Jesuit Alumni Day of Reflection: Compassion

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 9:14 AM PST

What does living a life of compassion mean to you? Perhaps it looks like a gesture of self-compassion by breathing and letting go of self-judgment or criticism in a moment when you would normally do so. Or, perhaps it is an act of compassion for another person in the form of a listening ear during his or her suffering. It may even look like an inner acknowledgement during prayer that God is caring for your family during an especially trying time. These are all small ways we encounter and create space for compassion to exist.

Each of us is juggling varying commitments, from career to family needs, while striving to make our lives more meaningful and in alignment with our faith, values, and desires. The theme for the Jesuit Alumni Day of Reflection is “Compassion”, and complements the Holy Year of Mercy as declared by Pope Francis. Compassion – in relationship to God, self, and other - is a spiritual practice that allows us to navigate life with increased awareness, serenity, and gratitude. 

The Jesuit Alumni Day of Reflection is an opportunity to unplug and connect with other Jesuit alumni as you journey together for a day of guided talks, prayer and reflection, conversation, and community building. This retreat is open to Jesuit alumni of all ages and stages of life; the retreat will be ecumenical in nature and will draw from the Jesuit/Ignatian tradition, as well as contemporary personal development topics. 

As one past retreatant has shared: “For me, it was a chance to just breathe and be for a while.” Come join us!

You can register for the retreat via this link. Space is limited and spots have been going quickly, so don’t wait to reserve yours! Cost is $20 and includes retreat materials, continental breakfast, lunch & parking (partial scholarships are available).

To learn more about Magis and our ministry to Jesuit alumni, please visit us online.