Faces of Friendship

Want to know more about the fascinating and inspiring stories of some of the lay colleagues of the Jesuits of the New England Province  who have made a difference in their communities and around the globe?

Click below to read more stories.  If you know of an inspiring story, click email and send us a note!

  Claire Finley and Kara Connally   Claire and Kara shared a long-distance 'book club' discussion about Fr. James Martin's book, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, together. Read their story about finding God in unexpected places.
  James Rutenbeck   James Rutenbeck converted to Catholicism as an adult. Read his powerful reflection.
  Dave McGowan   David McGowan, an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County and a member of the New England Province’s Jesuit Connection writes about his invitation to be a peacemaker in the Boston Pilot
      

Karen Kelly Keifer credits many of the Jesuits at Boston College, her alma, mater, for their profound inspiration and influence toward the formation of her lay vocation, Spread the Bread.

 
 

Kate Morency, RN, NP, reflects on her experience as the Province Health Care Coordinator for the New England Province of Jesuits. 

 
 

Anthony (Tony) Compagnone, MD, pediatrician and member of St. Ignatius parish, writes about his Medical Mission to Jamaica.

    Suzanne Geaney, former Executive Director of Ignatian Volunteer Corps, learned to use the Examen at College of the Holy Cross.
    Raed Khoury and his colleague, Raed Awwad, are working with Jesuits for the Greater Glory of God in Amman, Jordan.
    Jim Scholl, a member of the Jesuit Connection leadership council, finds God at work in all things.
 
 
Joanne Driscoll Fantini writes about her retreat experience with the Ignatian Spirituality Project.
 
 
Bernie O'Kane, works and studied at BC, writes about Ignatian spirituality as a family value and the Ignatian spirit at work through generations.
 
 
Mary Tracy, parishioner at St. Ignatius Church, reflects on her experience with prayer and the Spiritual Exercises in Words to Live By.
    John Mulcahy, BC 'triple eagle,' writes, "The Jesuits teach that our purpose in life is to give back." Read his reflection about participating in the Jesuit Connections' Campion Companions program.

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