Francisco Herrera has been Artist in Residency with the Ignatian Family Teach-In for over a decade, during which time he has accompanied the IFTJ learning process by complementing the conference with songs that animate, engage, and inspire participants to go a little deeper in social discernment and organizing efforts.
Francisco is currently Campus Minister at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California, the parish high school of the Diocese of Oakland. He and his wife, Maria Christina, direct Trabajo Cultural Caminante, a ministerial project through which they train communities in leadership, theology, organizing, and the arts. They are available to work with universities, colleges, and high schools throughout the country as they do with Ignatian Family Teach-In every year.
They will have two workshops this year: “Mujer Aliada De Dios y La Tierra (Woman: Ally of God and of the Earth)”, exploring a society free of violence coming from the woman-centered spirituality, and “Cultural Work and Public Witness,” a hands-on workshop to organize Monday morning’s witness in front of the White House.
The Ignatian Network is happy to have Francisco with us again this year and encourage all our participants to consider inviting them to your school for an inspiring and formative experience.