200th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus
January 2014 Newsletter
Suppression of the Society of Jesus
Watch this brief video as Matt Dunch, S.J. discusses the suppression of the Society of Jesus. (6 minutes)
Restoration of the Society of Jesus
Watch this brief video as Matt Dunch, S.J. discusses the restoration of the Society of Jesus. (5 minutes)
Pope Francis Celebrates Mass at the Gesú in Rome
Watch and hear Pope Francis celebrate Mass at the Church of the Gesú in Rome, for thanksgiving for the entry of Blessed Peter Faber into the catalog of saints on the Solemnity of the Holy Name of Jesus, the titular feast of the Society of Jesus. This liturgy was held at the official start of the yearlong commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus.
Featured Free Online Seminar
This series provides a brief overview about Jesuit heritage and education. Each section includes a two-minute video, selected readings and reflection questions. We hope that you find it useful for orienting faculty, staff and students.
Fairfield University’s "Ignatian Encounter" is a ten week guided program led by Fr. Jim Bowler created primarily for students who participate in the upper division electives for religious studies, but also welcomes members of Fairfield University’s faculty and staff.
Featured Online Resources
- Jesuit History: A Timeline of Milestones
Click here to discover important events in the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the history of the Society of Jesus.
- Ignatian Prayers
Click here for Ignatian prayers and prayer cards.
- Prayers for Mornings and New Beginnings
Click here for prayers for the new year.
- Restoration Resources from the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces
Click here for resources commemorating the restoration of the Society of Jesus.
In an effort to assess the experience of mission by faculty, staff, and administrators at Catholic Institutions, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities sponsored a project proposed by Xavier University. The study consisted of a survey, designed to measure the extent to which the experience at their institution has contributed to faculty, staff, and administrators’ understanding and development of Catholic mission related values.
Click here to see survey results.
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. Use it for your daily schedule or journaling. Its 5 1/2"x8" size fits well in both briefcases and backpacks.
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding,
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.
You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.
Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
that is enough for me.
"Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary line and adding to one's liberty."
-Henry Frederic Ameil
More reflections can be found in the book, Creating Privileged Moments.
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