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Ignatian Worldview

The Ignatian Worldview

The Ignatian world is wide and has many facets, all of which are rooted in the life and work of St Ignatius of Loyola, most notably his Spiritual Exercises. 

One cherished Jesuit phrase is nuestro modo de proceder - literally, our way of doing things. The Ignatian worldview involves ways of viewing reality, of understanding the human person, and responding to the world’s needs and to God’s invitation. We can also call it Ignatian style, story, and substance. 

Ignatian spirituality is one important aspect - perhaps the most specifically Jesuit one— of ‘our way of doing things’ at Santa Clara University - providing not only a way of praying but tools for living with greater authenticity and internal freedom. 

The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education provides ways for SCU faculty, staff, and administrators to deepen their understanding of SCU’s Jesuit, Catholic mission, to make it their own, and to discover and experience some of the many faces of Ignatian spirituality.

 

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Formation in Ignatian Worldview

The vibrant 500-year-old tradition of Jesuit education is the most obvious face of the intellectual aspect of the Ignatian worldview.  “Educating the whole person” involves mind, heart, and soul. It pays particular attention to the Catholic intellectual tradition, the arts and the use of the imagination so central to Ignatian spirituality and Catholic social teaching. 

  • Arrupe Engagement
  • Bannan Forum
  • Faculty/Staff Immersions
  • Ignatian Learning Community: What is Jesuit Education?
  • Ignatian Pedagogy Formation
  • Ignatian Senior Leadership Program
  • Immersion Companions
  • Magis Faculty Conversations
  • Mission, Meaning, & a Meal
  • Thriving Neighbors
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Experiences in Ignatian Spirituality

The insights of St. Ignatius and his view of the human person have appeal and relevance for people of a wide range of convictions and creeds. In our religiously-diverse community, we provide ways of encountering and experiencing the search for purpose and meaning.   

  • Search For What Matters
  • Ignatian Faculty Forum
  • Contemplatives in Action
  • Faculty-Staff Retreat
  • Ignatian Tapas
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Jesuit Higher Education Network

What does it mean to be a leader at a Jesuit, Catholic university? Faculty and staff from the 27 Jesuit schools across the US can take advantage of each others’ expertise and experience. Learning more about the history and global reach of Jesuit education and experiencing Ignatian spirituality first-hand helps faculty and staff find their particular ways of contributing to the Jesuit educational mission and passing it on to the next generations. 

  • Ignatian Colleagues Program
  • Jesuit Leadership Seminar
  • Western Conversations
  • Jesuit Justice Conference

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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1982 Santa Clara University Commencement Address - Ignacio Ellacuría, SJ

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The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice - Peter Hans Kolvenbach, SJ

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Universal Apostolic Preferences - To Love and Serve in All Things