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Ignatian Lunch

Held each semester, the Ignatian Lunch invites the University community to reflect on how they encounter an aspect of the Jesuit mission in their workplace.  Presentations are made by two colleagues who share how they encounter and live the Jesuit mission.  Roundtable discussion enables those attending to reflect on their personal experience of mission on campus.



THURSDAY, November 8 at Refectory Hall (DuBourg 157)




THURSDAY, April 4 at Allied Health Multi-Purpose Room


Past Ignatian Lunch Programs 

'The Search for the Soul'
Brian Robinette, Ph.D. (theological studies), Mark Pousson (disabilities services), and Mary Beth Ashley, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, will consider our priorities in this time of societal and institutional failures, and what we can do to foster trust.

'Just Health Care'
Reflections by Michael Rozier, SJ (public health), Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman, Ph.D. (nutrition and dietetics), and a student from the Doisy College of Health Sciences will consider how Ignatian values animate a Jesuit university's attention to health care.

'The UCA Martyrs' Message: 20 Years Later'
Douglas Marcouiller, SJ, (provincial, Jesuits of the Missouri Province) will offer personal recollections and reflections about the men and women martyred in 1989 at the University of Central America, and their relevance to those at Jesuit universities today.

Watch the Fall 2009 Ignatian Lunch - 'The UCA Martyrs' Message: 20 Years Later'


'Economic Crisis, Jesuit Values'
Bonnie Wilson (economics) will look at the impact that values and morality have on market economies. David Suwalsky, S.J. (University museums and galleries), the treasurer of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus, will offer a historical perspective of the Jesuits' response to economic hardships and what the Ignatian response might be to this type of crisis.

Watch the Spring 2009 Ignatian Lunch - 'Economic Crisis, Jesuit Values'

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