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Happy Thanksgiving from the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education 

One of the first English songs I learned in kindergarten had the refrain:
“Count your blessings, name them one by one, 
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”
Gratitude is at the very heart of St Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises: it re-calibrates our relationship with God. Practicing gratitude reminds us that, at the deepest level, all is a loving gift, and that the proper response to receiving that gift is to give it to others. As we enter into this busy social season, may we be surprised when we reflect on what God has been doing in our lives, and may He help us respond with even greater generosity, especially to the needy and neglected of the world.
Rev. Dorian Llywelyn, S.J.
Executive Director

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Seeing the World Through A New Lens

SCU senior Jenna Salinas never considered herself a spiritual person. A double major in Political Science and Spanish, she grew up in Chico, California and attended public school her entire life. It wasn’t until she attended SCU and traveled on her first Immersion trip that Jenna began to see spirituality – and the world – through a new lens.

To learn about Jenna’s life-changing experience, read the full interview.


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