SERVICE – REFLECTION – PRAYER – COMMUNITY
St. Louis Ignatian Volunteer Corp members commit to working 8 – 16 hours a week from September through June. The pairing of an Ignatian Volunteer and a partner agency is the result of a discernment process with the Regional IVC Director, the volunteer, and the administrator of the service site. Volunteers provide substantive work and direct service to individuals who are in great need.
Ignatian Volunteers meet monthly with a spiritual reflector to talk about the meaning of their work, beyond the service experience itself and how it is contributes to growing their faith. Because our members are asked to keep a journal of their service experience, the fruits of this journaling practice and aspects of what may be gleaned from personal prayer are also integral to this monthly experience.Communal and personal prayer and reflection in the Ignatian tradition opens fresh perspectives on faith, nurtures the hope and aspirations of each IVC participant and thus further empowers each one to make charity a way of being.
All IVC volunteers meet monthly for a morning of prayer and reflection, sharing their experience of service, and discussing insights gleaned from a book selected each year from Ignatian Volunteers nationally and locally. The meetings conclude with Mass and lunch.
If you have a desire to give back, if you are curious about Ignatian spirituality, if you have ever thought about attempting volunteer service, or if you desire to see God in action, we invite you to consider the Ignatian Volunteer Corps. We are a community which supports all of its members in service through prayer, reflection, and shared experience.
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