Urban Catholic Teacher Corps
the barbara and patrick roche center for catholic education
Urban Catholic Teacher Corps of Boston College (UCTC) is a two-year post-graduate volunteer teaching program founded on the core values of teaching as ministry, simplicity, community, and spirituality. Our mission is to form excellent Catholic school teachers and actively participate in the ministry of teaching for and with the urban students of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.
UCTC members commit to teaching for two years in Boston Catholic schools serving urban students, living in an intentional community, growing in their faith, and completing a master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction at BC’s Lynch School of Education.
In a new initiative, with the hopes of offering additional transformative experiences of faith, UCTC members went on Pilgrimage to Spain from February 14 – February 22. The current UCTC members along with three program alumni, the program director, and one of the program founders and faculty, Rev. Joseph O'Keefe, S.J. participated in the experience.
While on pilgrimage, members visited Ignatian sites the included Azpeitia, Bilbao, Pamplona, Javier, Zaragoza, Montserat, Manresa, and Barcelona. While each place offered tremendous insights into the life of Ignatius, the Spanish Jesuits that gave so freely of their time to share their ministries with the UCTC pilgrims made the experience even more tangible. Special thanks are offered to Jaime Badiola, S.J., Pello Azpitarte, S.J., Eduardo Llorens, S.J., Jose Maria Segura (Chema), S.J., and Luis Muñoz, S.J.
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