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Jean Donovan Community

An intentional lay community named after Jean Donovan, a Maryknoll lay missionary who was murdered in El Salvador in 1980, JDC seeks to keep the memory of Jean Donovan, and her vocation as a lay minister, alive in the community. JDC aims to be a place of hospitality to the larger JST community, and focuses on creating and maintaining a living environment that provides spaces for open dialogue, creativity, laughter, comfort, prayer, and reflection. Community members strive to support one another personally, spiritually, and communally.

JDC is located on the top floor of 2600 Virginia Street, Berkeley, right next door to JST. Up to five members live in this community. Each community member has their own bedroom, shares 2 bathrooms, and a common kitchen and living space.

Building location: 2600 Virginia Street, Apt. 9, Berkeley

Accommodations: 5 individual bedrooms; shared common areas

Furnishings: bed, desk, dresser, and fully furnished common areas (Note: Linens and housewares are not provided by JST).

Laundry: Coin-operated washer and dryer are available on ground level. The washer costs $1.25 per cycle, and the dryer costs $1.00 per cycle

Pet Policy: No pets are allowed. 

Rates: 2017-2018 rate is $770/month per person; rate includes utilities