607 Sycamore St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
For decades, the St. Xavier Church rectory building was home to a community of Jesuits dedicated to the work of reconciliation, faith, and service. Ignatius House seeks to continue that historic mission today. Members of this young adult lay intentional community make a one-year commitment to Ignatian Spirituality, ongoing service in Cincinnati, and building community while maintaining their current full-time employment. With the guidance of a part-time Community Coordinator, participants are invited to grow in their faith and challenged to consider what it means to be companions in the pursuit of justice. By living together at the rectory building and through their visible commitment to Jesuit values and mission, this community also serves as a gathering space for other persons inspired to understand how to incorporate a life of faith and justice into young adulthood.
Applications for the 2018-2019 cohort IS NOW OPEN!
The home of Ignatius House is the former St. Xavier Church rectory building. Members of the Ignatius House community make a one-year commitment with the possibility of a second year. Members actively participate in community formation through regular prayer and reflection, shared meals, and other house gatherings. Each member contributes their share of housing cost and other expenses through outside employment.
Located next to St. Xavier Church, Ignatius House provides a spiritual home at the footsteps of the financial district. Guided by the principles of Ignatian Spirituality and Jesuit values, this community supports emerging leaders in integrating the service of faith and the promotion of justice. Members of Ignatius House participate in faith formation grounded in Ignatian Spirituality.
Ignatius House members make an ongoing commitment to direct service in the city. Placements include work in transitional housing, social entrepreneurship, addiction recovery, and restorative justice among others. Combined with communal reflections, this service experience helps members grow in their understanding of major justice issues present in Cincinnati and learn how they can respond individually and as a community.