Jenny Wiertel is a Master of Divinity student at the University of Notre Dame. She holds a B.S. from Georgetown University, where she helped found a community of small faith sharing groups and developed a passion for ministry. She has served in a variety of ministry roles including campus ministry and hospital chaplaincy. During the academic year, she serves as an assistant rector in Pasquerilla West Hall at Notre Dame (Go Purple Weasels!) where she lives alongside 250 undergraduate residents. In this role, she provides pastoral care, preaches at liturgy, directs retreats, coordinates community service, and most importantly, empowers students to become leaders in their community and in their Church. She has spent two summers living and working with those experiencing homelessness in Phoenix, AZ at Andre House of Hospitality, a ministry inspired by Holy Cross spirituality and the Catholic Worker movement. Jenny is passionate about amplifying the voices of those who are marginalized in our Church and in our world, and she hopes to use her Master of Divinity to continue to preach, accompany, and serve.



June 19, 2022

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

In the face of meaninglessness, being here means something. Christ meets the absurdity of violence with the absurdity of real presence.

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