In Chicago, we have four Sisters teaching at St. Ignatius College Prep High School were we work with four Jesuit priests and one Jesuit Scholastic on staff. We are blessed to have these Jesuit priests and Dominican priests in the area celebrate Mass at the Convent for us on a frequent basis.
As celebrations for the school’s sesquicentennial continued, the Sisters participated in the opening festivities on the new sports fields, cheered on the St. Ignatius Wolfpack to a winning homecoming game, and sang the National Anthem at the annual Jesuit Cup basketball game. In the realm of sports, the Sisters also had the gift of evangelizing at most of Chicago’s famous teams: the Bears, the Blackhawks, and the Bulls. Sports fans thanked the Sisters at all three events for exciting games and epic wins! 😊
In the fall and the winter, the Dominicans and Jesuits teamed up to offer vocations lunches at the school. Students came in record numbers to eat pizza, listen to vocation stories, and ask questions. One session ran out of pizza and chairs!
In January, the Sisters took students to the March for Life and the Cardinal O’Connor Conference at Georgetown University. When St. Ignatius went to e-learning on March 16th, the Sisters were relieved to already have a good rapport with their students to provide academic and spiritual support in order to end the schoolyear well. Once COVID restrictions loosened, the Chicago Sisters were able to some time hiking with the Sisters serving in our Peoria Mission. The Sisters’ hope to see their students face-to-face once school opens again in the fall.