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Ignacio Companions International Faith-Based Service-Immersion Program

Date(s)/Time(s)/Duration/Location(s): Trips have occurred, or will be occurring this year, over Summer Break, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break and Spring Break.

Campus Organization, Contact Person and Contact Information: Campus Ministry, Charlie Cownie, ccownie@lmu.edu

Activity: Campus Ministry’s Ignacio Companions (IC) program offers a variety of Faith-Based Service-Immersion Trips focused on challenging students to live more fully the LMU Mission and to grow in their relationship with God. These trips provide a transforming experience in which participants’ faith and understanding of the world intersects and grows.

Experiences: Through immersion in different cultures and opportunities to be in service with and for local communities, participants discover the deep connection between justice and faith. Participation in the IC program engages students in taking a deeper look at their lives, their faith, and their educational experience. The program challenges them to become individuals more fully alive.

Keywords: International, Service, Immersion, Faith, Solidarity, Justice.

Faith/Spiritual Component: This program is a faith-based service-immersion program. Students are directly asked to engage actively in their individual faith traditions as well as Ignatian Spirituality.

Related Resources:­ http://www.lmu.edu/about/Campus_Ministry/Ignacio_Companions.htm
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Professors and/or classes that have been involved in the activity in the past:
Ignatian Leadership Class (THST 298/CHST 298), taught by Mr. Dino Entac and Fr. Jim Erps, S.J. (Trip was imagined and developed as a direct collaboration and component of the course.)