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Remembering our Mission

 

Resources: Catholic--Jesuit History/Mission/Education

AJCU - Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

What makes the mission of Jesuit education distinctive? Jesuit colleges and universities are committed to the principles of academic excellence, service and a "faith that does justice." Learn more about the values of Jesuit education here. http://www.ajcunet.edu/mission

Jesuit/Catholic - based on two documents: (available on AJCUnet.edu)
"Some Characteristics of Jesuit and Catholic Universities"
"The Jesuit, Catholic Mission of U.S. Colleges and Universities"

 History
"A History Rooted in Mission: Jesuit Higher Education in the United States"

Spirituality
January issue of Connections: New Approaches to Sharing Ignatian Spirituality

 Jesuit Curia - Rome www.sjweb.info

Fr. General Adolfo Nicolas - Speech at Third Conference of Jesuit Higher Education, "Networking Jesuit Higher Education: Shaping the Future for a Humane, Just, Sustainable Globe", Mexico City, April 2010

Conversation on Jesuit Higher Education in the U.S. Video summary (8 ½ minutes long)

Apostolic Secretariat on Higher Education:

http://www.sjweb.info/highedu/index.cfm

Jesuit Roots in Spirituality: IgnatianSpirituality.com (Loyola Press)

The Ignatian Way-some of the fundamental pieces of Ignatian Spirituality explained in
The Ignatian Way Presentations

1. What Is Ignatian Prayer?
2. Ignatian Spirituality: An Overview
3. Finding God in All Things
4. The Spiritual Exercises
5. The Examen

JesuitResource.org Hosted by Xavier University-index of key terms, individuals and places often referenced with regards to Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesuits.

Foundational Documents on Jesuit Catholic Education insert button *start here* or *great collection*

Online resources-mostly developed at Xavier University as part of their Mission Programs but some notable exceptions:

See Jesuit Core Values:

http://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/taking-time-to-reflect/Jesuit-Core-Values.cfm 

THE SERVICE OF FAITH AND THE PROMOTION OF JUSTICE IN AMERICAN JESUIT HIGHER EDUCATION
Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J.
Superior General of the Society of Jesus
Santa Clara University, October 6, 2000

http://www.scu.edu/ignatiancenter/events/conferences/archives/justice/upload/f07_kolvenbach_keynote.pdf

Higher Standards An article by Dean Brackley (then teaching at Central American University (UCA) in El Salvador) responding to Fr. Kolvenbach's call that the Promotion of Justice have a central place in Jesuit Higher Education.

http://americamagazine.org/node/147573

Catholic documents:

Ex Corde Ecclesiae an Apostolic Constitution on Catholic universities, Pope John Paul II, 1990

Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Identity, Catholic Intellectual tradition-see JesuitResource.org online resources, Foundational Documents on Jesuit Catholic Education

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