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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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Annie Phoenix, Ph.D., Named Executive Director at the Jesuit Social Research Institute

April 2022 – Following a nationwide search, Annie Phoenix, Ph.D., has been selected as the new executive director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI), based at Loyola University New Orleans. She began with JSRI on April 1. Dr. Phoenix specializes in supporting social justice organizations to identify needs, design programs and secure funding. Before joining …

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Diane Blair Finds Fulfillment through Service at Holy Name of Jesus Church

By Jerry Duggan Diane Blair first realized during a retreat in college that centering her life on Church-related work is where she finds fulfillment.   As the first director of pastoral life in the more than century-long history of Holy Name of Jesus Church in New Orleans, Blair is busy. She also has found a breadth and depth in her work that …

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Alan Ratermann Helps Facilitate Culture of Service at Rockhurst High School

By Jerry Duggan Alan Ratermann’s job involves a lot of logistics: making arrangements, filling out paperwork and scheduling service opportunities for students. This day-to-day work belies the critical nature of his role at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo., where, as director of the school’s Ignatian Service Office, Ratermann is a driving force behind the school’s pervasive culture of service.   “I get to …

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