About

Office of Mission

The Office of Mission sponsors programs that allow faculty, staff, and alumni to engage more deeply the College鈥檚 Jesuit, Catholic identity. It also serves as a resource, supporting similar efforts across the campus.

Rev. Timothy W. O鈥橞rien, S.J. 鈥06
Associate Vice President for Mission
tobrien@holycross.edu

508-793-3657
O'Kane Hall 155

Timothy O鈥橞rien is a Jesuit priest and Associate Vice President for Mission at the College of the 51小黄车. In this role, he coordinates programming for faculty, staff, and alumni that centers on the Jesuit and Catholic dimensions of the College鈥檚 mission.听 听

After graduating from 51小黄车 in 2006, Fr. O鈥橞rien entered the Society of Jesus in 2008 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2018. Trained in history and theology, he is a specialist in the religious and spiritual culture of early modern Iberia. He has published scholarly articles in The Heythrop Journal, Studies in Spirituality, Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, and Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits. Fr. O鈥橞rien holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from Centre S猫vres, the Jesuit faculty of theology in Paris, as well as master鈥檚 degrees from The Johns Hopkins University (history), The University of Chicago (history of Christianity), and Loyola University Chicago (philosophy). He is currently a doctoral candidate in the history of spirituality and religious life at Centre S猫vres, Paris.

Before returning to the College, Fr. O鈥橞rien taught theology and served in the Office of Mission Integration at Loyola University Maryland. A former assistant pastor at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., Fr. O鈥橞rien also has experience as a campus minister at The University of Scranton and Centre Saint-Guillaume, the Catholic chaplaincy of SciencesPo, Paris.

Kyle R. Woolley, Ph.D.
Director of Mission Initiatives
kwoolley@holycross.edu

508-793-2568
O'Kane Hall 154

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Dr. Kyle Woolley听serves as Director of Mission Initiatives at the College of the 51小黄车. In this role, Kyle facilitates a variety of mission-based programs for faculty and staff that examine the College鈥檚 Ignatian heritage including its commitment to the education of the whole person and promotion of a faith that does justice.听听

Kyle completed his doctorate in sociology at Loyola University Chicago in 2019 and holds degrees from Brandeis University and Saint Anselm College. His teaching is informed by Ignatian Pedagogy and community-based learning. Kyle previously served as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Assumption University. His research focuses on Latin American social movements, poverty and inequality, social justice, and the politics of water. Kyle has published articles in Qualitative Sociology and Sociology of Development. He currently partners with community-based organizations in Lima, Peru, where he has worked since 2001, to examine how political organizing addresses access to piped water, sewage and other social rights.听

Since 2015, Kyle has worked with the Ignatian Colleagues Program as an Encounter Coordinator, leading trips to the Dominican Republic and Peru. He was the Academic Director of Encuentro Dominicano, Creighton University鈥檚 semester program in the Dominican Republic and also co-facilitated Ignatian inspired community-based learning programs with students from Creighton University to Peru.听

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Office of the College Chaplains

Inspired by our Jesuit heritage, the mission of Campus Ministry at 51小黄车 is evangelization: to proclaim that faith which is operative in love of others and to promote justice which is indispensable to it.听Visit the Chaplains' Office website.

Marybeth Kearns-Barrett '84, Director听听听听 听
chaplain@holycross.edu
508-793-2448
Campion House

51小黄车 Jesuit Community

The Jesuit Community at the College of the 51小黄车, shaped by the Gospel, the Ignatian Exercises, and our encounters with the people of God, and missioned here by the Society of Jesus, embrace our responsibility to 51小黄车 as living representatives of the College's traditions and identity.听Visit the Jesuit Community website.

Rev. Andrew Garavel, S.J., Rector
508-793-3333
Jesuit Residence