Crista Mahoney earned her Master of Divinity from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She graduated with a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross in 2002. Crista then served a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Ashland, MT, and taught English at the Nativity School of Worcester and North Cambridge Catholic Cristo Rey High School before returning to graduate school. Her professional ministry began in campus ministry at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA, then as the Catholic Chaplain on a multi-faith team at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, before returning to her alma mater to work with students on retreats and women’s faith sharing groups. Crista also coordinates and edits the Return To Me: Lenten Reflection Series at Holy Cross. In 2019 Crista finished her Post-Master’s Certificate in Spiritual Formation at the BC STM, and her current primary ministry is accompanying individuals in spiritual direction from across the Christian tradition. She also accompanies people of all ages in their spiritual journeys on retreat and in workshops in the Boston area. Crista helped co-found the Jesuit Connection young adult group with the New England Province of Jesuits, and served on the Board for Sacred Threads in Newton, MA, a non-profit that offers women opportunities for spiritual nourishment, connection, and inspiration. She and her family live in Sherborn, MA where she enjoys hiking with her family and pup Oakley, cooking with her kids, and sharing meals around their farm table with family and friends.
Even in our tiredness, we can meet the world as it is with a posture of openness that will help wake us up and participate in the hope, peace, joy and love of this holy season of preparation.VIEW
Hospitality reminds us to live our Christian call to turn outwards, to reach out, to love our neighbor whoever that might be. It reminds us to encounter and receive Jesus in our lives through the other, known or unknown, alike or different, in a new way.VIEW