washington for prayer and meditation practices and a chance to connect and listen to each other. It will be a peaceful day away from the hustle of your everyday life. Enjoy good food. Bring a friend, sister, daughter, or mom, and come enjoy a wonderful day! Cost of attendance is $75 including a light breakfast and lunch. For more information, or to RSVP, email Carol Wilson or Mary Ellen Weber

    Spirituality on Tap Bowling Party:
    The Spirituality of Strikes and Gutters

    Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    The Garage, Seattle

    To celebrate another successful programming year of Spirituality on Tap, please join us for a night of fun, socializing, and prayerfulness as we celebrate the community that we have built together over the past year. This event is for young adults ages 21-35. For more information, email Matt Salazar.
     
    Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center

    The Universe as a Sacred Community Series
    St. James Cathedral (Pastoral Outreach Center, Holy Names Room), Seattle 

    Join us this Easter season as we look at the sacredness of creation from a variety of perspectives about how our understanding of theology affects our concern for Creation and each other. Sessions will focus on topics that are worth of consideration for moving our religious leaders to take action on the terrible environmental challenges we must face as a human community. For a full list of dates, session topics and more information, email Patty Bowman.
     
    Sponsored by St. James Cathedral 

    Q-BBQ: An LGBTQ BBQ for Seattle University Staff, Faculty, Administrators, and Alumni
    Friday, June 7, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Seattle University, International Student Center
     
    Join the Seattle University Office of Multicultural Affairs for a social BBQ and the LGBTQ achievement awards. Event is free. Please RSVP to OMA and contact Sabina Neem for more information.

    Sponsored by the Seattle University Office of Multicultural Affairs 

    Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Adult Softball
    June to August, 2013    

    Interested in playing softball this summer? Then start thinking about putting together an adult softball team at your parish! Games are co-ed and slow-pitch. Each team will need to assign a coach to attend the May 22nd coaches meeting at the CYO Athletics office, and league games start in June. Season ends with a one day tournament in August. Games are played regionally at parish fields on Monday and Thursday evenings. For more information about the softball league, please contact Scott Bailey.  

    Sponsored by the Office for Youth & Young Adult Evangelization, Archdiocese of Seattle   

    Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life
    Annual Nine Month Retreat
    September, 2013 through May, 2014
    SEEL Puget Sound, Seattle  

    Would you consider spending the next nine months falling in love with God? If so, join SEEL for a nine month retreat engaging in the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius. This is a nine month experience with from September through May and is a powerful, life-changing program of prayer and reflection that can be accomplished by people of varied backgrounds and Christian traditions in the midst of their busy lives. Retreatants commit themselves to praying one hour a day, meeting twice monthly with a Spiritual Director, and to attending monthly Saturday retreat days. Apply online at SEEL Puget Sound’s website. For more information contact SEEL Puget Sound

    Sponsored by SEEL Puget Sound

    Manna Project International
    New, Shorter International Program Director Positions

    Manna Project International (MPI) is now offering shorter International Program Director positions. This is an opportunity to work with MPI in either Guatemala, Ecuador, or Nicaragua to live and work for five, seven, or thirteen months implementing a range of community development projects in fields such as education, healthcare, the environment, and microfinance. Program Directors would develop and run community programs, manage organizational operations, build relationships in your country, and raise awareness for international issues. This a great opportunity for those looking to volunteer for a shorter amount of time while still receiving the full experience of being a Program Director. Application deadlines for the 7 month and 5 month Program Director positions are May 15, 2013. For more information, or to RSVP download the Program Director Handbook, or email MPI

    Sponsored by Manna Project International  

    Redhawk Network Mentor Program
    Mentors, Questions, and Calling
     
    Do you remember trying to make career choices as an undergraduate? Now is your chance to help that questioning undergraduate as a mentor. Seattle University’s Career Services is looking for alumni interested in engaging with students and graduates as they make vocational discernments. Whether you have years of experience in one field, you have changed careers multiple times, or you are just now embarking on your professional journey, you would be a valuable guiding voice to a student trying to learn the ins-and-outs of a field before committing to one career. This is also a chance to strengthen your leadership, coaching, and management through an opportunity that is flexible with your schedule. For more information, or to register for this opportunity, email Monica Duke.

    Sponsored by Career Services

    April 2013

    Posted by Kathryn Gilbert on 4/2/2013 03:49:17 PM

    “The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything.” St. Catherine of Genoa

    Last month was an exciting one to be Jesuit-educated – we anticipate a decrease in the number of people to whom you may have to explain what being “Jesuit-educated” actually means with the election of Pope Francis! The national and global media coverage on what makes him as a Jesuit different from past church leaders, as well his already noticeable radical extensions of hospitality and lived expressions of justice, may come as quite a shock to people outside the Catholic world who associate the Pope with the Plexiglas box Pope mobile. But to us, it’s a welcome affirmation of St. Ignatius’ vision to live as a man or woman for and with others.

    But if you ARE asked what being Jesuit-educated means, how would you respond? We think the quote by St. Catherine summarizes part of our response. With very full lives, we reflect and are able to find God in the good, the bad, and the confusing; thanks to critical thinking skills we exercise concern for the common good. In many ways, the expression by St. Catherine of Genoa, or the choice of Pope Francis to celebrate Holy Thursday in a juvenile detention center, captures the opportunity of rising to the occasion in faithful leadership when called to serve others. 

    This month Magis, in collaboration with the National Jesuit Service Initiative and Seattle University’s Office of Alumni Relations, invites you to carve time from your schedule to be of service to others. The National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service is an opportunity to volunteer with other Jesuit-educated alums at local Seattle organizations whose work is connected to food justice.  Registration is now open so to sign up or to learn more, see below. 

    Magis’ signature program, Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA), is another opportunity to grow personally and communally in the Jesuit values of faith, justice and leadership. If you are an alumnus/na in your 20’s or 30’s who identifies as an emerging leader and person of faith, this unique two-year cohort experience may be right for you. CLA is an avenue for taking time to grow, committing to a social justice project with a small group, and learning about your role in work, family, and social life. For more information about the CLA program, see below.

    As spring sets in, we hope to see you for one of our programs soon, whether as time taken for yourself, your community, or your faith!
     
    Brooke, Maria and Liz

    P.S. Don't miss your chances to learn more about the CLA program at this month's Magis Mixer and the Ignatian Leadership Summit! Details for both events are below. 

     Alumni Living the Mission

     
     Jeremy Orbe

    Jeremy Orbe, Saint Louis University '12, JVCNW '12-'13
    (pictured on far left)    


    Jeremy Orbe is a Saint Louis University graduate now serving as a Jesuit Volunteer in Seattle. In addition to his work at Lifelong AIDS Alliance as the Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, Jeremy serves on the Magis Advisory Board. Click here to read his reflection.  
     
    Magis Opportunity  
    Magis Mixer
    Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Elysian Brewery, Seattle
     
    We at Magis invite you to join our staff for a happy hour mixer, where you can connect with Magis staff, learn about our programs, and meet other Magis participants. We will provide some light appetizers for everyone. This Mixer will double as a Contemplative Leaders’ in Action (CLA) info session and will be an opportunity to learn more about the CLA program, hear personal experiences about CLA from a few of our current cohort members, and ask questions. Happy hour prices apply. For more information contact Magis.

    Sponsored by Magis
     
    Magis at the Movies: Alumni Dinner and Band of Sisters Film Screening
    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    Dinner at Piecora’s Pizza, Film Viewing at Northwest Film Forum (Seattle)
     
    Magis is happy to host a night at the movies to view the film Band of Sisters, which tells the story of Catholic nuns and their work for social justice after Vatican II of the 1960’s. For Catholics who wonder what became of the nuns they knew in habits and convents many years ago, for activists who may feel profoundly discouraged given the problems of today’s world, for women seeking equality in their church, and for people of all faiths yearning for an inclusive and contemplative spirituality, Band of Sisters challenges us to ask what really matters in life. And as we seek what matters, how do we go about changing our lives and the world around us? The evening will include gathering for a meal and conversation at Piecora’s Pizza, and then walking two blocks to Northwest Film Forum for the screening. Space is limited to the first twenty alumni who RSVP to Magis (alumni may RSVP for a spouse, partner or family member to join them). For questions or more information, email Assistant Director Maria Ochoa.

    Sponsored by Magis

    Careers in International Development
    Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Seattle University (Bannan Engineering Building, Wyckoff Auditorium)

    A panel of Seattle University alumni will share their reflections and experiences working in global development organizations such as Care, PATH, and more. The panel will be followed with a Q&A and breakout conversations around the themes of Global Health, Community & Economic Development, and Human Rights. This event is FREE. For more information, contact James Vivé

    Sponsored by Seattle University Career Services, The Office for Global Engagement, Poverty Education Center and Magis
     
    National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service
    Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Seattle University
     
    Join Seattle University, Magis: Alumni Living the Mission, and local alumni from fellow Jesuit universities in making a difference in the community and fulfilling our commitment to service. Participate in the 2nd Annual National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service on Saturday, April 27th from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.! This year’s theme is food justice and the service sites that Alumni Relations and Magis are partnering with focus on work that relates to this theme. Registration is now open! Space is limited. To learn more, visit Alumni Relations.

    Sponsored by Magis and Seattle University Alumni Relations 

    Contemplative Leaders in Action: A Program for Emerging Leaders
    Applications are now available for the 2013-2015 cohort! Due May 17!
    September 2013 – June 2015, monthly sessions


    Are you an emerging leader striving to integrate faith into your personal and professional life? Are you seeking an intentional and meaningful community? If you are a Jesuit-educated alum in your 20’s or 30’s, and are interested in engaging and forming your leadership and faith within a cohort community, Magis has the perfect opportunity for you! Magis is currently recruiting for its Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) program, a two-year cohort experience which integrates leadership and faith development. Cohort members meet monthly and grow in self-awareness, faith, leadership and professional skills, while being part of a supportive community. Applications for the 2013-2015 CLA cohort (which begins September 2013) are currently available and are due on May 17, 2013. For more information about the CLA program, or details regarding the application process, please visit Magis’ CLA website, or contact the Director for Magis Brooke Rufo Hill, or CLA Program Manager Katie Steele. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Sponsored by Magis  
     
    Save the Date 
    Ignatian Leadership Summit with Karin Botto
    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Seattle University, Student Center (LeRoux Conference Room 160)
     
    Magis' Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) Alumni Leadership program is hosting an Ignatian Leadership Summit featuring keynote speaker Karin Botto, Director of Organizational Learning & Leadership at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Karin’s presentation will focus on Ignatian Leadership and why the world needs Ignatian leaders. The evening will include Karin’s talk, dinner, and facilitated reflection and conversation. Cost is free, but space is limited. To RSVP or for more information, email Magis.

    Sponsored by Magis’ Contemplative Leaders in Action Alumni Leadership Program
     
    Magis Young Alumni Retreat
    Friday, May 17, 2013 to Sunday, May 19, 2013
    Camp Burton, Vashon Island

    Are you a young alum in your 20’s or 30’s and looking for a weekend to get away for some restorative time with new friends? The Magis Young Alumni Retreat is a three-day retreat for those seeking time to reflect on their current life circumstances while grounding them in a sense of faith. This Ignatian-style retreat includes facilitation by retreat directors, creative exercises, small-group sharing, and plenty of free time. The retreat is open to persons of all faith backgrounds and walks of life, and will be led by Jack Bentz, S.J., Cathy Beckley, S.N.J.M, and Maria Ochoa. Cost for this retreat is $125, which includes room and board for the weekend. Some scholarships are available. For information or to RSVP, email Magis.
     
    Sponsored by Magis   
     
    Partner Programs and Events
    Immersions in Ignatian Prayer
    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 and April 16, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
    St. Joseph's Church (Parish Center), Seattle

    On Tuesday evenings biweekly during this season, you are invited to learn about and experience a unique form of Ignatian prayer.  Evenings will include Opening Prayer, a presentation and experience of the prayer form, followed by small group reflection and sharing about the experience of prayer. Whether you are new to or experienced in Ignatian spirituality, these evenings are wonderful opportunities to engage in a prayer practice to integrate into your daily life. To RSVP or for more information, e-mail Andrea Fontana.
     
    Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center.

    Ignatian Spirituality for Men: In the Steps of Ignatius III
    Making Decisions with God: Learning about Ignatian Discernment
    Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
    St. Mary's Parish, M&M Café

    Men of all ages and faith backgrounds are invited to come together this Spring for the last of three offerings of Ignatian spirituality. This morning will include gathering with coffee and light breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., followed by a presentation by John Hickman. When we have been touched by God’s presence in our lives, we desire to know, love and serve God more deeply. Ignatian spirituality offers us insights and the tools to become aware of our deepest desire and God’s deepest desire for us in the world. Using Ignatian practices we will explore by example and by an examination of our own experience how we can discern what we are called to do in God’s world. For more information or to RSVP, email Andrea Fontana.

    Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center

    Alumni Sponsored Easter Egg Hunt
    Sunday, April 7, 2013 after the 11 a.m. mass at the Chapel of St. Ignatius
    Seattle University, Union Green (outside the Chapel of St. Ignatius)

    Join the Seattle University Alumni Board of Governors for 11:00 a.m. mass in the Chapel of St. Ignatius, followed by an Easter egg hunt on the Seattle University Union Green. If the weather is bad, the Easter egg hunt will be held in Bannan Auditorium. Bring your family, invite your friends, and enjoy this fun, family activity including coffee and treats for kids.

    Sponsored by the Seattle University Alumni Board of Governors

    "Irreconcilable Conflict & Political Deadlock: Interfaith Dialogue as a Way Forward"
    A Deep Dialogue with the Interfaith Amigos
    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium

    What if greater spiritual awareness is the prerequisite to any effective healing of the major social and political challenges of our time? What impacts might that have nationally and internationally? Come to this deep dialogue with the Interfaith Amigos. The Interfaith Amigos explore the spiritual roots of their traditions as a way toward true interfaith dialogue and collaboration. They focus on the inner work required for any significant outer change to last.

    Sponsored by Interfaith Amigos

    Discernment in Daily Life
    Thursday, April 18, 2013 to Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    St. Joseph Church (Parish Center), Seattle

    Are you looking for guidance in making a prayerful life decision, such as discerning your calling, staying in a relationship, determining what to do in retirement, or another life question? Or are you searching for tools for making your choices in daily life with prayerful intentionality? If so, join a group of people with similar questions. Through prayer, presentations and small group reflection, you will learn a process to integrate listening for God’s presence in your life decisions and consider guidelines for discernment taught by St. Ignatius, and experience meaningful group support. To attend, the cost is $140 and the register deadline is Thursday, April 11. For more information or to RSVP, email Andrea Fontana.  

    Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center

    Spirituality on Tap
    Jesuits on the Frontier:

    The Travels and Friendships of the Early Jesuits and How their Journeys Inform our Own
    Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
    St. Catherine of Sienna, Seattle

    In their early days, the Jesuits’ traveled throughout Asia and defined their relationship with the world. The lives of Francis Xavier and Matteo Ricci give us some insights into the Jesuit missionaries and how they were able to maintain friendships across great distances. What were Francis Xavier’s successes and failures on his voyages and what inspired Matteo Ricci to write his book On Friendship? What does this tell us about their work as missionaries? Join other young adults for an evening of discussion on the lessons from those travels and a reflection on their applications to our own as we ourselves maintain friendships around the nation and world. For more Information or to RSVP, email Matt Salazar.

    Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center

    Tools for Career Transition:
    Workshop Series for Seattle University Alumni Looking for a Job, Career Change, or Re-start
    Tuesday, April 23 and 30, 2013 &  May 7 and 14, 2013 from 6:30 p.m.to  8:30 p.m
    Seattle University, Pigott Pavilion for Leadership 50

    Are you looking to change careers? This kind of change could call for some self-assessment and personal and vocational reflection. Seattle University's Career Services office is looking to help those embarking on this time of change in attending this four-part workshop that will focus on strategy development, self-assessment, personal narrative, and marketing tools for those looking to change careers. This workshop, put on by Blue Bridge Career Coaching, will be held on four consecutive Tuesday evenings: April 23, April 30, May 7, and May 14 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Cost to attend is $50 including workshop materials and meals. Register online on the Redhawk Network. For more information, contact Career Services

    Sponsored by Alumni Relations and Career Services

    Strengthening Resilience & Ritual and Myth:
    A Two-in-One Workshop for Spiritual Directors
    Friday, April 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
    St. Joseph Church (Parish Center), Seattle

    Join the Ignatian Spirituality Center for two workshops to help strengthen your ritual practices and spiritual life. Elsa O’Connor will use the American Psychological Association guidebook on building resilience with Joan Chittister’s book The Gift of Years and Eckhart Tolle’s Oneness Worth All of Life to help guide participants through the roadblocks on the spiritual journey of aging to help open up new pathways. Then, Mike O’Connor will discuss the power of myth as grounded in Joseph’s Campbell’s notions of myth complemented with psychosocial and transpersonal dimensions of ritual. The workshop will overview Campbell’s ideas and offer a taxonomy for understanding types of rituals. Participants will also be invited to create and share ideas for rituals for possible use in their direct practice. To attend, the cost is $40 for general admission or $20 for student. For more information or to RSVP, email Carolyn Hickman

    Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center 

    Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Adult Softball
    June to August, 2013    

    Interested in playing softball this summer? Then start thinking about putting together an adult softball team at your parish! Games are coed and slow-pitch. Each team will need to assign a coach to attend the May 22nd coaches meeting at the CYO Athletics office, and league games start in June. Season ends with a one day tournament in August. Games are played regionally at parish fields on Monday and Thursday evenings. For more information about the softball league, please contact Scott Bailey.

    Sponsored by the Office for Youth & Young Adult Evangelization, Archdiocese of Seattle