World Union of Jesuit Alumni Congress

John Carroll University, in Cleveland, Ohio, will host the 2017 World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA) Congress this summer. The event brings together Jesuit alumni and friends to explore the theme “Uniting Our Jesuit Frontiers: To Know God, To Love God, To Serve God.” The website for WUJA Congress states: “While we gather as Jesuit alumni and friends, we will find God within and among each other. And together, we will discern how to promote […]

Examen for Working with Marginalized Students

The Examen is a traditional method of prayerful awareness that is a bedrock in Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education. It’s a short, easy way to reflect on your day and become more mindful about where you are experiencing grace or goodness and where there is room in your actions and life for growth. What people don’t often realize is that the Examen is exceptionally flexible and adaptive. It can be used to review your day […]

Educate Magis

Educate Magis is a global initiative seeking to create an online community of Jesuit school educators. The team behind it is based in Galway, Ireland. It is a membership-based site to join in conversations, but a number of downloadable resources are available without registration. The site also includes a school finder map and a blog. If you’re involved in Jesuit education, visit the site. Then watch this video featuring students and teachers answering, “What’s the […]

International Seminar on Ignatian Pedagogy and Spirituality

This November, an “International Seminar on Ignatian Pedagogy and Spirituality” (SIPEI) will be held in Manresa, Spain. The goal is to strengthen the dialogue between spirituality and Ignatian pedagogy with a global vision. Ahead of the conference, those involved in Jesuit education are invited to participate in a virtual portion of the seminar. See a video introduction to the SIPEI: For more information about the virtual or in-person offerings of SIPEI, visit their website. The […]

Regis Jesuit’s Missy Franklin

If you watched the Olympics, you probably were  charmed by Missy Franklin, the 17-year-old swimmer from Colorado who won four gold medals.  Missy will be a senior at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado.  Lots of famous athletes have Jesuit school affiliations, but with Missy the connection seems especially meaningful. From an interview: Going into Regis Jesuit my faith was not a very big aspect of my life. Taking my first theology classes, going […]

Ignatian Education

Yesterday was the first day of classes at Boston College.  I love this time of year, and I love teaching at a Jesuit school (no matter what the ranking, which as we all should know should matter very little as long as we are working toward God’s greater glory).  I was reminded of this love when, in my freshman seminar in the Western Cultural Tradition (the first in a sequence in BC’s Honors Program), I […]