Jesuit Urban Trek
From the Frontiers of Vocation Promotion
On a blessedly dry Saturday in February, several men from the Seattle area joined a group of Jesuits for the first annual Urban Jesuit Vocation Trek. We started out at the Arrupe House, the Jesuit community at Seattle University, with coffee and donuts then it was off to the Chapel of St. Ignatius and the first of four presentations on the life of Ignatius, our founder, and the lives of current Jesuits. We then walked to the Jesuit community on Roy Street that houses the men working at St. Joseph’s Parish and Seattle Prep. More presentations and then lunch, followed by walking back to Seattle U and a final moment in the house chapel.
While we were able to pray the Icons of St. Ignatius, the main point was the conversation on the road with each other. Seattle saw the seventeen of us walking, talking, and moving on to the next Jesuit site in Seattle. Good company and good times. Check it out next year.