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Formation for New Faculty & Staff


Fordham Prep provides new faculty and staff a comprehensive five-year program which enables them to animate our Ignatian mission to form young men to be transformative leaders in faith, scholarship and service. Through reflection and discussion on the life of St. Ignatius, the beginnings of Jesuit Education, foundational Jesuit documents, the Spiritual Exercises and resources from the Jesuit network faculty and staff are invited to deepen their commitment to the mission of Fordham Prep and their personal appropriation of Ignatian spirituality. 


Year 1:  Introduction to Jesuit Education and Ignatian Spirituality

Year 2:  What Makes a Jesuit School Jesuit? Key elements of Ignatian Spirituality

Year 3:  The Spiritual Exercises

Year 4:  Ignatian Spirituality Experience

Year 5: Ignatian Leadership


How the First Jesuit’s became involved in Education, John O’Malley, SJ

A Simple Life-Changing Prayer, Jim Manney

Human Excellence

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, James Martin SJ

What Makes a Jesuit School Jesuit?

Discovering a Sacred World: Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises And Its Influence on Education, John J. Callahan, SJ 

A Purposeful Path, How Far Can You Go With $30, A Bus Ticket, and a Dream, Casey Beaumier, SJ

God of Surprises, Gerard W. Hughes

The Call to Discernment in Troubled Times, New Perspectives on the Transformative Wisdom of Ignatius of Loyola, Dean Brackley

My Life with the Saints, James Martin, SJ

The God Who Won’t Let Go, Peter van Breeman, SJ

The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality, Ronald Rolheiser

God and You: Prayer as Personal Relationship, William Barry, SJ