Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) offers women and men an opportunity to work full-time for justice and peace. Jesuit volunteers make a commitment to serve where the need is greatest, to work with people who are marginalized by society and to live in apostolic community with other volunteers. In the photo on the left, Jesuit Volunteer Michael Jansa works with students on their Spanish skills at the Cathedral School in Portland, Maine.
Jesuit Volunteer International (JVI) provides dedicated college graduates a two-year experience of direct service with the poor, formation, and living together as community
Through the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC), men and women age 50-plus can volunteer to serve in social ministries in their local communities two days a week, 10 months a year. They also reflect on their experience individually, with spiritual directors, and as a community.
The Christian Life Communities (CLC) movement is a worldwide confraternity of lay men and women, single and married, who want to live their lives in the spirit of the Ignatian Exercises. These non-residential communities, called Sodalities of Our Lady until 1968, have been under the spiritual care of the Jesuits almost from the Order’s beginning. For more information visit the CLC in the United States website.
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“Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will…”St. Ignatius Loyola, Spiritual Exercises, §234.