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 LoyolaSt. Ignatius Loyola:

The Founder of the Jesuits

The world being held in someone's handsIgnatian Spirituality:

The World is Charged with the Grandeur of God

Two people wearing head scarves smilingJesuit Core Values: 

Whole Persons of Solidarity for the Real World

ClassroomJesuit Education: 

Developing People of Competence and Compassion

Students holding handsThe Jesuit Tradition in Today's World: 

Gifts of Our Ignatian Heritage

Shirt that says "It's a Xavier Thing"Xavier University: 

An Historical Perspective

Professor Teaching studentsSeeking Integration and Wisdom

The Xavier Way

Professor Teaching to StudentsOur Hope and Joys for Xavier University

Gaudium et Spes

Three people holding food and talkingReligious Pluralism and the Campus Community

The Lived Experience of Nostra Aetate

Person reading a book outside

Inspired Decision-Making:

Personal and Communal Discernment


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