The Seven Hungers of Young Adults

October 26, 2010

Several months ago, I was asked to write an article on young adults for the PNCEA’s e-newsletter (The Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association).   Today, the e-newsletter was sent out.  When you open the e-newsletter, scroll down to my article titled, “Calling the Next Generation of Catholic Evangelizers”.  In it, I talk about the seven hungers young adults experience: 

  1. Hunger to be Noticed
  2. Hunger to be Supported
  3. Hunger for Hope
  4. Hunger for Conversion
  5. Hunger to Deepen Our Relationship with Christ
  6. Hunger for Companionship
  7. Hunger for Full Participation

Do you agree with the hungers I listed? 
What do you hunger for?

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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1 Comment

  1. Ann-Katherine

    Becky I agree with all of these! While reading the list, I felt like I connected and hungered for all of them. Some I hunger for more often or have a deeper hunger for, but all I have experienced within the past 4 years especially.


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