{ Blog of the Month } March 2017

In the midst of the turbulent realities of our world, how can we daily rise up to address injustice?

Throughout the upcoming Lenten season, more than thirty writers from throughout the national Jesuit network, including Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., founder and director of Homeboy Industries and Sr. Norma Pimentel, M.J., executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, will explore response to injustice through a daily blog series entitled “Rise Up: A Lenten Call to Solidarity.”

Hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN), the blog will feature reflections from March 1 (Ash Wednesday) through April 16 (Easter Sunday). Uniting individuals engaged in work for racial equality, criminal justice reform, alleviation of poverty, and environmental justice, “Rise Up: A Lenten Call to Solidarity” will offer reflections through the lens of daily readings and Ignatian spirituality.

“Lent is a time for deep reflection on how we respond to the realities of sin in our own lives and in the world,” said Christopher Kerr, executive director of the Ignatian Solidarity Network. “We are honored to have a wide range of writers from across the network who will engage daily readers in powerful reflections on the readings and the needs of our brothers and sisters.”

The cast of writers for the Lenten series will include Jesuit priests, religious sisters, professors, grassroots activists, university administrators, authors, and social ministry leaders.

Writers include:

Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., founder and director, Homeboy Industries
Sr. Norma Pimentel, M.J., executive director, Catholic Charities, Rio Grande Valley
Fr. Gregory Chisholm, S.J., pastor, St. Charles Borromeo in Harlem
Sr. Simone Campbell, S.S.S., executive director, NETWORK
Kristen Trudo, community engagement coordinator, La Salle Middle School
Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J., executive director, Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans
Giulia McPherson, director of advocacy and operations, Jesuit Refugee Service USA

Read the blog Rise Up throughout Lent for spiritual and social justice inspiration!