Milwaukee Ramos Community

The Milwaukee (or Ramos) Community was the first Ignatian Associate community founded as companions to the Jesuits of the Wisconsin Province to support lay members in learning and practicing Ignatian spirituality and living out their personal vocational calling. The community is named after Elba and Celina Ramos, the mother and daughter martyrs of the massacre at the Jesuit University of Central America in San Salvador in 1989.

Today, the Ramos community thrives through regular gatherings in the Gesu Parish basement where they organize opportunities for faith sharing and liturgy, service, and socializing.  Some members of the community support Jesuit Volunteer Corps members, serve at the residence for retired Jesuits, and work at Marquette University.  They frequently offer public retreats or days of reflection on Ignatian spirituality or related topics.

To contact a leader of the Ramos community write to subject line “Milwaukee-Ramos inquiry.”