IVC Stories

IVC New Orleans Member Profile: Jerry Alexander

IVC New Orleans Member Profile: Jerry Alexander

In his “Richness of Many Years of Life” address, Pope Francis declared that “Old age is not a disease; it is a privilege.” Jerry Alexander, IVC New Orleans volunteer, embodies that statement. When he told his regional director in spring of 2022 that he was diagnosed...

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Remembering Jim Kelley

Remembering Jim Kelley

On September 18th, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps honored Dr. Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Christine Grady, Ph.D., Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, with the inaugural Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award for Exemplary Public Service at IVC’s annual Evening of Gratitude.

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IVC Member Profile:  Rose McGruddy, Just Neighbors

IVC Member Profile: Rose McGruddy, Just Neighbors

Just Neighbors, an IVC partner agency, provides high-quality immigration legal services to low-income immigrants, asylees and refugees in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  IVC’s Rose McGruddy offers ESOL and Spanish translation services for clients at Just...

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A Contemplation on Spiritual Surrender

A Contemplation on Spiritual Surrender

Central to living a rich spiritual life with God is developing an intimate personal relationship with him. This requires that we accept that we have been created in God’s love, that we are totally dependent on that love for our very existence, that he has a plan and...

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Merton and Me—A Living Trinity

“I would have to guess that for most people their first encounter with Thomas Merton is rarely their last encounter with Thomas Merton.  Once he takes an interest in you he seems rather unwilling to let go.  And if and when you try to escape, it seems that he will...

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In Memoriam – Jim Kelley

In Memoriam – Jim Kelley

Jim Kelley 1936-2022 Jim Kelley, who served IVC for over twenty years as a service corps member, regional director and regional council member, and who oversaw the expansion of IVC into Northern Virginia, died November 1 in Fairfax, Va. He was 86. On September 18 at...

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IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey Begins Its 2022 Program Year!

IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey Begins Its 2022 Program Year!

Why join IVC when you could just go volunteer someplace? The answer to that question was on full display during September’s retreat at A.D.R.O.P. (Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor, an IVC placement in South Philadelphia), when 22 members of our Corps...

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