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The Gifts Podcast: Ignatian HeritageGifts of Ignatian Heritage

In this first podcast, Dr. Tom Knestrict outlines the gifts of our Ignatian Heritage and how they may be realized in our daily lives. The Gifts of our Ignatian Heritage are: mission, reflection, discernment, solidarity and kinship, service rooted in justice and love, cura personalis, and magis.  We will share more podcasts on the Gifts from members in the Xavier community in the months ahead. We hope you will join us in our conversations.

The Gifts Podcast: with Holly SchapkerReflection and Discernment

In this podcast, we talk with Holly Schapker, a graduate of Xavier University's Art Department. Many of her paintings have focused on the outdoors and in the past 15 years, her time and talents have been focused on Catholic art. Many of her inspirational art pieces are located in the Center for Mission and Identity. Holly talks about how reflection and discernment have guided her life and work.

The Gifts Podcast: With Fr. Bill Murphy, S.J.Discernment

In this podcast, we have a conversation with Fr. Bill Murphy, S.J.  Fr. Murphy is the Chaplain for Xavier Athletics. He focuses on the spiritual, personal, and leadership formation of student-athletes, coaches, and staff.  In this podcast, Fr. Murphy defines discernment and outlines the practice of discernment in our everyday lives. Join us and listen.

The Gifts Podcast: With Dr. Yandell & Mr. GreenLeading the Way through the Gifts

In this podcast, both Dr. Yandell and Mr. Green share their experiences of Ignatian Spirituality and how they have lived the gifts with colleagues and students. Dr. Yandell is an Associate Professor of English and Mr. Green is the Head of User Experience and Assessment for the University Library.

The Gifts Podcast: With Tim Sundrup, Tim Severyn, Domonique PeeblesService Rooted in Care for our Common Home

In this podcast, Tim Sundrup, Center for Mission and Identity, Tim Severyn, Bellarmine Chapel, and Domonique Peebles from Brick Gardens. In our conversation, we learn more about the Nexus Garden on Xavier University’s campus and how our guests live the mission through caring for our community.

The Gifts Podcast: With Dr. Rashmi AssudaniExploring Solidarity and Kinship, An Immersion Experience

In this podcast, we learn about how an immersion experience in India articulates the mission for faculty and students with Dr.  Rashmi Assudani, faculty in the Williams College of Business. She also served as chair of the Management and Entrepreneurship department and as the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.

The Gifts Podcast: With Dr. Cindy Greer & Chris BarbourTaking Care of Us, Cura Personalis

Dr. Cindy Geer, Dean for the College of Professional Sciences and Chris Barbour, Assistant Dean for the College of Professional Sciences. In this  podcast, we continue to illuminate how the Gifts of Ignatian Heritage are realized in all aspects of campus life. Our guests share their experiences with the gifts in their work with faculty, staff and students.

The Gifts Podcast: With Rita O'MalleyThe Gifts and Ignatian Charism

Rita O'malley, UMI Associate Provincial Assistant for Ignatian Spirituality. In this podcast, we will discuss the gifts of our Ignatian Heritage in our everyday lives, which is very enlightening. Additionally, she will share information about Ignatian Charism.

The Gifts Podcast: With Kathleen Smythe & Anne McCarthyA Conversation About How We Connect Our Students to the Earth and Each Other

In this podcast, we have a conversation with Kathleen Smythe, Professor, History, and Anne McCarthy, Senior Teaching Professor, English, about the ongoing relationship with each other and our students about our embeddedness in the natural world through earth-bounded activities. We discuss solidarity and kinship, reflection and service rooted in love as well as our other Ignatian Heritage gifts.

The Gifts Podcast with Kevin FlemingA Life of Service with Kevin Fleming

A Life of Service with Kevin Fleming. In this podcast, Kevin Fleming will talk about a few of his experiences at Xavier University and share conversations and explorations that has lead him to better understand the gifts and live a life of service..

Living the Mission at Xavier with Ivy Banks.pngLiving the Mission at Xavier with Dr. Ivy Banks

In this podcast, we will talk with Dr. Ivy Banks, Vice President and CDO for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion who shares her wealth of knowledge and expertise in diversity and inclusion and ways she lives the mission.

Talking about the Experience with Fr. Eric SundrupTalking about the Experience with Fr. Eric Sundrup

In this podcast, Father Eric Sundrup, Associate Vice President, Mission and Ministry/University Jesuit Chaplain talks about the Gifts of our Ignatian Heritage and how we learn and experience them in our relationships, through listening and stories.

The gifts with Fr DamianThe Journey to Jesuit Life with Fr. Damian Torres

Father Damian Torres Botello, the new parochial vicar at Bellarmine Chapel, will be joining us on "The Gifts" podcast. Please listen as Father Damian tells us how he moved from work in the theatre to life with the Jesuits and finally here to Xavier University. He shares his experience with the Gifts and much more.

The gifts A Year in ReviewA Year in Review

In this podcast, Drs. Thomas Knestrict and Teresa Young reflect on the stories shared by our guests on the “The Gifts of Our Ignatian Heritage”  and how they are living these gifts in their daily lives. 

Other Podcasts

silent-night.pngSilent Night' Explained

Fr. Ed Schmidt, S.J. describes the history and highlights of the song Silent Night, first performed on Christmas eve in St. Nicholas parish church in present day Austria in 1818. His podcast is one of many in the series, Hark: The stories behind our favorite Christmas carols  from America Magazine: The Jesuit Review.


six-jesuit-discernment-tips-for-self-care.pngSix Jesuit Discernment Tips for Self-Care

Dr. Debra Mooney, chief mission officer and clinical psychologist, shares How St. Ignatius Can Guide Your Return to Normal following the stress of the global pandemic; produced by AMDG: A Jesuit Podcast, of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.