Companions in a Mission of Reconciliation and Justice
“The 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus confirmed that we’re called to be companions in a mission of universal reconciliation and justice, born of the merciful love of God and put in motion by Him through the incarnation, so that all human beings can live in peace, with full lives and in harmony with the environment.”
- Fr. Arturo Sosa, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus
Inspired by Fr. Sosa’s words at the International Congress of education delegates held in Rio de Janeiro in 2017, this year’s Ignatian Heritage Week invites the Prep community to a deeper understanding of the the Jesuit mission to promote reconciliation and justice and how each of us invited share in that mission.
Ignatian Heritage Week programs
On Monday during 4th period, Nick Napolitano, Assistant to the Provincial for Social Ministries, will speak to the sophomore class.
Our daily morning prayer will help us reflect various works of the Society of Jesus which promote justice and reconciliation and invite us to pray for a more just world.
Lobby/Commons Screens and Social Media
Screens and social media posts will highlight the work of Jesuit organizations promoting justice in the world including:
Free tattoos with the Jesuit seal (temporary, of course) will be available in the commons during lunch periods on Tuesday.
Wednesday Morning Prayer with St. Ignatius for Parents
Parents are invited to gather at 8:45 am in the Prep Chapel for a special Ignatian Heritage Week prayer led by Fr. Devron, S.J. Register here.
Ignatian Trivia Contest
On Thursday students can test their knowledge of all things Ignatian for chance to win a $50 gift card.
Companions in Mission Conversation
Faculty and Staff gathering on Wednesday afternoon.
Ignatian Heritage Week Examen
Our end-of-the-week Examen will invite our community to reflect on the ways we have been and can be agents of reconciliation and justice.
Celebration of the Feast of St. Ignatius
Normally celebrated on July 31st, we will have a special celebration of the Feast of St. Ignatius on Friday, February 1st which will include:
- A special 7:55 am Mass in the Prep Chapel
- Eucharist Adoration throughout the day
- Spanish cuisine in the commons along with special decorations
- $5 Dress Down Day- Wear yellow and red (colors of the flag of Spain) and support Jesuit Refugee Services.