News
IVC Chicago Recognized by Cook County Board on National Service Recognition Day

May 24, 2018 — Ignatian Volunteer Corps Chicago (IVC Chicago), which provides mature men and women the opportunity to serve the needs of people who are poor and to work for a more just society in the Ignatian tradition, was recently recognized in a resolution honoring local Chicago service organizations at a Cook County Board Meeting. 

Presented on April 24 — National Service Recognition Day IVC volunteer Mark Avery and IVC Regional Council member James Sweany were on hand to receive the honor. The portion of the resolution honoring IVC Chicago read:

WHEREAS, The faith-focused organization Ignatian Volunteer Corps has volunteers serving in close to 50 partner agencies working with youth and young adults in education and mentoring programs, refugee and immigrant services, women’s and children’s services and hospital and prison ministry.


IVC volunteer Mark Avery (far left) and IVC Regional Council member James Sweany (far right) at the Board Meeting.

IVC Chicago began in September 2001 with 12 volunteers whose prior occupations ranged from fire chief and postal worker to business executive and nurse. They volunteered as hospital and prison chaplains, teachers’ aides, and GED instructors at nine service agencies.

Currently, there are 65 volunteers serving in close to 50 partner agencies. Volunteers in Chicago are working with youth and young adults in education and mentoring programs, refugee and immigrant services, women’s and children’s services, and hospital and prison ministry. They provide healthcare and food assistance and work in hunger and homeless services. They also serve the elderly and disabled. The volunteers gather monthly for community and spiritual formation in the Ignatian tradition. For more information about IVC Chicago, visit www.ivcusa.org/chicago





Recent News

August 21, 2018 — Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such "atrocities".

October 19, 2018 — On Oct. 20, the Catholic Church will beatify Jesuit Father Tiburcio Arnaiz Muñoz in Málaga, Spain, where he is recognized as “apostle of the city.”

October 17, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Thomas "Tom" S. McShane, SJ, who was called to eternal life on October 16, 2018. He was eighty-nine years old, a Jesuit for seventy-one years, and a priest for fifty-eight years.

What can all happen while sharing a meal together? For Christ, it was when he gave of himself at the Last Supper; for me, it is where I realized I needed to give of myself and enter the Jesuits as well as experienced unity among diversity.

October 15, 2018 — After six months of construction work, the relocation and restoration of Our Lady of Peace Chapel on Xavier’s campus is complete.

October 14, 2018 — Today, Pope Francis canonized a pope and a martyr: Pope John Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, El Salvador.

view all news

Search news

Publications

Jesuits Summer 2018

Jesuits Spring 2018

Jesuits Fall/Winter 2017



Jesuit Spiritual Center
The Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford spreads over 37 park-like acres overlooking the Little Miami River, 30 minutes east of Cincinnati.