St. Ignatius encourages us to find God in all things. Learn how to use the Examen prayer to see how God is in all things… including social media. Reflect on how God is present in current forms of social media and how to use them justly and in a way that is life-giving to you and those around you.
Andrea Scapinello is the Coordinator of Jesuit Volunteers Canada, a faith-based service program for young adults. She grew up in Sarnia, Ontario and currently lives in Guelph. Her passion for social justice started with a trip to Haiti and it has since taken her to volunteer in India (Vatsalya) and Uganda (AFFCAD). Andrea completed a B.A. in International Development as well as a M.Ed. in Adult Education and Community Development. She spent a year of service living and working with refugees in Toronto at Romero House. During that time she also learned about the value of community life. In the evenings Andrea likes cooking delicious dinners from the ingredients she buys at the local farmer’s market.
John O’Brien was born in British Columbia, and has been a Jesuit since 2008. His B.A. was in communications, and he also has a degree in philosophy from the Gregorian University (Rome) and an M.A. in theology from University of St. Michael's College (Toronto), in which he wrote on the need for silence in our digital age. He taught media literacy and film history at Corpus Christi College in Vancouver, and is also involved in retreat ministry with young adults. He is presently writing on the theology of communications. He often has an uncontrollable urge to make puns, much to either the delight or torment of his friends.
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