Magis: Alumni Living the Mission


  • July 2014

    Posted by Elizabeth Coz on 7/2/2014 10:03:06 AM

    i thank You God for most this amazing
    day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
    and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
    which is natural which is infinite which is yes.

    - e.e. Cummings
    As summer rolls around, we have much to be grateful for, especially the beautiful summer days we have been experiencing as of late. What a great year of wonderful participation by all of YOU in the various retreats, service opportunities, and leadership panels we hosted this year! Furthermore, we are thankful to all who applied to the Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) Ignatian Leadership Program as well. The Magis staff is excited to journey with a new community of young Jesuit alumni starting this fall.
    Just to give you a snapshot of who applied, we had nearly 40 applications for CLA representing several Jesuit universities and colleges, including: Seattle University, Gonzaga University, Saint Louis University, University of San Francisco, Fairfield University, Georgetown University, Loyola University New Orleans, Loyola University Chicago, Santa Clara University, and Boston College. Our discernment was challenging in that we had to narrow down our decision to a small group out of a very strong pool of candidates, but we trust the process and look forward to welcoming the new cohort this September.
    We are also grateful to Jesuits Fr. Glen Butterworth, S.J. and Fr. Natch Ohno, S.J. who will join our two CLA cohorts as Chaplains. As you might know, Magis co-founder and former CLA Chaplain Fr. Mike Bayard, S.J. has moved on from Seattle U to serve with the Oregon Province. With his transition, we were left with one space, plus another for our new cohort, which will run concurrently. Fr. Glen serves as the Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph’s Parish in Capitol Hill, and Fr. Natch serves as an Assistant to VP for Student Development at Seattle U. Each are looking forward to spending time with the CLA community, and have shared some thoughts in the Alumni Living the Mission section about what inspires them as they begin with us later this year. Thank you Fr. Glen and Fr. Natch for saying yes!
    In the meantime, be sure to check out the Save the Date section for a list of annual Magis programs and opportunities coming this fall. Until then, stay cool and enjoy the summer.

    Sunny blessings,
    Brooke, Maria, Liz

      Alumni Living the Mission

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    Fr. Glen Butterworth, S.J. & Fr. Natch Ohno, S.J.

    Setting the world on fire, or as Alberto Hurtado, S.J. said, “a fire that kindles other fires,” is just the call of Magis: Alumni Living the Mission according to Fr. Natch Ohno, S.J. Click here to read about what he and Fr. Glen Butterworth, S.J. are looking forward to in their new roles as CLA2 and CLA3 Chaplains respectively.

    Save the Date  
    "Stay Connected. Stay Jesuit."
    Take advantage of Magis' three Signature Programs to get your quarterly dose of all things Jesuit: 

    Jesuit Alumni Day of Reflection
    Saturday, October 18, 2014
    Seattle University
    Ignatian Leadership Evening
    Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Seattle University

    National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service
    In partnership with Seattle University Alumni Relations
    Saturday, April 25, 2015 
    Various Sites 

     Partner Programs and Events 
    Summer Ignatian Retreat: "A Pilgrimage of the Heart"
    Retreat presenters: Fr. Jerry Cobb, S.J. and Jennifer Kelly (with Fr. Jack O'Leary, S.J. supporting)
    Friday, July 25, 2014 to Sunday, July 27, 2014
    Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades, Federal Way
    Take the time this summer to rest, renew your soul, and soak in silence on the shores of Puget Sound with this rich and meaningful three day Summer Silent Ignatian Retreat at the beautiful Palisades Retreat Center in Federal Way. This silent retreat will offer stirring and relevant presentations based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, followed by abundant time for silent reflection and prayer; opportunities for individual spiritual direction; evening prayer and sharing in the Eucharist. Commuter retreatants will have meals only, and resident retreatants will have lodging (individual or shared rooms with private bath) and meals in a beautifully renovated retreat center overlooking Puget Sound. 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. Register here by July 9. Contact Andrea Fontana for more information.
    Sponsored by Ignatian Spirituality Center

    Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps Seattle
    Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps (JV EnCorps), a program of JVC Northwest, is excited to announce our pilot year in Seattle. JV EnCorps is a faith-based volunteer program for people 50 and older. Participants engage in 5-10 hours per week of transformative service at local nonprofits. During their ten months of volunteer service, participants meet together regularly in community, deepen their spirituality, and explore the values of simple living, social and ecological justice. For more information, contact Helen Pitts or click here to apply.

    Sponsored by Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

    Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) 2014-2015
    The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) will begin once again in September 2014! This everyday adaptation of St. Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises (often referred to as the 19th Annotation) takes place over the course of 9 months and involves a commitment to daily prayer, monthly retreat mornings, and twice-monthly meetings with a spiritual director. Retreatants will become better able to discern their inner desires and to see how God is working in their lives and in the world, learn how to bring together contemplation and action, and become increasingly aware of the presence and activity of God in all things. Applications are due no later than August 15, 2014. For more information, click here.

    Sponsored by Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life

    Volunteer Opportunity with Care Team
    Seattle, WA
    Samaritan Center is recruiting and training volunteers to join CareTeams in service to those suffering with HIV/AIDS and other terminal diseases. CareTeam is a group of 4 - 7 volunteers who provide practical, emotional, and spiritual support to a person or household affected by HIV/AIDS. Volunteers come to the program as individuals or might be based out of churches, civic groups, academic institutions, spiritual communities, or the community at large and range in age from 18 to 85 and represent diverse cultural backgrounds, belief systems, and life experiences. Please click here for more information or visit the Samaritan Center website. Contact Michael Barrett Miller to sign up.

    Sponsored by Samaritan Center of Puget Sound

    Theology on Tap Summer Series
    Make a Mess: Living Pope Francis's Call

    Thursday, August 7, 2014
    Finn MacCool's Irish Pub, Seattle  
    Join Theology on Tap for the first session of its summer series as Archbishop Sartain leads a discussion on Pope Francis's call for young adults to "Make a mess." Drink specials and happy hour pricing at Finn's for all Theology on Tap participants. Contact Edwin Ferrera for more information.

    Additional Theology on Tap nights:
    August 13th - Cause for Celebration, with Fr. Glen Butterworth, S.J.
    August 20th - Living authentically, with Maria L. Ochoa, MATS
    August 27th - A Life of Love

    Sponsored by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Evangelization

    Cornerstone Catholic Conference
    Friday, October 24, 2014 to Saturday, October 25, 2014
    Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (Tacoma, WA)
    Register now for this event that happens once every ten years, bringing together all four Bishops from Washington state to inspire and educate Catholics and others to continue working together to protect human life. There is a great lineup of speakers as well as young adult options for socials and car pools. Registration prices increase after July 1. Click here for more information and to register.

    Sponsored by WA State Catholic Conference