The JSN is providing video conferencing and documentation resources in what we’re calling Virtual Coffee Shops.

Virtual Sessions

About Our Virtual Coffee Shops

About Our Virtual Coffee Shops

In 2020, the JSN launched the Virtual Coffee Shops initiative as part of our effort to support communications and foster companionship across our network. These informal videoconference sessions provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and questions.

The JSN plans to continue these opportunities in support of and coordination with:

  1. Cohort Connections
  2. Ignatian Colleagues Gatherings

If you have questions about our Virtual Coffee Shops, please contact Tom Noonan.

About Our Virtual Ignatian Inquiry Sessions

About Our Virtual Ignatian Inquiry Sessions

The JSN is eager to encourage a spirit of inquiry across the many layers of our work in Jesuit education. With our Virtual Ignatian Inquiry Sessions we seek to promote content-based resources for the schools and tell the stories of our schools and the educators in them. 

If you have questions about our Virtual Ignatian Inquiry Sessions, please contact Kristin Ross Cully.

Virtual Sessions April 2022

Virtual Coffee Shop: Mission Formation Administrators and Directors

The Spiritual Exercises: 19th Annotation

Thursday, April 7
3:00 pm Eastern / 2:00 pm Central / 1:00 pm Mountain / 12:00 pm Pacific

Virtual Coffee Shop: Jesuit Superiors

Leading a Multi-Apostolic Community

Thursday, April 21
3:00 pm Eastern / 2:00 pm Central / 1:00 pm Mountain / 12:00 pm Pacific


See Full Schedule

2020-2021 Ignatian Discernment & Response

A Year of Virtual Coffee Shops

From April 2020 to April 2021, the JSN hosted over 50 Virtual Coffee Shop sessions.  Hundreds of voices and perspectives were shared through the course of these sessions, which focused on the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our schools.

In April 2021, the JSN compiled a brief summative report on what we had heard over the past year.  That report, entitled COVID-19: Our Ignatian Discernment and Response, is below:

COVID-19: Our Ignatian Discernment and Response

Sharing Resources - Document Warehouse

In connection with our Virtual Coffee Shops, the JSN invites attendees to share documents related to the conversational topic.  [View the document collection]

Continuing The Conversations - Connecting Threads

The conversations within our Virtual Coffee Shops can continue asynchronously within the JSN’s Connecting Threads.  This interactive platform allows our network members to exchange questions and ideas on key topics and issues via video, audio and text comments.

Recorded Virtual Ignatian Inquiry Sessions