Spiritual Leadership:
On Being a Contemplative in Action


Introduction:


Narrated by Mr. Gary Robinette (XU MBA), Trustee since 2012 and Ms. Barbara Howard ’76, Trustee since 1995 and chairwoman since 2014.  The narrative can also be read here.

Information:

A Call For Spiritual LeadersFr. Adolfo Nicolas SJ

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University Vision and Mission - both accepted by the Xavier Board of Trustees on September 28, 2012
University Values
Xavier's Academic Vision and Values - both accepted by the Xavier Faculty in spring 2011

 


Reflection Question:

  • Which prerequisite that Fr. Nicolas outlines for heroic spiritual leadership (i.e, shared values, freedom, generosity, selflessness) especially resonates with me as a Xavier trustee? Why?
  • Fr. Nicolas ended his comments to AJCU Board representatives with the question:
    'What selfless actions--based in the freedom, generosity and shared values as a community committed to Jesuit higher education--might God be asking you to lead at your particular institution?' 
          How do I respond?
  • In what ways am I spiritual leader (-a contemplative in action)?
  • Former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ, has stated that 'The real measure of our Jesuit universities lies in who our students become'. 
         Who do I think our students become for Xavier to get 'high marks' on this measurement? 

         How do I contribute to this transformation?  
  • What decision did I help make, as a Xavier trustee, in which I recall the 4 pre-requisites highly evident?

 

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