New Director for Ignatian Volunteer Corps St. Louis
August 2018 - The Jesuits of the USA Central and Southern Province welcomed Sr. Amy Diesen, OSF, as the new director of the St. Louis Ignatian Volunteer Corps. Sr. Diesen, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, began her work with IVC on Aug. 20.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve with and for the volunteers, reflectors, agencies and the Jesuit community as we journey deeper into God’s love through our encounters with the poor and one another,” Sr. Diesen said.
Sister Diesen has a master’s degree in pastoral studies from the Aquinas Institute of Theology, and served as pastoral associate at Christ, Prince of Peace Parish in Manchester, Mo., and St. Joseph Parish in Lebanon, Ill. Prior to entering religious life, she worked as a human resources specialist in the U.S. Army Reserve.
The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) provides mature men and women opportunities to serve others and to transform lives. IVC matches the talents of experienced volunteers with the greatest social needs of the time. For more information, visit their website.
St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, the Jesuit parish in Raleigh, N.C., is in the middle of some of the hardest hit areas from Hurricane Florence. They have asked that anyone wishing to donate to the efforts underway, please help via this link to Catholic Charities in Raleigh.
Aug. 28, 2018 - Fr. Provincial Ronald A. Mercier proposes concrete ways to respond to Pope Francis and Fr. General Arturo Sosa's calls for prayer and penance in solidarity with the victims of sexual abuse.
Aug. 27, 2018 - The second week of August is a time of transition at the Jesuit novitiate. This year, seven men entered the novitiate to continue their discernment and six other men pronounced perpetual vows.
Aug. 24, 2018 - Superior General Arturo Sosa calls on all Jesuits and their colleagues to join with the entire People of God to respond to the cry of Pope Francis for prayer and penance in solidarity with those who suffered abuse by clerics.
Aug. 23, 2018 - Provincial Ron Mercier addresses the revelations of the Pennsylvania grand jury report and joins Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in asking for a rigorous examination of all matters relating to the accountability of bishops and other leaders in the Church.