Ecology and Sustainability Resources



  • Addressing Climate Change
    See and hear Archbishop Celestino Migliore, former Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, addressing climate change.
  • Responding to Climate Change
    See and hear Dr. Jame Schaefer responding to Archbishop Celestino Migliore's address.



Online Seminars

  • Sustainability and the Mission
    The Center for Mission and Identity and the Office of Sustainability hosted a 3-part program on sustainability (food, consumption, energy) in January 2013 facilitated by XU Sustainability Coordinator Ann Dougherty P.E.

Teaching to the Mission

Online Resources

Sustainability at Xavier University

St. Francis Pledge

The St. Francis Pledge is a promise and a commitment by Catholic individuals, families, parishes, organizations and institutions to live our faith by protecting God’s Creation and advocating on behalf of people in poverty who face the harshest impacts of global climate change.

Click here to take the pledge.

Featured Resources 






The Examen for Diversity
This adaptation of the Daily Examen helps one reflect on their experience with diversity with five points for spiritual thanksgiving, grace, and introspection.


Ignatian Day Planner
This handsome, spiral-bound "undated" planner is perfect for faculty, staff, and students alike. Its pages include quotes, illustrations, and a weekly reflection for 52 weeks.

Creating Priviliged Moments
With photographs by Xavier University 2008 International Photo Contest finalists and reflections and quotes by the Division of Mission & Identity of Xavier University, Privileged Moments, is a daily guide for self-reflection, awareness and contemplation.



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Last Updated: April 2014