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Instituto Fe y Vida celebrated the opening of its new offices at Lewis University

Instituto Fe y Vida celebrated the opening of its new offices at Lewis University August 17, 2015

Patricia Jiménez is the webmaster for USHM and has worked for over 20 years in the areas of youth ministry, catechesis, and teaching and administering lay formation programs. Patty has experience in parish, academia, and diocesan ministry and has been a speaker at local, regional, and national events. She received her Doctorate in Ministry specializing in Hispanic and Latino Theology and Ministry at Barry University in Miami, Florida, a Masters in Theological Studies and a Masters in Ministry for a Multicultural Church from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, Ca. Her interests are technology and new media, cross-cultural administration, Franciscan spirituality, and Hispanic Theology and Ministry. Patricia Jiménez es webmaster de U.S. Hispanic Ministry. Ha trabajado por más de 20 años en las áreas de la pastoral juvenil, la catequesis, enseñando y administrando programas de formación. También ha trabajado y colaborado en parroquias e instituciones académicas y diócesis; ha sido conferencista en eventos locales, regionales y nacionales. Obtuvo su doctorado en Ministerios, con especialidad en la Pastoral y Teología Hispana/Latina en Barry University en Miami Shores, Florida, su Maestría en Estudios Teológicos y una Maestría en Ministerios Multiculturales de la Escuela Franciscana de Teología en Berkeley, California. Actualmente sus intereses son los medios de comunicación, nuevas tecnologías, la administración intercultural, la espiritualidad Franciscana, y la Teología y Pastoral Hispana.

Fe Y Vida Ribbon Ceremony6-27-15 BP06On Friday, June 26, 2015 Instituto Fe y Vida hosted the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony of the  institute’s new offices at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. The dedication ceremony started with a warm welcome by Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University, who spoke of the various dimensions of this new relationship which is sure to benefit both Lewis University and Fe y Vida in numerous, enriching ways that advance their respective Missions.

Then Dr. Carmen M. Cervantes, EdD., Executive Director of Instituto Fe y Vida, expressed her gratitude to Lewis University and to the Christian Brothers of the Midwest District, for recognizing both the challenges and opportunities presented by the Latino population in the United States. Dr. Cervantes also thanked Fe y Vida staff, pastoral team and her family for the unconditional support they have provided throughout the years.

Br. Larry & Carmen 6-27-15 BP14Br. Larry Schatz, FSC, Visitor/Provincial of the La Salle Christian Brothers, Midwest District, delivered the closing remarks, and spoke of the tremendous efforts made by Dr. Cervantes and Fe y Vida’s team. He said  “Fe y Vida, has come a long way in the past two decades and coming to Lewis University is like returning home”.

The Christians Brothers of the Midwest District and a team of Hispanic pastoral ministers, led by Dr. Cervantes, co-founded Instituto Fe y Vida –Institute for Faith and Life, in 1994. The founders foretell the relationship with Lewis University will bring new opportunities to strengthen and advance Fe y Vida’s mission to empower young Catholic Latinos for leadership in Church and society. Today, Latinos make up more than half of the young Catholic Church in the United States.

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Patricia Jiménez is the webmaster for USHM and has worked for over 20 years in the areas of youth ministry, catechesis, and teaching and administering lay formation programs. Patty has experience in parish, academia, and diocesan ministry and has been a speaker at local, regional, and national events. She received her Doctorate in Ministry specializing in Hispanic and Latino Theology and Ministry at Barry University in Miami, Florida, a Masters in Theological Studies and a Masters in Ministry for a Multicultural Church from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, Ca. Her interests are technology and new media, cross-cultural administration, Franciscan spirituality, and Hispanic Theology and Ministry. Patricia Jiménez es webmaster de U.S. Hispanic Ministry. Ha trabajado por más de 20 años en las áreas de la pastoral juvenil, la catequesis, enseñando y administrando programas de formación. También ha trabajado y colaborado en parroquias e instituciones académicas y diócesis; ha sido conferencista en eventos locales, regionales y nacionales. Obtuvo su doctorado en Ministerios, con especialidad en la Pastoral y Teología Hispana/Latina en Barry University en Miami Shores, Florida, su Maestría en Estudios Teológicos y una Maestría en Ministerios Multiculturales de la Escuela Franciscana de Teología en Berkeley, California. Actualmente sus intereses son los medios de comunicación, nuevas tecnologías, la administración intercultural, la espiritualidad Franciscana, y la Teología y Pastoral Hispana.