Jesuit Secondary Education Association meeting on campus

Colloquium bringing together nearly 500 educators from three counties | June 24, 2007

The Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA) is holding its triennial national colloquium at the University, June 25-29. This colloquium brings together 470 educators from Jesuit high schools in the United States, Canada and Ireland for a gathering to care and plan for the future of their schools or cura apostolica, which means “caring for the apostolate” and is a hallmark of Jesuit education.

Fifty-two schools from the three countries are represented.

There are several goals for the colloquium:

  • Experience networking along with a sense of Ignatian community
  • Address the three questions of what have we done, what are we doing, what might we do in support of cura apostolica
  • Leave with concrete ways of proceeding relative to cura apostolica, 2020 Vision and Ignatian Identity and Integrity, various uses of Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm both in and out of the classroom
  • Sharing of programs and procedures reflective of Ignatian Ways of Proceeding
  • Experience interactions among school teams
  • Leave with a sense of appreciation and celebration of the secondary apostolate for education and the association of Jesuit high schools

"We’re so pleased to have these Jesuit educators on our campus,” says University President Michael J. Graham, S.J. “Their good work with young people is keeping the Jesuit tradition alive and thriving. As one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities throughout the country, we here at Xavier especially appreciate the work they do and the impact they have.”