Dear Friends of the ISLC,
This month I (Elaina Jo) will be ending my time at the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center, and come August I will be starting a full-time teaching job at a Catholic school in San Francisco. My time at St. Agnes and the ISLC has been full of abundant blessings. It has become a home for me - a place where I feel safe, cared for, and loved.
This community has taught me what it means to love the world and work for justice. One of the greatest ways I have seen this love is the way that you all have loved me, encouraged me, and challenged me to be my best self. I have learned how to be prophetic by listening to the prophetic voices of those who speak out about justice and peace, and from those whose actions speak louder than words in the way they have care for one another, our community, and all who walk through our doors.
Before I go we have some great events coming up this month. We will be having a Book Sale as we refresh our ISLC Library & Book Store. I have used many of the books there for my M.Div papers, spiritual reading, and for fun! On Sunday, June 22nd I will be speaking at our next Solidarity on Tap event, and hope to share more about what the ISLC has meant to me. Sign-ups are open for the 19th Annotation and Ignatian Companions. This past year I did the 19th Annotation Retreat and it was one of the greatest gifts of grace in my life!
You, the ISLC community, have nourished me body, mind, and soul. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You will all be in my prayers as you continue to be the face of Christ as you love the world!