PBS Video Shows the Impact of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Jesuit Volunteer Corps is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. It
is one of a number of denomination- and church-related service organizations
that gives young college graduates a chance to change their lives by living
simply in community with one another and by serving those in need. PBS
Correspondent Deborah Potter reports on one JVC group in Scranton,
Pennsylvania, where the volunteers describe how their experience of life
together and work with those who are poor, sick, or hungry has affected them.
“I see the presence of God in all of my clients so profoundly,” says one
volunteer. “You’re told that you have Christ inside us, but I never actually
saw it until I came here.”
Father John P. McBride, SJ, veteran of the 75th Infantry Division during WW II who saw action in the Battle of the Bulge and helped in the liberation of France before becoming a teacher, pastor, and chaplain throughout the Northwest, entered into God’s peace October 20.
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Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra
The Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra is an adult, youth, and family retreat center in Applegate, Placer County, California, for nonprofit groups of 20-130 (105 guests overnight; +25 additional beds in summer only).