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Douglas, Alaska, United States
I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Blessing For Our Departing Jesuit Volunteers

For Conor, Ian, Bridget, Brianna, Chelsea, Andie, and Lisa:

“Nothing is more practical than
finding God, than
falling in Love
in a quite absolute, final way.

What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.

It will decide
what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you do with your evenings,
how you spend your weekends,
what you read, whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.

Fall in Love, stay in love,
and it will decide everything.
--Pedro Arrupe SJ (1907-91)
28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Thank you and God bless you!


  1. Paula: Thank you for sharing those photos and that wonderful quote!

  2. Paula
    It is such a blessing to see the young people here that are interested in seeking to know God's will and seek his guidance.
    I honestly don't know anything about Jesuits. I think it's something I need to research.

  3. Kimberly - you can find out more about JVC Northwest at jvcnorthwest.org


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