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Subject Area: Retreats

The Future in Grand Coteau

Below is the extended version of our Q&A with Fr. J.P. Hough, SJ, that appeared in the Winter 2024 issue of Jesuits Magazine. Grand Coteau, Louisiana, is a beloved place for Jesuits and others who have found consolation in its quiet beauty. Jesuits have served the people of the area since 1838, when St. Charles College …

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Women’s Advisory Committee Continues Its Mission with First-Ever Women’s Retreat

By Therese Fink Meyerhoff A Women’s Advisory Committee for an all-male religious order? While it may seem incongruent, establishing just such a committee is one of the first actions that Fr. Tom Greene, SJ, took as he began his term as provincial of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province. Made up of women leaders …

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Laura Alexander Creates a Culture of Belonging at Loyola University New Orleans

By Jerry Duggan During her time as a student at Loyola University (then Loyola College) Maryland, Laura Alexander discovered that her true calling in life is to accompany others on their spiritual journey – she just wasn’t sure exactly what that would look like as a career. Today she is a university minister for retreats …

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Tim Murphy Continues to Educate, Lead as Director of Manresa House of Retreats

By Jerry Duggan After working in Catholic education for more than two decades, Tim Murphy found a new opportunity that broadened his definition of ”educator.” As director of Manresa House of Retreats in Covent, La., Murphy has found an intersection of his natural gifts of educating and leading and his passion for sharing Ignatian Spirituality …

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Fr. Mark Thibodeaux Creates Retreat for Parishioners During Pandemic, Ends Up with Much More

By Jerry Duggan Father Mark Thibodeaux, SJ, never imagined a single text from a parishioner would set so much in motion. New Orleans was caught in the throes of COVID-19 in early April, with stay-at-home orders in place and the churches closed for in-person Masses. The Holy Name of Jesus Parish community needed a spiritual …

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