Jaclyn Newns is a spiritual director and retreat consultant based in the Philadelphia area. As a campus minister at Saint Joseph’s University, she supports students through faith-sharing communities (CLC) and weekend retreats grounded in encountering Ignatian spirituality through the arts.
With a passion for sacred space design, Jackie creates intentional environments that lend themselves toward introspection, brave dialogue and transformative prayer experiences. She engages parish groups and young adult circles in reflection experiences using photography, watercolor, clay, and mixed media.
Jackie has presented in a variety of venues including the 2018 Saint Joseph’s University Ignatian Spirituality and Leadership Conference on Spiritual Direction for Millenials and the 2019 Boston College Women’s Summit on Self-Awareness as a Spiritual Practice. In June 2019, she will be speaking at the Office of Ignatian Spirituality Symposium on Ignatian Spiritual Direction at Fordham University.
She is a graduate of the University of Scranton and the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She served with the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Philadelphia as a year long volunteer and currently serves on the board of Villa Joseph Marie High School, where she formerly worked as a campus minister.
For more information on her ministry and pastoral offerings, go to jaclynnewns.wixsite.com/redseeds.
We need to image God as a vine grower and gardener admiring us, proud of us. If we really believe that we are worthy of God delighting in us and rejoicing in us, then we have to delight and rejoice in ourselves - and each other.VIEW