August 20, 2017

Lenten Hike


  Each year in the early weeks of Lent, we take a trip to Sweetwater Creek State Park for a time of hiking. The hike provides a different setting for us to meditate on what we hope our Lenten journey will be. The steep hills, flat places, and rambling river serve as inspirational metaphors.   And […]

What’s up for Lent?


  Wednesday, March 5: Ash Wednesday Service at 6:15pm Ashes are available from 12-8pm on the 5th.   Sunday, March 9: Lenten Journey Hike with Eucharist at Sweetwater Creek State Park: 11:00AM Tuesdays in Lent: Mother Kim is available to hear confessions on Tuesdays between 1-4pm. (Note the extended hours and she will not be available on […]

Students Preach During Lent


Kane Jacobs, ’16M (pictured above) and Roman Johnson, ’14M offered sermons during this past season of Lent. Their sermons were insightful and spirit-led — resulting in helpful ideas for moving forward towards Easter. When asked about the sermon writing process, Kane described the ways in which it felt similar to writing a paper for college, […]

Lenten Journey


A small group of students along with two Jesuit Volunteers spent the second Sunday of Lent hiking through Sweetwater Creek State Park. The 3 mile hike deep into the woods of the park allowed space for the group to reflect the beauty of God’s creation and to think more concretely about the metaphor of Lent […]

Partnership with Holy Cross Men’s Club Deepens


The partnership between AJEC and the Holy Cross Men’s Club (HCMC) continues grow. During their visit this February, HCMC joined us for worship and table fellowship. The discussion topic this month centered on Lenten practices. One student said, “I’m really excited about Lent this year. It’s only my second or third time doing something.” In […]

You are invited to a Holy Lent


Today Christians throughout the world will take on ashes. Some will receive ashes after standing in line waiting for hours, while others will get their ashes to go. Students and faculty in the AUC have a variety of choices for getting ashes placed on their foreheads here at Absalom Jones. Some will sneak in between […]