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Arrupe Fellowship

The Arrupe Fellowship is a two-year mission formation program for faculty and staff who have a demonstrated commitment to SLU’s Jesuit mission and identity.

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After spending one year of immersion in the study of Jesuit history, fellows will experience an Ignatian Pilgrimage, following in the footsteps of St. Ignatius from Loyola, Spain, to Rome, Italy. In the second year, fellows will use their pilgrimage experience to explore the legacy of Jesuit legend Pedro Arrupe, with specific application of learning to their SLU work and community.

Arrupe Fellowship Curriculum

Over two academic years, cohorts will pursue an in-depth and hands-on exploration of the intellectual, spiritual, and service-oriented aspects of Ignatian thought and praxis. At the conclusion of the program, each participant will have presented a capstone project demonstrating the integration of their learning into their role at SLU.

Year One: On Being a Pilgrim
  • August: Being a Pilgrim: The First Companions and the Foundation of the Society
  • September: The Magis: Pastoral Ideals
  • October: Contemplatives in Action:  Living as Preaching
  • November: Cura Personalis
  • February: Education in the Way of Ignatius
  • March: Ritual Practice and Catholic Identity
  • April: The Basque Region and History
  • May: A Pilgrims’ Gathering
  • June: The Ignatian Pilgrimage
Year Two: Pilgrimage at Home
  • August: Gathering the Graces
  • September: Vocation and Response: Discernment, Charism, and Community
  • October: Ignatian Humanism: A Worldview
  • November: The Faith that Does Justice
  • February: Pedro Arrupe: Contemporizing the Vision
  • March: Ignatian Leadership for Today
  • April: Examen: A Way of Proceeding
  • May: A Pilgrims’ Gathering