Technology and the Mission
March 2013 Newsletter
See and hear Dr. Elaine Crable, professor of Management Information Systems, discuss the impact of online learning for students.
Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J. hopes to "help the Christian community prepare for Easter's blessings" with his presentation of this audio retreat on Lenten prayers and reflections. This audio retreat can be listened to online or downloaded for use on the go with CDs, mp3 players, or smart phones.
Roger Joseph Boscovich, S.J.
Croatian Jesuit; fearless, independent thinker; creative scientist
A native of Ragusa (now Dubrovnik) in Dalmatia, the young Roger Joseph Boscovich was praised by one of his distinguished teachers: “He starts where
I leave off.” He taught at the Jesuit Roman College for twenty years (1740-1760). He published some sixty books and pamphlets on scientific subjects.
He could be acerbic and did not suffer fools lightly. He judged that the famous Jesuit College Louis-le-Grand in Paris did not have up-to-date scientific instruments and criticized the blindness of Jesuits who considered Newton a heretic. The naïve rector of the Jesuit college at Sens, who showed him among the school’s precious holdings a piece of Aaron’s rod and a rib of the prophet Isaiah, was told, in the interest of truth, to throw them away. Boscovich more than any other 18th-century Jesuit thinker was responsible for defeating the attitude that Jesuits were closed to new ideas. Read more.
Resources for Lent and Easter
Featured Online Resource
This website features printable prayer cards, seasonal calendars, and other online resources for Lent and Easter.
In this updated pedagogical resource, faculty describe how they incorporate the Jesuit mission and identity into their specific courses, from chemistry to marketing to theology.
Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we have arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
-Attributed to Sir Francis Drake, c. 1577
"Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing towards what will be."
More reflections can be found in the book, Creating Privileged Moments.
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