Soul Sessions

A Pause Midweek

Spring Quarter 2022 | Wednesdays through May 25 | 12:30-12:45 p.m.  

Email CJE to receive Soul Session Zoom links in your Outlook calendar

In the spirit of “care for your whole person,” Soul Sessions is a series of brief (15 minute) and accessible community gatherings, led by your colleagues, to help you pause, breathe, reflect, and find inspiration for your daily life and work.  All are welcome!  

If you have any questions about Soul Sessions, email Andrea Fontana 

Use these prior recordings for yourself, or share with your colleagues and/or students:

Ariel Rosemond on May 11, 2022

Book referenced: 
The Book of Delights by Ross Gay

Becky McNamara on May 4, 2022

Book referenced:
Reimagining the Ignatian Examen by Mark Thibodeaux, S.J. 

Dale Watanabe on April 27, 2022

Book referenced:
Full Circle: New and Selected Poems by Mitsuye Yamada

Jen Schulz on April 20, 2022

Poems referenced in session 

Fr. Pat Twohy, S.J. on April 13, 2022

Angel Asuncion-Reed on February 16, 2022

Book referenced:

Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture (Gendering the Trans-pacific World) by Doreen G. Fernandez

Le Xuan Hy on February 9, 2022

Joelle Pretty on February 2, 2022

Book cited:

Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics by Mirabai Starr  

Colleen Montoya Barbano on January 26, 2022

Michael Trice on January 19, 2022

Trung Pham, S.J. on January 12, 2022

Carol Lwali on November 30, 2021

The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman

Kim Thompson on November 16, 2021

Fr. Eric Watson. S.J. on November 9, 2021


Angie Jenkins on Nov 2, 2021

Book referenced:

Sacred Pampering Principles: An African-American Woman's Guide to Self-care and Inner Renewal
by Debrena Jackson Gandy 
William Morrow Paperbacks, 1998

Amber Larkin on October 26, 2021

Andrea Fontana on October 19, 2021

Mike Bayard, S.J. on October 12, 2021 

Charisse Cowan Pitre on June 2, 2021

Jen Tilghman-Havens on May 26, 2021

Rich Okamoto on May 19, 2021

JoAnn Lopez on May 12, 2021

Bernie Liang on May 5, 2021

Book referenced:
I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight by Margaret Cho

Jeanette Rodriguez on April 28, 2021

Yancy Dominick on April 21, 2021

Erica Martin on April 14, 2021 

Jessica Palmer on April 7, 2021

Megan Kush on March 10, 2021

Serena Cosgrove on March 3, 2021

Linzi Stahlecker on February 24, 2021

Fr. Arturo Araujo, S.J. on February 17, 2021

Kim Caluza on February 10, 2021

Victoria Carr-Ware on January 3, 2021

Jen Tilghman-Havens on January 27, 2021

Eddie Salazar on November 30, 2020

Kristi Lee on November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving poem: Gratitude by Melody Beattie

Jodi O'Brien on November 16, 2020

Jason Wirth on November 9, 2020

Fr. Steve Sundborg on November 2, 2020

Mary Kay Brennan on October 26, 2020

Kent Koth on October 19, 2020

Jen Tilghman-Havens on October 12, 2020