Magis: Alumni Living the Mission


  • July 2013

    Posted by Elizabeth Coz on 7/3/2013 08:33:35 AM

    “What does integrating the values of Jesuit education in everyday life look like?” This is the question Magis staff and advisory board have been holding as we embarked in a year-long process to revise the organization’s strategic plan. After considering the multi-faceted realities of alumni, vetting through best practices, and cultivating new ideas through conversations and brainstorming, Magis is excited to announce there will be some new initiatives and program updates starting this fall. We hope these changes will provide a greater integration of Jesuit values into your everyday life. The Magis staff would like to thank the Magis Advisory Board for ushering the process with creativity and courage. We are excited to see how the revised strategic plan will better serve Jesuit-educated alumni living in the Puget Sound region.

    Among the updates starting September 2013, Magis will offer programming which will fall within three strategic priorities: fostering authentic community, supporting faith formation and spiritual development in the Ignatian tradition, and inspiring a commitment to service and justice. We hope to offer spaces for conversation on what the impact of Jesuit education means to you, and how it is expressed in your life, family, and work. We welcome your feedback if you have any ideas or creative ways we could offer experiences that are relevant and accessible.

    In this vein, Magis will also be publishing this eNewsletter on an every-other-month basis. We hope this will streamline information on upcoming opportunities, as well as give the staff an opportunity to foster conversations that are important to you through the use of other media. For example a great way to be updated on a more day-to-day basis is through Facebook. Be sure to follow us in order to see what opportunities are coming down the road, or by joining the conversation and telling us how you are integrating faith, justice, and leadership into day-to-day life (the first one to post on our Facebook page using the hash tag #everydaylife in their post will win a pair of custom made Magis pint glasses to enjoy this season!)

    Stay cool and stay tuned for more developments in the months to come,
    The Magis Staff

      Alumni Living the Mission

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    Over the last year, Magis has highlighted some amazing alumni: from newly graduated to seasoned, single to partnered, groups, communities, and families… each and every one of them expressed how important it has been to live the magis beyond their college experience and into their personal and professional lives. Click here to read back on some of these great stories we featured. In the months to come, Magis wants to hear from you about those “Magis Moments” you have experienced post-graduation – you know, the kind where you realized you were called into something more, whether in your family life, work, or service for or with others. Email us and let us know - we would love to share your Magis Moment!
     Save the Date  
    Magis Mixer
    Thursday, August 8, 2013 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Poquitos, 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. For more information contact Magis.

    Sponsored by Magis
    Love Into Practice: An Everyday Mini-Retreat Series for Young Alumni
    Monday, October 21, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    This fall, alumni in their 20’s and 30’s are invited into a dynamic three-part mini-retreat series focusing on faith and spirituality topics as seen through the Jesuit/Ignatian perspective. Topics will be diverse, such as: discovering your vocation, engaging spiritual practices, integrating Jesuit values into professional life, and searching for a faith community. Join us for conversation, food, practice, and community! Participants are encouraged to journey for the entire series, but may attend individual sessions. Locations, speakers, and topics are forthcoming. For questions, or more information, contact Assistant Director Maria Ochoa.

    Sponsored by Magis
    Partner Programs and Events  
    A Pilgrimage of the Heart: Summer Ignatian Silent Retreat
    Friday, July 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. to Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
    The Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades, Federal Way
    Take time this summer to rest, renew your soul, and soak in silence on the shores of Puget Sound with this 3-day Summer Ignatian Retreat. This retreat will offer stirring and relevant presentations based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, followed by abundant time for silent reflection and prayer (suggestions for prayer will be available for each prayer period), opportunities for individual spiritual direction, evening prayer and sharing in the Eucharist. Resident retreatants will have lodging and meals. Commuter retreatants will have meals only. 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. Some partial work scholarships are available. For more information, contact Andrea Fontana.  

    Sponsored by Ignatian Spirituality Center 
    Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life
    Annual Nine Month Retreat
    September, 2013 through May, 2014
    SEEL Puget Sound, Seattle  

    Would you consider spending the next nine months falling in love with God? If so, join SEEL for a nine month retreat engaging in the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius. This is a nine month experience from September through May and is a powerful, life-changing program of prayer and reflection that can be accomplished by people of varied backgrounds and Christian traditions in the midst of their busy lives. Retreatants commit themselves to praying one hour a day, meeting twice monthly with a Spiritual Director, and to attending monthly Saturday retreat days. Apply online at SEEL Puget Sound’s website. For more information contact SEEL Puget Sound.

    Sponsored by SEEL Puget Sound