30 June 2022

Ethos and Identity at Saint Ignatius College Geelong - Do I think and speak in an Ignatian/Jesuit way?

Article by Paul Lewis

Ethos and Identity at Saint Ignatius College Geelong - Do I think and speak in an Ignatian/Jesuit way?

Men and women for others, whole persons of solidarity 

Empowering young people to become leaders in service, building a more just, humane world

Seek to find God in all things

Magis …. more …. continuous improvement

Cura personalis – care for the individual person. A hallmark of Ignatian spirituality and therefore of Jesuit education where the teacher establishes a personal relationship with students, listens to them in the process of teaching and draws them toward personal intiative and responsibility for learning

Create critical awareness

Freedom, discernment, responsible action

“we must sow justice in our world, substitute love for self-interest as the driving force of society.” Arrupe

Ignatian (Jesuit) pedagogy/education is: instrumental, student centred, structured, flexible, eclectic and personal.

To develop women and men of competence, conscience and compasison.

Welcoming, discerning, inspiring, equality, reflection, authentic, take opportunities (or find them), compassionate, take initiative, optimistic, courageous, passion.

A.M.D.G. – Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam. “For the greater glory of God” (Jesuit motto)

Ignatian – aspects of spirituality that derive from Ignatius the lay person

Jesuit - aspects of spirituality that derive from the later Ignatius and his religious order – the Jesuits

IHS – the first three letters, in Greek, of the name of Jesus. They appear as a symbol on the official seal of the Society of Jesus, also known as, the Jesuits

(source: “An Ignatian Spirituality Reader” G. Traub)

Paul Lewis  | Deputy Principal - Staff, Identity and Operations

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