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  • August 2012

    Posted by Elizabeth Coz on 7/31/2012 10:32:11 AM

    Just yesterday - July 31st  - was the feast day of St. Ignatius: founder of the Jesuits, animator of the Spiritual Exercises, and patron of the Jesuit educational mission.  Recently, a couple Magis staff members attended a conference at Loyola University Chicago, wherein the life of St. Ignatius was revisited as applied to the work we do with Jesuit-educated alumni.   Always invigorated by the story of how the Jesuit educational mission came to be, our friends at Fairfield University have come up with a light-hearted video to share the story of Iñigo, the once charmer turned mystic, through the perspective of an olive – that’s right, an olive. Check it out here…we guarantee some laughs and a greater appreciation for the life of St. Ignatius.

    Also, a reminder that today is the deadline for alumni leader applications for Mexico Mission Trek! Visit our Programs page for more information and an application. Alumni leader positions are funded (covers participants fee and airfare) and are a great way to use your prior service experiences in support to Magis staff and participants in the immersion program. Contact Assistant Director Maria Ochoa with any questions.  Applications for all other participants are due August 15th. We are excited to see who will become part of our first ever global immersion program!

    Summer blessings,

    Brooke, Maria & Liz


     Alumni Living the Mission

    Hilda

    For Hilda Guiao (Seattle University, 2008), education is more than just mental stimulation or rigorous academic study. "It’s about engaging the whole person to ask the challenging questions of our past, of our world and society and to seek "the more" in life and to be who it is that God is calling us to be. Education should push us outside of our comfort zones and urge us to grow and be stretched in new ways..." Click here to continue reading Hilda's reflection.

    Magis Opportunity 
    Magis Mixer
    Thursday, August 9, 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! Please note: Magis will announce a new location and dates starting September 2012.  For more information, email Magis.

    Sponsored by Magis

    Submit Your Application Today!
    Mexico Mission Trek: A Global Immersion Program for Jesuit-Educated Alumni
    Sunday, November 18 – Saturday, November 24, 2012
    Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico)  

    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 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 social analysis and conversation on some of the critical issues impacting the local community, broaden the 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 with each other post-Trek exploring 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

    Save the Date

    Sign Up for Magis Service Saturdays at St. Mary’s Food Bank
    Fourth Saturday every month 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. 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 assist 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 September 2012 - June 2013. Alumni family and children welcome, however, volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, or accompanied by an adult.

    Sponsored by Magis

    Partner Programs and Events  
    Wine and Wisdom
    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub, Seattle

    Join us as we conclude the Summer 2012 Wine and Wisdom Series with Fr. Bryan Dolejsi, Archdiocesan Vocations Director, who will be leading discussion on “Balance: Well Being of Mind, Body, Spirit and Soul”. Prior to meeting at Kells, all are invided to attend the 6:30 p.m. Mass at Christ Our Hope in downtown Seattle. For more information email Bridget Harris.

    Sponsored by Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

    St. Mary’s Foodbank Volunteer Appreciation Potluck Picnic
    Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    St. Mary’s Foodbank, Seattle

    If you have served with Magis on Service Saturdays, you are invited to join food bank staff, board members and other volunteers for the annual Volunteer Appreciation Potluck Picnic.  There will be lots of food and raffle prizes!  Email Tina Kimbrell for more information.

    Sponsored by The Foodbank at St. Mary’s

    Flower March in Support of U.S. Catholic Sisters
    Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Louisa Boren Lookout Park, Seattle

    Please join I Stand With The Sisters for The Flower March in support of U.S. Catholic Sisters and their lived gospel values. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious annual assembly meets in St. Louis in early August and this event is for those who want to stand in solidarity with the sisters as they discuss their response to the Vatican's mandate for reform.  The march begins at Louisa Boren Lookout Park and ends at St. James Cathedral.  Click here for more information, or email Lisa Visintainer.

    Sponsored by I Stand With The Sisters   

    St. Mary’s Foodbank 13th Annual Harvest Dinner
    Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
    Seattle Design Center, Seattle
     
    Support the work of St. Mary's Food Bank and the services they provide the community at their annual Harvest Dinner. A fun event, great venue and only $45 for appetizers, dinner and wine plus pre-entertainment from members of the Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble as well as a silent and a live auction.  For more information or to reserve a table or seats, email Jarod or call (206) 852-4558.

    Sponsored by The Food Bank at St. Mary’s

    Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL)
    September 2012 - May 2013
    Seattle, WA

    The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) is a nine month retreat format of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, with retreat communities meeting in Seattle and Tacoma, beginning in September and running through May. It is a powerful, life-changing program of prayer and reflection that can be done by busy people of varied backgrounds and Christian traditions in the midst of our daily lives. Retreatants commit themselves to praying one hour a day, meeting twice monthly with a Spiritual Director, and to attending monthly Saturday retreat days. Learn more by visiting SEEL online or call (206) 721-3518.

    Sponsored by Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life of Puget Sound
     
    Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps Program
    Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps (“encore”) is a program of Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (JVCNW), for women and men ages 50 and older offering spiritual growth, service and monthly reflection for mid-life retired men and women. JV EnCorps program is built on core values of community, simple living, social and ecological justice, and spirituality. It offers a part-time, flexible and substantial program of service to others, including monthly meetings with fellow EnCorps members. Please click here to read more about the JV EnCorps, including how you might help the program. 

    Sponsored by Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

     

     

    July 2012

    Posted by Elizabeth Coz on 7/11/2012 01:14:04 PM

    It seems the “Oh my goodness I live here” moments are no longer fleeting as summer arrives to Seattle – they are daily now that the glory of the Pacific Northwest shines its brightest.  July welcomes exciting new looks, and at Magis, those are more than the long awaited tan lines.  Three big changes are here: we are recruiting for a new Global Immersion program, we are moving office spaces on campus, and we have a redesigned website!

    The first ever Mexico Mission Trek for Alumni to Tijuana, Mexico will allow sixteen Jesuit-educated alumni to serve for a week with the non-profit organization Esperanza International on November 18-24, 2012. In addition to a service project, this global immersion trip will offer faith and justice education opportunities to explore the complex realities which impact the community in Tijuana as well as our relationships in the global community.  If you are interested in your Thanksgiving week taking on a ‘new look,’ see the link below for more information.  Application deadline is August 1st for those interested in being an alumni leader and August 15th for all other applicants.

    Magis is preparing for a move into the Pigott Leadership Pavilion this fall, which will put us in closer proximity to our campus partners in Career Services and Alumni Relations.  During the summer months, we will be located on the fourth floor of Loyola Hall.  If you have not found an excuse to come visit us before, consider this your cue and block out a day in the fall to stop by.
     
    Finally, we have a redesigned website!  The contemporary look and feel is part of a university–wide online overhaul, and luckily for us, we were one of the first to transition.  Enjoy browsing, both online and outside. We look forward to this slower but certainly not less than full season.

    Alumni Living the Mission 
      

     Rossmans

    Katie and Patrick Rossmann

    Magis is proud to bring you yet another story of a family who is living out Jesuit values in their personal and professional lives. Jesuit-educated alumni Katie and Patrick Rossmann(Marquette University 2003, Jesuit Volunteer Corp 2003-04 and Boston College 2003, Jesuit Volunteer Corp 2003-04) have been greatly impacted by Jesuit values...click here to read their reflection.
       

    Magis Opportunity

    Magis Mixer
    Thursday, July 11, 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

    Submit Your Application Today!
    Mexico Mission Trek: A Global Immersion Program for Jesuit-Educated Alumni
    Saturday, November 18 – Saturday, November 24, 2012
    Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico)

    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

    Save the Date

    Sign Up for Magis Service Saturdays at St. Mary’s Food Bank
    Fourth Saturday every month 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

     
    Partner Programs and Events

    Wine and Wisdom
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Kells Irish Pub, Seattle
     
    Wine and Wisdom explores how we are called to live our Catholic Faith in our daily life.  Join us for the kick off with Fr. Bill Watson, SJ as we discuss "Serving God in Our Everyday life."  Mass begins at Christ our Hope in Downtown Seattle at 6:30 p.m. and then we begin the discussion at Kells Irish Pub at 7:30 pm.  For more information, visit OYYAM online.

    Sponsored by Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

    Young Adult Service Opportunity
    Saturday, July 14, 2012
    Seattle, WA
     
    Spend a day volunteering at a local organization, enjoy mass, lunch and exploring Catholic Social Teaching with your peers.  All adults ages 18-39 are welcome to come serve our local community.  More details are available here or contact Bridget Harris.

    Sponsored by Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

    Last Call for Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest Applications!
    Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest
    Deadline: Sunday, July 15, 2012
     
    Are you a recent college graduate and haven’t decided what to do next?  What’s better than making a difference in the world and possibly earning a $5,550 AmeriCorps Education Award to put toward school loans or further schooling?  There is still time to apply to Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest for the 2012-2013 service year, beginning this August!  JVCNW is still in need of applicants who are interested in issues surrounding homelessness, are fluent in Spanish, or are interested in working with or teaching youth on Native American Reservations.  Email Leah Nusse for more information or call (503) 335-8202.  

    Sponsored by JVC Northwest

    Three-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 onlineby July 6. For more information, please contact Andrea Fontana.

    Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center

    St. Mary’s Foodbank 13th Annual Harvest Dinner
    Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
    Seattle Design Center, Seattle
     
    Support the work of St. Mary's Food Bank and the services they provide the community at their annual Harvest Dinner. A fun event, great venue and only $45 for appetizers, dinner and wine plus pre-entertainment from members of the Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble as well as a silent and a live auction.  For more information or to reserve a table or seats, email Jarodor call (206) 852-4558.

    Sponsored by The Food Bank at St. Mary’s

    Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life
    September 2012 - May 2013
    Seattle, WA

    The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life is a nine month retreat format of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, with retreat communities meeting in Seattle and Tacoma, beginning in September and running through May. It is a powerful, life-changing program of prayer and reflection that can be done by busy people of varied backgrounds and Christian traditions in the midst of their daily lives. Retreatants commit themselves to praying one hour a day, meeting twice monthly with a Spiritual Director, and to attending monthly Saturday retreat days. Learn more by visiting SEEL online or call (206) 721-3518.

    Sponsored by Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life of Puget Sound