Apostolic Preferences at Xavier
Deepening the Apostolic Preferences at Xavier
A Discernment Group
On Feb. 19, 2019, the Jesuit Superior General, Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J., announced four priorities for the Society of Jesus for the next decade: spirituality/discernment, the poor and outcast, young people, earth care.
As one of Xavier’s strategic goals, a group of 22 faculty and staff discerned on each of the Priorities and brainstormed ways to deepen Xavier’s expression of each resulting in a strategic proposal (one of the President's Annual Goals).
This opportunity, facilitated by Drs. Tom Strunk and Debra Mooney, fulfilled the criteria to be a Province Ignatian Educator of Distinction.
Agenda and Process
Sept 17 - The Universal Apostolic Preferences-an overview
Sept 24 - Communal discernment
Oct 1 - The poor and marginalized
Oct 8 - Earth care
Oct 15 - Youth
Oct 22 - The Spiritual Exercises
Oct 29 - Brainstormed the UAPs at X
Nov 5 - Brainstormed the UAPs at X
Nov 12 - Brainstormed the UAPs at X
Nov 18 - Collected current best pracitces at CMO/CDIO Convocation
Nov 19 - Completed discernment proposal
Nov 26 - Shared proposal with AFMIX
Dec 3 - Shared proposal with the Provincial Assistant for Higher Ed.
Jan/Feb - Solicited feedback from the President's Cabinet and Direct Reports.
Feb - Soliciting feedback from the community.
Discernment Group IV 2019-20 participants
- Lisa Anderson
- Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco
- Cynthia Cummins
- Blis DeVault
- Tracey DuEst
- Kathy Hidy
- David Inczauskis, SJ
- Tom Knestrict
- Hema Krishnan
- Kevin Lavelle
- Susan Lipnickey
- Debra Mooney
- Connie Perme
- Nancy Sampson
- Ed Schmidt, SJ
- Kathleen Smythe
- John Sniegocki
- Tom Strunk
- Wesley Sutermeister
- Dawn Tolonen
- Mary Lisa Vertuca
- Nathan Wendt, SJ
Deepening the Universal Apostolic Preferences through Discernment at Xavier University
In the Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal