Monthly Archives: May 2017


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This blog post from Fr. William Barry, SJ, is a reflection on Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, written by Bryan Stevenson.  Ignatian Volunteers across the country are reading and reflecting in community on this book this year.  This piece is written on Chapter Sixteen: “The Stonecatchers’ Song of Sorrow,” “Epilogue,” and “Postscript”…. Read more »

Anatomy of Hope in Troubled Times

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by Jim Haggerty   Hope grows stronger in me when I reflect on simple things such as a family letter, a history book, an immigration form, and a tin whistle.   When I entered the Jesuits in 1961, my father wrote me the first of many letters saying he was very happy and proud of… Read more »

Ignatian Volunteer Reflects on Kino Border Initiative, Nogales, AZ/Sonora

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by Lucy Howell, Ignatian Volunteer, San Diego   The Kino Border Initiative (KBI) is an eight year old bi-national mission to deportees at the Arizona/Mexico border offering humanitarian assistance (46,000 meals and shelter for nearly 400 women and children last year), pastoral care, advocacy and education (groups from all over the U.S. come to serve… Read more »