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


Inspired Decision-Making:

Personal and Communal Discernment


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