"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”- Oliver Wendell HolmesWith commencement approaching for Jesuit universities across the nation, Magis sends a heartfelt congratulations and welcome to all soon-to-be alumni graduating this summer. Oliver Wendell Holmes’ quote captures what a strong Jesuit education does for so many students – stretches them to be transformed as women and men who will in turn transform the world. Magis encourages both new and seasoned alumni to continue the path of new experiences towards transformation through any one of the formative programs offered these coming months.In light of this, Magis is excited to announce a first-ever Mexico Mission Trek to Tijuana, Mexico with non-profit organization Esperanza International on November 18-24, 2012. This global immersion program will include a group of sixteen Jesuit-educated alumni who will serve on a week-long service immersion in Tijuana. In addition to the service project, alumni participants will engage faith and justice education opportunities through pre- and post-immersion gatherings to explore the complex realities which impact the community in Tijuana, as well as reflect upon and integrate the immersion experience with each other. Priority deadline for applications is August 1st for those interested in being an alumni leader (which covers cost of airfare and participantion fee), and August 15th for all other applicants. Please read below for more details and to access an application.
We hope you have a great start to your summer!
This month Magis brings to you the story of alumna Sheely Mauck (Seattle University ‘09, MPA). Sheely has come through adversity in her own life, but as she says “I have always strived to be more and do more than what others might expect of me or even what I expect of myself”. This sensibility has compelled her to serve both in her community and professional life. Click here to read Sheely’s reflection.
Magis MixerThursday, June 14, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Poquitos Restaurant, 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 are available until 6 p.m. Be sure to invite your Jesuit-educated alumni friends and family! No need to RSVP, just come! For more information, email Magis.
Sponsored by Magis Magis Service Saturdays at St. Mary’s Food BankSaturday, June 23, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.St. Mary’s Food Bank, Seattle
Are you looking for a way to get involved in community service? Join Magis as an Alumni Volunteer for an ongoing opportunity as part of our partnership with the Seattle University Youth Initiative. Come together with other Jesuit-educated alumni to serve at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Seattle’s Central District. The St. Mary’s Food Bank provides nutritious food to families and individuals who are struggling with hunger through a variety of services, including the Walk-In Program, where over 6,700 people receive groceries each month. Alumni Volunteers commit to assisting with distribution of food, checking-in clients, sorting food items, and participating in a short reflection following service. If you are interested in serving as a Service Saturday volunteer or Alumni Leader, please email Magis. We are taking sign-ups for every month through the 2012-2013 programming year. Alumni family and children welcome, however, volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, or accompanied by an adult.
Sponsored by Magis
Mexico Mission Trek: A Global Immersion Program for Jesuit-Educated AlumniSaturday, November 18 – Saturday, November 24, 2012Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico)Submit Your Application Today!Mexico Mission Trek aims to build a community experience for a group of sixteen Jesuit-educated alumni who will engage in a short-term service immersion with a community in Tijuana, located in Baja California, Mexico, via Esperanza International, a non-profit agency which “cultivates global citizenship through international service experiences in working toward a better world.” Alumni participating in Mexico Mission Trek will work together in service for one week alongside the community in Tijuana in order to bring about a sense of being men and women for and with others; engage in justice education in the form of social analysis and conversation on some of the critical issues impacting the community which they will serve in order to broaden one’s scope of understanding on the current realities brought about by Mexico/U.S. relations; and reflect on the experience of service with the community in Tijuana and post-trek with each other in order to deepen a commitment to a faith that does justice. Priority deadline for applications is August 1st for those interested in being an alumni leader (which covers the cost of participation and airfare) and August 15th for all other applicants. Please visit our programs page for an application, or email Assistant Director Maria Ochoa with any questions.
Sponsored by Magis
A Summer Day of Reflection: A Middle of the Year Examen Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m.St. Joseph Parish Center This June, you are invited to take time to slow down in the middle of your busy life, to step back and prayerfully "examine" your life in the middle of the year. Through short presentations and abundant time for reflection and journaling, this day invites you to ponder what is important to you and to consider possible next steps in your life. People of all ages, faith traditions and spiritual backgrounds are welcome, especially those with an openness to deepening one's experience of prayer in the Ignatian tradition. Invite a friend, colleague or family member to join you! Cost: $45 (includes lunch). Partial work scholarships available. Register online by June 19. For more information, email Carolyn Hickman. Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality CenterThree-Day Summer Ignatian Retreat Friday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.Palisades Retreat Center, Federal Way Take the time this summer to renew and refresh your soul, and soak in silence on the shores of Puget Sound with this rich and meaningful Three-Day Summer Ignatian Retreat led by Fr. Peter Byrne, SJ and Anne Tropeano. This retreat will offer stirring presentations based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius; an atmosphere for silent reflection; and opportunities for individual spiritual direction, prayer, and sharing in the Eucharist. Cost: $285 "Resident Retreat" fee which includes lodging (individual rooms with private bathrooms) and meals; or $185 "Commuter Retreat" fee which includes meals only. Some partial work scholarships are available. Register online by July 6. For more information, please contact Andrea Fontana.
Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center