Understanding Our Heritage, Living the Mission 

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.

St. Ignatius Loyola:

The Founder of the Jesuits

Ignatian Spirituality:

The World is Charged with the Grandeur of God

Jesuit Core Values: 

Whole Persons of Solidarity for the Real World

Jesuit Education: 

Developing People of Competence and Compassion

The Jesuit Tradition in Today's World: 

Gifts of Our Ignatian Heritage

Xavier University: 

An Historical Perspective


Seeking Integration and Widsom

The Xavier Way


Our Hope and Joys for Xavier University

Gaudium et Spes

Religious Pluralism and the Campus Community

The Lived Experience of Nostra Aetate

Inspired Decision-Making:

Personal and Communal Discernment