Magis: Alumni Living the Mission


  • May 2014

    Posted by Elizabeth Coz on 5/6/2014 04:00:41 PM

    “When the heart is touched by direct experience, the mind may be challenged to change.”
     - Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., former Superior General of the Society of Jesus

    In the spirit of transformational education, Magis is excited to announce it will be expanding the Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) Ignatian Leadership Program, starting an additional cohort this fall! CLA is a two-year experience which integrates leadership and faith development, and Magis is looking for Jesuit alumni ages 25-39 who seek to grow in their faith and leadership within a supportive community of peers. If you or someone you know would be a good fit, please apply or forward the application along.See below for more details and a link to the application.

    If you are curious about what participants in CLA are learning and experiencing, we encourage you to read the reflection in our Alumni Living the Mission section by Angeline Thomas (Seattle University School of Law, 2011). As a law school graduate, Angeline has questioned how to go about her practice of law. CLA has been a place to discern her path among others having the same career questions.  She says, “Thanks to CLA, I do not have to grapple with these big decisions alone.” 

    Lastly, you may be interested in attending the Ignatian Inspired Leaders Panel tomorrow, Thursday, May 8 at the Sorrento Hotel where we are co-hosting an alumni panel and conversation on the "Ignatian" approach to leadership. Space is limited but all are welcome to attend! Please see below for more information.

    Here’s to learning and leading,

    Brooke, Maria, and Liz

      Alumni Living the Mission  

     CMS Angeline 

    Angeline Thomas, Seattle University School of Law '11  

    Angeline Thomas is a current participant in Contemplative Leaders in Action - an Ignatian Leadership program. Click here to read more about how the CLA program is helping her, and 31 other emerging leaders, discern everyday life commitments, and connecting her to other Jesuit alums.

    Magis Opportunity  
    Ignatian-Inspired Leaders Panel
    with Seattle University President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J.
    Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Sorrento Hotel, Seattle

    With a Jesuit Pope who is making waves, more people than ever are asking what the "Jesuit" or "Ignatian" approach to leadership is. Join Seattle University’s Alumni Relations and Magis' Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) Alumni Leadership program for an exciting evening of networking and meaningful conversation around authentic leadership and what it means to ground one’s leadership in the values of a Jesuit education. A diverse alumni panel from a variety of professional fields will join Seattle University President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J. sharing insights out of their lived experiences of leadership, and an opportunity for structured networking will follow. Cost is $15, and space is limited. All are welcome to attend! Click here for more information or to register.

    Sponsored by Magis and Seattle University Alumni Relations

    Partner Programs and Events
    Finding God's Footprints on the Office Floor
    Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Seattle University (Admissions and Alumni Building)

    Join Amici for their 5th annual Speaker Series! Moderated by Emmy award winner Brian Callanan, this will be a dynamic evening of professional connection and rich dialogue as we hear from business and educational leaders on issues of leadership, professional life and faith. This year's panelists include Chris Richard (Senior Manager, KPMG), Jack Connelly (Owner/Partner, Connelly Law Offices), Mary Herche (Vice Chair, Gonzaga Board of Regents). Click here for other important details or email Amici for more information.

    Sponsored by Fulcrum Foundation

    Focusing: An Embodied Way of Knowing
    An Enrichment Day for Spiritual Directors (but open to all!)

    Susan Dougherty, Presenter
    Friday, May 16, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    St. Joseph Parish Center

    Focusing (BioSpirituality) is a process that invites & welcomes the body’s deep wisdom. In this workshop we will practice some basic skills of Focusing, and integrate them with the Examen. Learning to attend to our inner movements of Consolation and Desolation in this richly embodied way can enhance our awareness of and responsiveness to God’s “still, quiet voice” within us. Open to all! Cost is $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Register and pay online here. Contact Carolyn for more information. 
    Sponsored by Ignatian Spirituality Center

    Amici Trivia Night:
    Fundraising for Visitation Catholic STEM Academy

    Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
    World Sports Grille (second level)

    Trivia Night is back for its 11th appearance this spring, with all proceeds benefiting Amici's partner school - Visitation Catholic STEM Academy! Amici's development committee invites you out again for dinner, drinks and trivia domination. Wear your Seattle Mariners gear! There is an entry fee of $10/person (online or at door), but reduced to $5 at the door if you bring a package of LEGO or DUPLO blocks (to help St. George is start a LEGO club). Contact Amiciwith questions.

    Sponsored by Fulcrum Foundation

    Summer Day of Reflection: Changing Light
    An Examen of Life in the Middle of the Year
    Rosanne Michaels, Facilitator

    Saturday, June 21, 2014 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, step back, and prayerfully “examine” your life’s journey in the middle of the year.  Using the metaphor of the changing light throughout the 24-hour day, Rosanne Michaels will offer brief presentations on the movements of the Examen, followed by abundant time for reflection and journaling on the first half of your year or another longer period of time.  This day invites you to ponder what is most 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! Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Click here to register, or contact Andrea Fontana for more information.

    Sponsored by Ignatian Spirituality Center

    Apply for JV EnCorps: A Volunteer Service Program for 50+
    September 2014 – June 2015

    JV EnCorps is a program of Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest that engages women and men ages 50 and older in a transformative experience of volunteer service and spiritual growth. Participants (JVEs) commit to 10 months of service in their local communities and to the exploration of JVC Northwest’s core values: community, simple living, spirituality, and social & environmental justice. The JV EnCorps experience includes: volunteer service for 10 months in one community agency or institution for 5 to 10 hours weekly; monthly JVE community meetings plus three day-long retreats for learning, reflection and spiritual growth; commitment to building a JVE community of like values and serving others; sustaining an individual practice of prayer, meditation and/or reflection. For information and application materials for the inaugural Seattle program contact Helen Pitts.  

    Sponsored by Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

    “According to Father” Video Series

    Submit your real questions about the Catholic faith to be answered by local Seattle priests. 8 videos with great questions have been released so far. If you have missed any, visit the Young Adult Ministry Youtube channel to get them all. Submit questions that you would like to have answered by a priest via Facebook, Twitter (#accordingtofather and mention @WWCatholicYA) or by email.

    Sponsored by Archdiocese of Seattle