Catholic Identity, Education, and Church

There are 200 Catholic colleges and universities in the United States educating nearly 950,000 students. The institutions have a strong liberal arts core and shared Christian identity, including valuing social and environmental justice, service to the underserved, and attention on the poor and marginalized. 


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Life of St. Ignatius Art Cards

These seven beautiful cards depict scenes from Ignatius Loyola's life as painted by artist Holly Schapker in her collection ADSUM: Contemporary Paintings on Ignatian Spirituality.

St. Ignatius Loyola

Ever wonder how to describe
Ignatian and Jesuit Spirituality?
This brochure written by Br. Darrell Burns, S.J. does just that. Providing a contemporary description of the tradition, it is an ideal resource for new students, faculty, and staff.

The Spirit of a University

This 20-page photograph-filled primer encapsulates six characteristics of Ignatian spirituality, including an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises and the Examen.

Order The Spirit of a University




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