The Pacific Northwest is a jewel of a place to live. Given our dynamic and thriving city, many young professionals are proud to make Seattle their home. CLA is one way in which young adults can receive support and encouragement while seeking to integrate faith into their personal and professional lives.
CLA-Seattle has enriched the lives of nearly 120 young professionals over the last six years. Formerly a program sponsored by the Magis Alumni Ministry at Seattle University, CLA-Seattle is now offered by the Ignatian Spirituality Center, as part of their young adult offerings, and the Office of Ignatian Spirituality. In partnership with our alumni and mentors, we are excited to offer this unique and inspiring program to all young adults interested in living out the values of Ignatian spirituality and leadership. I invite you to consider becoming part of a community of thoughtful, purposeful, and impactful leaders striving to be grounded in their faith, and in the context of a loving community.
Maria leads the Ignite Young Adult program as part of the Ignatian Spirituality Center in Seattle, where she facilitates retreats which foster spiritual growth and enables young adults to use Ignatian spirituality as a way to navigate daily life. Previously, Maria served as Assistant Director for the Magis Alumni Ministry at Seattle University and was the facilitator of the CLA Seattle program there. Maria has worked in Ignatian ministry for the past 13 years, including as a facilitator, retreat director, spiritual director, university resident minister, and pastoral assistant for young adult ministry.
Maria holds a B.A. in art from Gonzaga University and an M.A. in Transforming Spirituality from the School of Theology & Ministry at Seattle University. She has also been active with the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) retreat. Maria is grateful to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and young son.
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