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Men and Women for our World

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On February 5, we commemorate the death of Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Looking back at my Creighton experience, I see how we live out his famous words of “men and women for others” in every part of my collegiate life.

From classes, my time in the CCSJ and all of my extra activities, I see Pedro Arrupe’s words of “men and women for others” lived out. I especially see these words present in my work at the CCSJ. In my two years of working on the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice through the CCSJ, I found students and faculty not only being men and women for others in their Creighton community, but being men and women for others in our world as well. My first time at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington D.C. was in 2010 when I was still a Senior in High School. That year I had my first legislative visit. I remember walking into my Congressman’s office and being so nervous about speaking to my Congressman and also scared that I would forget some of the information for my topic. When my meeting was done though, I was so relieved and excited for my next legislative visit. Since that first meeting four years ago I’ve done many legislative visits about different topics. Doing legislative visits is one of the many ways I see our Creighton community being men and women for our world.

This month, I find myself preparing again for legislative visits with our Nebraska legislators as a part of the Ignatian Advocacy Month. Feel free to drop by the CCSJ for more information or check out our website for more updates. For more information about the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice of Ignatian Advocacy Month feel free to check out the Ignatian Solidarity Network at ignatiansolidarity.net


Roselle Agdipa
Class of 2015
College of Arts and Sciences
CCSJ Student Coordinator
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, Co-Chair

The CCSJ blogs are meant to be a place for Creighton students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and friends to reflect on their experiences with programs sponsored by the office or related to its mission. The views expressed in these reflections, and all other blogs found on or linked to from this website, are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily those of Creighton University, the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (CCSJ), or any of the University’s affiliates. The University and the CCSJ are not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, or opinions expressed in these blogs.

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CCSJ Weekly Update: Mar. 16 – Mar. 25

Featured Events:
Using Water Wisely- Green Bag Lunch and Learn
The Creighton University Sustainability Council’s Green Bag Lunch and Learn Series presents: “Making a Habit to Use Water Wisely” on Thursday, March 22 from 12:30-1:30 pm in the CCSJ (Harper Center, Room 2067). This lunch features a conversation with Dave DeBoer (Metropolitan Utilities District) and David Aiken (Department of Agricultural Economics at UNL). In celebration of United Nations’ World Water Day, come find out the answers to some of these pressing questions: Why do we need to conserve water? In what direct, concrete ways can we use less water in our homes or daily lives? What kinds of practices create the most water consumption? Water is a renewable, but limited resource around the world. Using water more wisely will reduce pollution and health risks, lower water costs, and extend the potential of our water supply.

Bring a simple lunch if you’d like, drinks and dessert (fresh fruit & 7-layer bars) will be provided.
With questions, please contact Anna Green at annagreen@creighton.edu or Ken Reed-Bouley at krb@creighton.edu

Project Homeless Connect Omaha
Volunteers still needed for Project Homeless Connect Omaha. Project Homeless Connect Omaha is in need of about 35 more volunteers during the first shift (8:15 – 11:30 am). Volunteers will assist a homeless guest in filling out a basic in-take form and navigating the guest throughout the process of accessing professional services offered at the event. There are two time slots for volunteers to sign up for. For more information, or to register as a volunteer for the March 23rd event, please visit http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/project-homeless-connect-omaha/volunteer-registration/.

Events this week:
Ignatian Discernment Retreat
Spring Break Service Trips Reunion
What does Catholicism Really Say About Capitalism?
Women and Body Image Film Series: “Arresting Ana”
Invisible Children Presents: Kony 2012
Campus Sustainability Update
Lecture: Moral Courage- A Bridge between Good Intentions and Bringing Home the Goods
Lunch and Learn: Voter ID, Polling, and Everything in Between
Using Water Wisely- Green Bag Lunch and Learn
Archbishop Leo Arkfeld, S.V.D. Exhibit and Lecture
Women and Body Image Film Series: “Sexy, Inc”
Project Homeless Connect Omaha
“Women at Work in a Man’s World: Women’s Success and Struggles” Archbishop Romero Anniversary Mass
Volunteers Needed for Ollie Webb Center

Events More than One Week Away:
Omaha Table Talk Event

Saturday, March 17
 Ignatian Discernment Retreat
Fr. Paul Coelho and Michael Rossmann, SJ, will be putting on a one-day “Ignatian Discernment Retreat” on Saturday, March 17th. It will be held in the CCSJ in the Harper Center. It is open to all women and men and may be particularly helpful for those who will be making an important decision soon. Then again, as we all must make decisions on a daily basis, the material will be relevant to all. The link for the event is: https://www.facebook.com/events/310595165668512.

Sunday, March 18
 Spring Break Service Trips Reunion
For those who went on a 2012 Spring Beak Service Trip, this is an opportunity to see your group again, share stories, watch the picture slideshow, and find ways to incorporate your experience into your life in Omaha. It will take place from 2-4 pm in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom.

Monday, March 19
 What does Catholicism Really Say About Capitalism?
On Monday, March 19 from 12:30-1:30, all are welcome to a discussion in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (Harper 2067) on Catholicism and capitalism. This brief article by Fred Kammer, SJ, JD, Director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans, will serve as the basis for discussion.  For more information or to RSVP (so we know how many to expect), please contact Michael Rossmann, SJ at rossmann.michael@gmail.com or 402-280-1290.

 Women and Body Image Film Series: “Arresting Ana”
Arresting Ana tells the story of the potential criminalization of the pro-anorexia movement in France. The film follows two women: Sarah, an 18-year-old college student with a ‘pro-Ana’ blog, an online forum on which she shares tips and tricks with other young women on how to become anorexic, and Valerie Boyer, a passionate legislator who is proposing a ground-breaking bill that aims to ban pro-Ana websites by issuing $30,000 fines and 2-year prison sentences to members of this online underground movement.

This film is part of the “Women and Body Image” Series sponsored by the Kenefick Chair in the Humanities. It will be shown from 7-8:30 pm in Harper Center 3023. For more information, please contact Wendy Wright at wmwright@creighton.edu.

 Invisible Children Presents: Kony 2012    
After making a visit in 2009, Creighton University – along with the team members of Invisible Children – will host a second event showing the new film, Kony 2012, as well as a Ugandan team mate making a visit to our school! You will also have the opportunity to change lives in Northern Uganda by purchasing products and donating to the scholarship fund which goes towards children in Uganda. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Harper Center Auditorium from 7:00pm-9:00pm. View the trailer for the film here: http://invisiblechildren.com/videos/33709014 or e-mail khloekeeler@creighton.edu for more information.

Wednesday, March 21
 Campus Sustainability Update
Join the six Creighton delegates who attended the Faculty Conversation weekend for a lunch of discussion about “Jesuit, Catholic and Green.”  Six of our colleagues attended a weekend of discussion with delegations from Midwest and Southern Jesuit colleges and universities.  What are campuses doing about sustainability, social justice and respect for life?  What is Creighton doing?

A panel discussion will be led by our delegates:
The delegation includes:
Mike Cherney and Tess Edmonds, Physics
Richard Miller and John O’Keefe, Theology
Anne Ozar, Philosophy
Lennis Pederson, Facilities Management

This event will take place Wednesday, March 21, 11:30 – 12:30 in Skutt Student Center 105.  Lunch will be offered to the first 50 people who attend.
Sponsored by the Collaborative Ministry Office

Lecture: Moral Courage- A Bridge between Good Intentions and Bringing Home the Goods
Ruth Purtilo presents “Moral Courage: A Bridge between Good Intentions and Bringing Home the Goods” This Distinguished Lecture is presented by the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions,

This event will take place from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Harper Center Ballroom. It will be followed by a panel discussion with Gail Jensen, PhD, Dean, Graduate School and Associate VP Academic Affairs, Ross Romero, SJ, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, and
Todd Salzman, PhD, Professor, Department of Theology.

All are welcome. Registration not required.

 Lunch and Learn: Voter ID, Polling, and Everything in Between
The purpose of a Lunch and Learn is to come together over the lunch hour to expand our intellectual repertoires and engage in a dialogue. Topics are completely objective and can be about almost anything. This month our lunch and learn will focus on the voter ID bill being proposed in our own state and the closing of many of North Omaha’s polling places (which made national news). This event will take place in the Harper Center Billy Blue Jays Bar and Grill from 11:45am-1:00pm. For more information contact the AAYP via email at aayp.ne@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 22
 Using Water Wisely- Green Bag Lunch and Learn
The Creighton University Sustainability Council’s Green Bag Lunch and Learn Series presents: “Making a Habit to Use Water Wisely” from 12:30-1:30 pm in the CCSJ (Harper Center, Room 2067). This lunch features a conversation with Dave DeBoer (Metropolitan Utilities District) and David Aiken (Department of Agricultural Economics at UNL). In celebration of United Nations’ World Water Day, come find out the answers to some of these pressing questions: Why do we need to conserve water? In what direct, concrete ways can we use less water in our homes or daily lives? What kinds of practices create the most water consumption? Water is a renewable, but limited resource around the world. Using water more wisely will reduce pollution and health risks, lower water costs, and extend the potential of our water supply.

Bring a simple lunch if you’d like, drinks and dessert (fresh fruit & 7-layer bars) will be provided.
With questions, please contact Anna Green at annagreen@creighton.edu or Ken Reed-Bouley at krb@creighton.edu.

Archbishop Leo Arkfeld, S.V.D. Exhibit and Lecture
The Archbishop Leo Arkfeld, S.V.D. Exhibit and Lecture commemorates the spiritual life and work of a native of Butte, NE who served the people of Papua New Guinea and was internationally known as the “Flying Bishop”. Due to the generous donation of the Arkfeld and Ohlinger families, the Office of Multicultural Affairs has acquired over 50 pieces of sculptures, jewelry, and other cultural objects. Originally gifts from indigenous tribal leaders to Archbishop Arkfeld S.V.D., these cultural artifacts along with photos from the Archives of the Society of the Divine Word comprise this exhibit. As part of this evening, Father Vince Ohlinger, S.V.D. a nephew of the Archbishop who will be lecturing on the personal life and work of Archbishop Arkfeld and Father Adam McDonald, S.V.D. will lecture on the Society of the Divine Word’s mission to Papua New Guinea. This event will take place on March 22, from 6-8 pm, in Harper Center Room 3028 and 3006.

 Women and Body Image Film Series: “Sexy, Inc”
“Sexy Inc: Our Children Under Influence” is a film by documentarian Sophie Bissonette analyzing the hyper-sexualization of our culture and its effects on young people. This event will take place in Harper Center 3023, from 7-8 pm.
This event is sponsored by the Kenefick Chair in the Humanities.

Friday, March 23
 Project Homeless Connect Omaha
Volunteers still needed for Project Homeless Connect Omaha. Project Homeless Connect Omaha is in need of about 35 more volunteers during the first shift (8:15 – 11:30 am). Volunteers will assist a homeless guest in filling out a basic in-take form and navigating the guest throughout the process of accessing professional services offered at the event. There are two time slots for volunteers to sign up for. For more information, or to register as a volunteer for the March 23rd event, please visit http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/project-homeless-connect-omaha/volunteer-registration/.

 ”Women at Work in a Man’s World: Women’s Success and Struggles”
Women at Work in a Man’s World: Women’s Success and Women’s Struggles will include a panel of women that work in traditionally male dominated business fields. Desserts and beverages will be provided. Panelists include: Stacey M. Taylor-Vice President Non-Commodity Ingredient Procurement, ConAgra Foods; Cara Persichetti, JET Program Planner, Intelligence and Information Systems, Raytheon Company; Angela Ullman, Senior Marketing, Engineering Industry; Brian Ullman, Project Manager, Financial Software & Service Industry.This event will take place at 12:30 in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom.

Saturday, March 24
 Archbishop Romero Anniversary Mass
On Saturday, March 24 at 4:00pm, the Salvadoran community of Omaha is celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Romero with a Mass and reception afterwards. The mass will be in Spanish. For more information, please send an email to nwilkinson@jesuitswisprov.org.

Sunday, March 25
 Volunteers Needed for Ollie Webb Center
The Ollie Webb Center is in need of volunteers from 2:15-5:15pm at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (11810 Burke Street), to assist with the Adolescent Olympics. Volunteers are needed to facilitate game stations as teams of adolescents with and without disabilities go head-to-head in a friendly, interactive atmosphere. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lisa Dougherty at ldougherty@olliewebbinc.org.

Upcoming Events:
 Omaha Table Talk Event
(Tuesday, March 27)
The topic of this Omaha Table Talk Discussion is “Issues, Concerns, Hopes and Dreams: Voices of the Asian American Pacific Islander Community.” This event will take place from  6-8 pm at the Neighborhood Center, 115 S 49th Ave. For more information, please visit www.omahatabletalk.com.

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CCSJ Weekly Update: Mar. 9 – Mar. 16

Featured Events:
Project Homeless Connect Omaha
Volunteers are still needed for Project Homeless Connect Omaha.

Project Homeless Connect Omaha is in need of about 70 more volunteers during the first shift (8:15 – 11:30 am). Volunteers will assist a homeless guest in filling out a basic in-take form and navigating the guest throughout the process of accessing professional services offered at the event. There are two time slots for volunteers to sign up for. For more information, or to register as a volunteer for the March 23rd event, please visit http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/project-homeless-connect-omaha/volunteer-registration/

Events this week:
Empowerment Network Monthly Community Meeting
Omaha Table Talk Workshop: White Privilege
Film: Wretches & Jabberers
Film: When We Stop Counting
Roots of the Conflict Between Religion and Evolutionary Theory
Film: Cover Girl Culture
Campus Ministry Retreat Leader Applications Due
Presentation: Detainee Provisions of the 2012 Defense Reauthorization Act
Omaha Table Talk- The “Fig” Complex
The Secret Histories of Modern Torture
Women’s Summit
Ignatian Discernment Retreat

Events More than One Week Away:
Catholicism and Capitalism
Archbishop Leo Arkfeld, S.V.D. Exhibit and Lecture
Project Homeless Connect Omaha

Saturday, March 10
Empowerment Network Monthly Community Meeting
This meeting is open to the community, and features special guest Dr. Evelyn Walker, Medical Director for the Mississippi State Department of Health Offices of Health Disparities Elimination and Preventive Health. The focus of the presentation will be bridging the gap of health disparities issues with a health promotion and disease prevention implementation program. This event will take place from 8:45 am-11:30 am at the Omaha North High School Viking Center, 4410 N 36th St. For more information, please visit www.empoweromaha.com.

 Omaha Table Talk Workshop: White Privilege
This workshop will take place from 9 am-1 pm at the Neighborhood Center (115 S. 49th Ave), and will be led by Brenda Thompson, Serena Dacus, and Miriam Datya.

Monday, March 12
 Film: Wretches & Jabberers
In WRETCHES & JABBERERS, two men with autism embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Determined to put a new face on autism, Tracy Thresher, 42, and Larry Bissonnette, 52, travel to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland. With intelligence, humor, hope, and courage, they dissect public attitudes about autism and issue a hopeful challenge to reconsider competency and the future. Between moving and transformative encounters with young men and women with autism, parents and students, Thresher and Bissonnette take time to explore local sights and culture; dipping and dodging through Sri Lankan traffic in motorized tuk-tuks, discussing the purpose of life with a Buddhist monk and finally relaxing in a traditional Finnish sauna. Along the way, they reunite with old friends, expand the isolated world of a talented young painter and make new allies in their cause. The film will be shown at Film Streams at 7 pm.

Tickets are FREE and can be reserved in advance by emailing Maggie Wood at maggie@filmstreams.org or visiting the box office inside Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater prior to March 5. A limited number of seats are available, so making reservations in advance is highly recommended.

Presented with the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities and Autism Society Nebraska and Autism Action Partnership, and funded in part by the Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities. A panel discussion will follow the film, featuring Sara Taylor (Autism Action Partnership) and Rene Ferdinand (Autism Center of Nebraska).

Tuesday, March 13
 Film: When We Stop Counting
What happens when a small town’s school system suddenly becomes 50% minority? Crete Public Schools in Crete, Nebraska, has an answer. Follow six Hispanic high school students in Crete, living their personal struggles and triumphs while bearing the pressure of their parent’s backbreaking sacrifice in hopes of achieving the American Dream. When We Stop Counting humanizes the issues of education, immigration, and most importantly, our future.

This film will be shown at 7 pm (networking begins at 6:30) at Aksarben Cinema (2110 S 67th St). Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and can be purchased online or at the Box Office. With questions, please email egilbert@adl.org.

Wednesday, March 14
 Roots of the Conflict Between Religion and Evolutionary Theory
This presentation is part of the Kripke Center Religion and Science Lecture. It is presented by Robert Richards, a professor from the Fishbein Center for History of Science and Medicine at the University of Chicago. It will be given from 7-8:30pm in the Harper Center 3028.

 Film: Cover Girl Culture
“Cover Girl Culture” is a 2009 documentary by ex-fashion model Nicole Clark exposing how media advertising and the cult of celebrity has negatively impacted teens and young women. There will be a panel discussion with invited faculty following the film preview. This event will take place from 7-8 pm in the Harper Center room 3023. This event is sponsored by the Kenefick Chair in the Humanities.

 Campus Ministry Retreat Leader Applications Due
Student leadership is a very important part of Campus Ministry at Creighton, and our retreat leaders are students who choose to take an active role in sharing their faith and their experience with fellow students. It is this peer-to-peer relationship that allows a healthy and vibrant faith community to flourish on our campus. The leadership roles vary, depending on the retreat, but Campus Ministry is generally looking for students with previous retreat experience, previous leadership experience, and a desire to accompany fellow students on the journey of faith. Campus Ministry is looking for retreat leaders for the 2012-2013 school year right now! All you have to do is fill out an online application form. Applications are due Wednesday, March 14 and applicants will be notified by the end of March.

For more information, please contact Jen Kennedy-Croft (jenniferkennedy-croft@creighton.edu) or Craig Zimmer (craigzimmer@creighton.edu), the Campus Ministry Retreats Team!

 Creighton Clean-Up Team Leader Applications
Creighton Clean Up is a day of service throughout the Omaha area and fundraiser benefitting the Community Partners of the Residence Halls. It’s not a day where we clean up Creighton’s campus, it’s a day where we go out and serve the community surrounding Creighton, and it’s awesome!
Participants will work in a team of 5-10 people with one team leader. There is an Opening ceremony before teams go into the community to participate in service work with a lunch and reflection following.
More information and to apply to be a team leader or participant: http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/2012/03/creighton-clean-up

Thursday, March 15
 Presentation: Detainee Provisions of the 2012 Defense Reauthorization Act
The 2012 Defense Reauthorization Act became law in December 2011. Section 1022 provides for the US Armed Forces to take non-citizens into custody who are suspected of being terrorists. President Obama issued implementing regulations for Section 1022 at the end of February 2012.

Please join Amy Miller, Legal Director of Nebraska’s ACLU, as she explains the significance of these new detention authorities that have been provided to the President and the importance of monitoring how they are implemented. The national security and foreign relations implications of this new law are very real, and the danger of damaging civil liberties in the United States is worrisome. Ms. Miller will be joined by Professor Michael Kelly to participate in a question and answer session during the event.

This event will take place at 12:00pm in the Creighton University School of Law, Room 120.

 Omaha Table Talk- The “Fig” Complex
This discussion is titled “The ‘Fig’ Complex- How Fear, Ignorance, and Guilt Keep Us from Engaging.” This event will take place from 6-7:30 at the Neighborhood Center, 115 S. 49th Ave.

 The Secret Histories of Modern Torture
“The Secret Histories of Modern Torture” will be presented by Darius Rejali of Reed College at 7:00 p.m. in the Harper Center Auditorium.

Rejali will trace the development and application of torture techniques over the last century to reach startling conclusions. As the twentieth century progressed, he argues, democracies not only tortured more, and more indiscriminately, but in the United States, Britain, and France pioneered and exported techniques that have become the lingua franca of modern torture: methods that leave no marks. Under the watchful eyes of reporters and human rights activists, low-level authorities in the world’s oldest democracies were the first to learn that to scar a victim was to advertise iniquity and invite scandal. Long before the CIA even existed, police and soldiers turned instead to “clean” techniques, such as torture by electricity, ice, water, noise, drugs, and stress positions. As democracy and human rights spread after World War II, so too did these methods. Rejali takes up the challenging question of whether torture works and will also address what to expect of the Obama administration and the prospects for the future and prevention of torture international a decade after 9/11. Book signing and reception to follow the lecture. This lecture is sponsored by the Fr. Henry W. Casper SJ Professorship in History.

Friday, March 16
 Women’s Summit
The summit is sponsored by the All-University Committee on the Status of Women. This year’s event entitled, “Inspire, Influence, Innovate” is a professional and personal development opportunity for Creighton students, faculty and staff. It will feature speakers, various break-out sessions as well as networking opportunities. For employees, the Summit can be a paid-work release day; however it requires prior supervisor approval. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Allison Taylor, co-chair of the 2012 Women’s Summit, 402-280-3794 or email at allisontaylor@creighton.edu. Register online at www.creighton.edu/women.

Saturday, March 17
 Ignatian Discernment Retreat
Fr. Paul Coelho and Michael Rossmann, SJ, will be putting on a one-day “Ignatian Discernment Retreat” on Saturday, March 17th. It will be held in the CCSJ in the Harper Center. It is open to all women and men and may be particularly helpful for those who will be making an important decision soon. Then again, as we all must make decisions on a daily basis, the material will be relevant to all. The link for the event is: https://www.facebook.com/events/310595165668512.

Upcoming Events:
 Catholicism and Capitalism
(Monday, March 19)
On Monday, March 19 from 12:30-1:30, all are welcome to a discussion in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (Harper 2067) on Catholicism and capitalism. This brief article by Fred Kammer, SJ, JD, Director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans, will serve as the basis for discussion. For more information, or to RSVP (so we know how many to expect), please contact Michael Rossmann, SJ at rossmann.michael@gmail.com or by calling (402) 280-1290.

Archbishop Leo Arkfeld, S.V.D. Exhibit and Lecture
(Thursday, March 22)
The Archbishop Leo Arkfeld, S.V.D. Exhibit and Lecture commemorates the spiritual life and work of a native of Butte, NE who served the people of Papua New Guinea and was internationally known as the “Flying Bishop”. Due to the generous donation of the Arkfeld and Ohlinger families, the Office of Multicultural Affairs has acquired over 50 pieces of sculptures, jewelry, and other cultural objects. Originally gifts from indigenous tribal leaders to Archbishop Arkfeld S.V.D., these cultural artifacts along with photos from the Archives of the Society of the Divine Word comprise this exhibit. As part of this evening, Father Vince Ohlinger, S.V.D. a nephew of the Archbishop who will be lecturing on the personal life and work of Archbishop Arkfeld and Father Adam McDonald, S.V.D. will lecture on the Society of the Divine Word’s mission to Papua New Guinea. This event will take place on March 22, from 6-8 pm, in Harper Center Room 3028 and 3006.

 Project Homeless Connect Omaha
(Friday, March 23)
Volunteers still needed for Project Homeless Connect Omaha. Project Homeless Connect Omaha is in need of about 70 more volunteers during the first shift (8:15 – 11:30 am). Volunteers will assist a homeless guest in filling out a basic in-take form and navigating the guest throughout the process of accessing professional services offered at the event. There are two time slots for volunteers to sign up for. For more information, or to register as a volunteer for the March 23rd event, please visit http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/project-homeless-connect-omaha/volunteer-registration/

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Ignatian Discernment Retreat

OPEN TO ALL!

 

Ignatian Discernment Retreat
with Michael Rossmann, S.J. and Paul J. Coelho, S.J.

When:  Saturday, March 17, 2012
9:00am – 6:00pm

Where: Creighton University, Harper Center, Center for Service and Justice

What: We have no choice about making choices.

While life typically affords us a variety of options to decide from, deciding is itself really never an option. Postponed decisions and not-made decisions are also forms of decisions. So no matter whether we find that decisions elevate, intimidate, or frustrate us, they will unfailingly embrace and engage us.

Now just today, how often have you asked yourself: “What should I do?” It may have been a minor decision – about what to do next, or a more serious one with far-reaching, even life-long, consequences.

The Ignatian Discernment Retreat is an opportunity to explore what St Ignatius of Loyola (the founder of the Jesuits) has taught us about discerning and decision making.

So discern this invitation and consider spending St Patrick’s Day this year — Saturday, March 17th – learning about Ignatian Discernment and the spirituality of authentic decision making.

Who: This event is open to all men and women. It may be particularly helpful to juniors and seniors who will be making significant decisions in the near future, and yet as we make decisions on a daily basis, the content is relevant for all people.

Schedule:
8:45am Preliminaries
9:00am Prayer
9:15am “How have I made Decisions in my own Life?”
10:15am Break
10:30am “Ignatian Discernment and Decision Making”
12:00pm Examen
12:15pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30pm “Ignatian Discernment and Decision Making” (continued)
2:30pm “Confronting the Demons in my Life” (Inner Freedom)
3:30pm Break
3:45pm “So now, . . . . how do I make a decision?”
5:00pm Eucharist

Note:
1. Snacks and coffee will be available
2. Please plan to have lunch on your own (between 12:15 and 1:15pm)
3. The 5:00pm Eucharist will be the Sunday liturgy.

Questions? Please contact rossmann.michael@gmail.com

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Collaborative Ministry Lenten Prayer Site

Collaborative Ministry Praying Lent 2012 Website

The Collaborative Ministry Office has been updated the Praying Lent website, which can be found here: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent. The new site includes daily prayers for each day of Lent, the Triduum and Easter Week, resources for preparing for Lent and experiencing it in every day life, audio retreats around Lenten themes (including three by Fr. Larry Gillick), weekly audio commentary on the Lenten readings, a Lenten arrangement of the online retreat, and Stations of the Cross in harmony with the Spiritual Exercises.

Check out the site this Lent: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent.

You may also be interested in the Creighton University Online Ministries Home Page: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html

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CCSJ Posters from “All Things Ignatian”

On February 2nd, the Center for Service and Justice participated in the “All Things Ignatian” poster presentation. You can find all of the 2012 posters presented here: http://www.creighton.edu/allthingsignatian/

This poster presentation seeks concrete examples of innovative programs and projects that draw upon and manifest Ignatian values in action. 89 posters presented by faculty, staff, administrators, and students brought others to learn, celebrate, congratulate, and be stimulated to think about other creative efforts to implement Creighton’s Jesuit mission. Creighton values celebrated included Magis, Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, Cura Personalis, Men and Women for and with Others, Unity of Mind and Heart, Academic Excellence, Unwavering Faith, Compassionate Patient Care, and Service to Others.

CCSJ Ignatian Advocacy Team Poster: www.creighton.edu/fileadmin/user/AllThingsIgnatian/Posters2012/72%20CCSJ%20IAT%20All%20Things%20Ignatian%20poster.pdf
CCSJ Ignatian Advocacy & Service Trips Poster: www.creighton.edu/fileadmin/user/AllThingsIgnatian/Posters2012/48%20Orbik%20-%20All%20Things%20Ignatian%202012.pdf
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