Mission and Identity

Gifts of Our Ignatian Heritage Banners

In 2010, Xavier University Hosted the sixth Heartland Delta Conference, a triennial gathering of Jesuit universities from the heartland of America. To mark this special event, Xavier created a mosaic banner depicting the five Gifts of Our Ignatian Heritage. Pieces of fabric to create the piece of art were donated from all over the Xavier community -- from those on campus (including buildings that have been torn down) to those around the globe. Every piece of fabric in the banner has a story behind it -- in the same way that pieces make up a literary work.

Gifts of our Ignatian Heritage artistic banner

Quick Facts

Artist: Dr. Stephen Yandell
Dedicated: May 25, 2010
Medium: Mosaic cloth
In the Conaton Learning Commons over the entrance to the McDonald Library

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Coming Soon

The University community is currently coming together and constructing another set of banners again under the guidance of Dr. Stephen Yandell. These banners focus on the Ignatian concepts of Magis, Cura Personalis, Cura Apostolica, Cura Propria, and Cura Studiorum.

The Invocation Prayer thanks and honors the Ignatian Gifts.

Invocation Prayer


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