Mission and Identity Programs

Manresa for Faculty/Staff

"Manresa" provides an overview of Xavier's mission and identity for new faculty and staff. During the program, veteran faculty and staff will share some aspect of our tradition followed by stimulating discussions with new colleagues. Manresa is offered in two format options: a 24-hour overnight experience and a series of luncheons for those who cannot make the overnight.As with all of our programs, faculty and staff of all faith traditions, and those with no affiliation, are invited to join us for this interesting program.Hear new faculty and staff talk about their experience of Manresa



Members from Manresa Overnight sharing a laugh photo

Manresa Overnight for New Faculty and Staff is September 16-17, 2022 at Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Glendale (about 25 minutes from campus). Participants arrive on Friday between 3:30-4:00 p.m. The program ends on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.Join us for this relaxed overnight experience as we hear from great speakers and share a meal and conversation in the beautiful retreat surroundings.

We will get a glimpse into the life of St. Ignatius Loyola and an overview of Jesuit education. We will also hear from "veteran" Xavier faculty and staff about how they incorporate Ignatian principles into their work.This option is open to all full-time faculty, staff, and administrators with continuing employment at Xavier hired since August 11, 2021. Full-time new faculty often favor it because they may not be free to attend the luncheons of "Option Two" due to their teaching schedule.

Registration for Manresa Overnight 2022 is now closed.



For those unable to do the Manresa Overnight, Manresa on Campus has presentations similar to those offered at the overnight experience. In 2022, this luncheon series is hosted on Wednesdays: Aug. 31, Sept. 7, and Sept. 14 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Cintas Center. Lunch is served at all three sessions.This option is open to all new full-time and part-time faculty, staff, and administrators with continuing employment at Xavier hired since August 11, 2021 and newly hired adjunct faculty hired for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Registration for Manresa On-Campus 2022 is now closed.