Jesuit Context for Athletic Training Students

Students from Saint Louis University’s athletic training program talk about how their education is influenced by their Jesuit context. Points include: The importance of looking back at the experiences of their days. Serving the community/being people for others. Doing the work for the greater glory of God (AMDG). Recognizing they are training for work in a field helping individuals. Thank you to Facebook friend Anthony Breitbach for bringing this video to our attention in a […]

Living “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam”

I remember the summer my father received his personalized “AMDG” license plates. He was so excited. A second-generation Jesuit grad, my dad is all about living Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam. My high school friends saw the new plates and asked, “What does ‘AMDG’ mean?” Not knowing exactly how to define it at the time, I would just reply with the literal translation. “It means, all for the greater glory of God.” It wasn’t until I […]

The Tattoo

It was the parental conversation when I realized I had lost all control. “You are not getting a tattoo!” I declared to my 18-year-old son, who just smiled back at me slyly with that I-love-you-but-you-know-you-can’t-do-anything-about-it look. Eight more months and he will move out of the house, and while he is counting every day with anticipation, I am counting them with dread. I question every decision we made along the way. I panic at the […]