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.”
June 20, 2018 - Pope Francis speaks out on behalf of migrant families and mothers separated from their children at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problem.
June 14, 2018 - Rep. Juan Vargas read a letter on the U.S. House Floor by Jesuit West Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, calling for support for the peaceful negotiation of a solution to the crisis in Nicaragua and for respect for the physical safety of all Nicaraguans.
June 11, 2018 - Bishop of San Diego, Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy ordained on Saturday, June 9, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in San Ysidro, California, four Jesuit Priests: Fr. JT Tanner, SJ , Fr. Elías Puentes, SJ, Fr. Alejandro Báez-González, SJ, and Fr. Thomas Flowers, SJ.
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