Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

Stories from Albany

Meet IVC Albany member Judi England

Meet IVC Albany member Judi England

Judi England lives in Albany and has been serving as an Ignatian Volunteer Corps member at Unity House in Troy since IVC Albany’s inception in 2019.  Judi offers her reflection about her service with IVC. 

Meet IVC Albany member Paula Hamilton

Meet IVC Albany member Paula Hamilton

Paula Hamilton is an Ignatian Volunteer Corps member serving at the Ronald McDonald House in Albany.  Paula and her husband David live in Delmar.  Paula offers her reflection about her service for Ronald McDonald House at Albany Medical Center.

Meet IVC Albany Spiritual Reflector Eileen Shirey

Meet IVC Albany Spiritual Reflector Eileen Shirey

Eileen Shirey serves the IVC Albany community as a Spiritual Reflector.  Eileen was part of the team that provided the firm foundation that led to the approval of IVC Albany as a region in 2019.  Since then, Eileen serves as a Spiritual Reflector to plan the monthly spiritual program for the IVC Albany community.  Eileen and her husband Dick live in Watervliet and are parishioners at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Albany.  

Mixing paint and prayer, local artist Jennifer Richard-Morrow creates a stunning portrait of St. Ignatius for Ignatian Volunteer Corps Albany

Mixing paint and prayer, local artist Jennifer Richard-Morrow creates a stunning portrait of St. Ignatius for Ignatian Volunteer Corps Albany

Icons, a style of liturgical painting commonly associated with the Orthodox Church and monasteries, are as unique as the “image writers” who produce them. Meet Iconographer Jennifer Richard-Morrow who this year brought her years of work as an artist and a student of icon paintings to deliver an icon for the local chapter of the Ignatian Volunteer Corp.

With one foot raised – Meet Spiritual Reflector Ann Hodgson

With one foot raised – Meet Spiritual Reflector Ann Hodgson

Ann Hodgson is a Spiritual Reflector for IVC Albany and is part of the team that plans the monthly prayerful gatherings for the IVC Albany community.  Ann and her husband, John, live in Guilderland and are parishioners of Christ the King Church. 

Meet Ignatian Volunteer Dan Persico

Meet Ignatian Volunteer Dan Persico

Ann Hodgson is a Spiritual Reflector for IVC Albany and is part of the team that plans the monthly prayerful gatherings for the IVC Albany community.  Ann and her husband, John, live in Guilderland and are parishioners of Christ the King Church. 

With one foot raised – Meet Spiritual Reflector Ann Hodgson

With one foot raised – Meet Spiritual Reflector Ann Hodgson

Ann Hodgson is a Spiritual Reflector for IVC Albany and is part of the team that plans the monthly prayerful gatherings for the IVC Albany community.  Ann and her husband, John, live in Guilderland and are parishioners of Christ the King Church.