On August 12, in partnership with Sacred Heart Nativity School (SHNS), Jesuit Connections Bay Area organized a service day in light of the Jesuit axiom “men and women for and with others.” 14 young adults came together to paint the walls and bookshelves at the Sacred Heart school library.
SHNS provides a Catholic education for students of low-income families. In the Jesuit tradition, Nativity students are encouraged to deepen their relationship with God as they become women and men for others.
SHNS principal states, “Having a school library is a treasure to have. We were fortunate to have the assistance of members from Jesuit Connections Bay Area who spent an early August morning in service to our beloved school library. They painted bookshelves and walls, brought in book donations. We are most grateful for their service to our community. Our newly refurbished library will no doubt be treasured by many middle school students for years to come!”
Based off the Jesuit Connection(s) model in Boston and Chicago, and led by Nicole Mintz and Chris Miller, the Jesuit Connections Bay Area group works to create a reliable and supportive network of faithful Catholic young adults who:
- Find God in all things,
- Are contemplative in action,
- Look at the world in an incarnational way,
- Seek freedom and detachment.