Crista Mahoney earned her Master of Divinity from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She graduated with a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross in 2002. Crista then served a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Ashland, MT, and taught English at the Nativity School of Worcester and North Cambridge Catholic Cristo Rey High School before returning to graduate school. Her professional ministry began in campus ministry at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA, and she currently works as the Catholic Chaplain on a multi-faith team at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. Crista helped co-found the Jesuit Connection young adult group with the New England Province of Jesuits, and is currently on the Board for Sacred Threads in Newton, MA, a non-profit that offers women opportunities for spiritual nourishment, connection, and inspiration. She also accompanies people of all ages in their spiritual journeys on retreat. She and her family live in Sherborn, MA where she enjoys leading her daughter’s Daisy Troop and playing trucks and trains with her son.
Hospitality reminds us to live our Christian call to turn outwards, to reach out, to love our neighbor whoever that might be. It reminds us to encounter and receive Jesus in our lives through the other, known or unknown, alike or different, in a new way.VIEW