All posts tagged: Echo Alumni

Echo Alumni Interviews: Sophie Lorenzo

In celebration of the upcoming graduation of Echo 12 on Saturday July 29, Church Life will feature interviews with select Echo alumni. Check out yesterday’s interview here. Today’s interview is with Sophie (Jacobucci) Lorenzo, of Echo 9. Sophie served as an Echo apprentice at the parish of St. Raphael in the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire. Church Life caught up with Sophie on her current work, renewing the Catholic Imagination, and her reflections on her time in Echo. CL: Are you currently working in theological education, ministry, or work in the Church? SL: I’m currently working at Loyola Press, a Catholic publisher of religious education curriculum in Chicago. My role is Social Media Specialist in the Marketing department. I coordinate messages to promote our products and content for blogs on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Loyola Press is a Jesuit ministry with a dedicated mission to be “people for others” following the Ignatian spiritual tradition. CL: How would you define the phrase “Catholic Imagination,” and how do you see yourself renewing the Catholic imagination through your …

Echo Alumni Interviews: Beth Franzosa

In celebration of the upcoming graduation of Echo 12 on Saturday July 29, Church Life will feature interviews with select Echo alumni. Check out yesterday’s interview here. Today’s interview is with Beth Franzosa, of Echo 2. During Echo, Beth served at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois. Now, Beth works at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, finishing up her tenth year there. As the Director of Adult Formation, she oversees religious formation opportunities for faculty and staff. Additionally, Beth teaches a senior Ethics course, and a sophomore class on Sacraments and Hebrew Scriptures for the Cristo Rey religion department. CL: How would you define the phrase “Catholic Imagination,” and how do you see yourself renewing the Catholic imagination through your work? BF: To me, the Catholic imagination seems to be a particular way of seeing the world, especially seeing and cultivating ways that our faith permeates our lives. What is a Catholic approach to work? To relationships? To social media, grocery shopping, commuting? To the big and small problems …

Echo Alumni Interviews: Michelle Ross

In celebration of the upcoming graduation of Echo 12 on Saturday July 29, Church Life will feature interviews with select Echo alumni. Today’s interview is with Michelle Ross, of Echo 10, who served as an apprentice for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston at Christ the Redeemer Parish. For the past two years she has Served at Nativity Catholic Church in Indianapolis as the Director of Religious Education and Pastoral Associate. CL: How do you see yourself renewing the Catholic imagination through your work? MR: My understanding of the Catholic Imagination is as a way of living and growing creatively in the truth offered to us through a personal relationship with Christ and his Church. When we awaken the Catholic Imagination we can dream and, in a way, play with the rich beauty and history of the teachings and tradition of the Church so that our encounter with Christ is lifted up and made present for the world. A lot of my energy at Nativity is poured into sparking the Catholic Imagination in our parishioners, friends and family. …