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Special Article: What are Jesuit Ideals?

Published: Thursday, October 26, 2006

Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01

Will Vatican endure? Yes, because it liberated us to believe that God acts within, not over, the people of God; that authority is a service of many not a privilege of the few; and that the true Christian style in the world is one of acceptance, honest dialogue, hope and compassion. This vision might frighten some but it can not be dimmed.

Rev. Julio Giulietti, S.J. Director, Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Jesuit ideals provide guidance for the choices we make in life. The ideal that means the most to me is "A desire to find God working in all things" because it continually reinforces my belief that nothing that occurs in my life is accidental but rather the result of God's attempt to encourage, challenge, and sustain me. My heart is often touched by interactions with students, colleagues, and patients. Reflection upon these interactions demands my actions and contributions to making the world a better place.

Patricia A. Tabloski CSON Associate Dean, Graduate Program

Jesuit ideals are reflected in the philosophy of the Connell School of Nursing, which "instills the values of service to others, truth through scholarly inquiry, and justice through promoting equal access to care for all people."

Cathy Read CSON Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program

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