The Mother Jones House is an intentional, Christian service community of Wheeling Jesuit University students. The House is the result of a partnership between Wheeling Jesuit and Laughlin Memorial Chapel. Under the direction of a house mentor, Mother Jones House students live, pray and serve in the neighborhood of East Wheeling. Each student devotes ten hours a week to service with Laughlin Memorial Chapel and Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, as well as other local sites of their choice.
The Mother Jones House lives by the six core values of: simplicity, faith, community, social justice, learning and service.
Some of the ways they explore these values include weekly house spirituality nights as well as hosting community dinners. Community dinners happen weekly and are open to WJU students, faculty, staff and members of the East Wheeling community. If you have a chance, come stop by for food, fun and fellowship!
Living at the Mother Jones House provides students with a unique opportunity to get more out of their WJU experience, to grow in their faith and to explore living for something more. The Mother Jones House is a unique opportunity not found on many other campuses. Room and board for the house is significantly less expensive than it is on campus. If you are interested in learning more about the Mother Jones House call the Service for Social Action Center at WJU at 304-243-2567.
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