The following links are to websites and blogs from Jesuit colleges and universities and affiliated organizations, where you can learn more about Jesuit higher education and Ignatian spirituality. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for requests to include additional resources.
Alpha Sigma Nu
Alpha Sigma Nu (ASN), the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education, recognizes those students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service. The only honor society permitted to bear the name Jesuit, ASN encourages its members to a lifetime pursuit of intellectual development, deepening Ignatian spirituality, service to others, and a commitment to the core principles of Jesuit education.
The Bollandist Society (Société des Bollandistes) is a Jesuit research institute dedicated to the critical study of Greek, Latin, Oriental and vernacular hagiographic literature as well as to the history of the saints and their cults. It originates from the great enterprise of the Acta Sanctorum launched by Jean Bolland in 1643.
Center for Ignatian Spirituality of Fairfield University
The Center for Ignatian Spirituality of Fairfield University welcomes those seeking to deepen their relationship with God and to enrich their daily lives. We offer spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition to guide individuals and groups in their journey toward this encounter, as St. Ignatius did, by “finding God in all things.” As part of this outreach, we also train spiritual directors who can assist individuals and groups in the discernment of God’s direction in their lives.
Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Marymount University's (LMU) Center for Ignatian Spirituality is primarily an experiential resource for LMU faculty and staff, especially through the process of discernment so characteristic of Ignatian spirituality: reflection upon lived experience. The Center's website features spiritual essays, exercises, publications and many other informational materials.
Founded in 2000, Charis Ministries provides opportunities for peer-led retreats in the Ignatian tradition to those in their 20s and 30s. Retreats are offered in Chicago and, through the Charis Partner Program, in 40 cities throughout the country, including specific initiatives to serve Hispanic young adults and active duty military personnel.
Creighton University Online Resources
The Creighton Online Ministry website is produced by the Collaborative Ministry Office at Creighton University. Highlights of the website include: daily reflections; an online retreat (notably, offered in nine languages); the Stations of the Cross; a weekly guide for daily prayer; audio retreats; and Creighton student daily reflections.
Fordham University's Office of Mission and Ministry
Learn about Fordham's Office of Mission and Ministry, which houses the University's Office of Campus Ministry, Center on Religion and Culture, Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice and Global Outreach Program.
Higher Education Secretariat of the Jesuit Curia
"The Higher Education Secretariat promotes the Jesuit identity of Jesuit higher education institutions worldwide; assists in coordinating the activities among regional associations developing a network across regions and cultures; encourages networking among Jesuit universities worldwide to address current global issues on a global level; assists in developing or improving Jesuit colleges/universities in countries in need, and maintains global database for higher education." - Source: sjweb.info
Ignatian Colleagues Network (Vimeo)
Ignatian School of Spirituality
The Ignatian School of Spirituality (EIDES for its Spanish acronym) was created some years ago by the Tarraconense Province of the Society of Jesus for the purpose of studying and making known the treasures that Ignatian spirituality offers the Church. EIDES forms part of Cristianisme I Justícia, a study center that produces many booklets on social and theological themes from the perspective of faith, justice and Ignatian Spirituality in Catalan and Spanish; beginning in February 2014, EIDES began translating the booklets into English. Visit the following website for more information: www.cristianismeijusticia.net.
Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN)
The Ignatian Solidarity Network promotes leadership and advocacy among students, alumni and other emerging leaders from Jesuit schools, parishes and ministries by educating its members on social justice issues; by mobilizing a national network to address those issues; and by encouraging a life-long commitment to the "service of faith and the promotion of justice."
IgnatianSpirituality.com is a service of Loyola Press, a ministry of the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus. It offers information on and experiences of Ignatian spirituality from Jesuit and Ignatian sources around the world. IgnatianSpirituality.com serves all audiences—the curious, the knowledgeable, and the expert.
International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU)
IAJU seeks to promote collaboration, research and programming within and among Jesuit institutions across the world to advance the following priorities: Expand efforts to bring higher education to the marginalized and the disadvantaged; Promote programs of formation of civic and political leaders to better serve the common good; Promote awareness and a sense of urgency for an integrated economic and environmental justice; Increase efforts to better preserve and develop the Ignatian character of member schools through the formation of lay and Jesuit leadership; Promote interfaith dialogue and collaboration on member campuses; Promote the study and practice of peace and reconciliation through programs that build bridges and teach critical skills.
International Association of Jesuit Engineering Schools (IAJES)
The IAJES regularly hosts conferences and gatherings for the roughly 50 Jesuit schools of engineering across the world.
Jesuit Friends & Alumni Network
The mission of the Jesuit Friends and Alumni Network (JFAN) is to gather those who share a fidelity to the Jesuit mission and a desire for the spirituality of Saint Ignatius to inspire their lives. The various JFAN clubs across the nation encourage those shaped by experiences with Jesuit institutions and ministries to answer the call to be men and women for and with others.
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal (JHE) is a scholarly online, open access journal. An initiative of Regis University, JHE is scholarly and peer reviewed, and focuses on the development, advancement and critique of higher education in the Jesuit tradition. The Journal provides publishing opportunities for faculty and scholars at Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. JHE hopes to support a new online community of scholars and scholarship in Jesuit higher education.
Jesuit Leadership Seminar
With the support of the presidents of the 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities offers the Jesuit Leadership Seminar. Its goal is to contribute to the formation of administrators in Jesuit colleges and universities who will, in the words of St. Ignatius Loyola, “Go out and set the world on fire!” Participants in the Jesuit Leadership Seminar are introduced to the foundations of Jesuit education and actively engage in discussions with peers from around the country on how the Jesuit educational tradition may be applied in the everyday work of university decision making.
Jesuit Online Bibliography
The Jesuit Online Bibliography is a free, collaborative, multilingual, and fully searchable database of bibliographic records for scholarship in Jesuit Studies produced in the 21st century. This project (co-founded by Boston College) provides the citations, abstracts, subject categories, and direct links to books, book chapters, journal articles, book reviews, and other works related to the study of Jesuit history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogy.
JesuitPrayer.org is produced in partnership with Magis Center for Catholic Spirituality, Loyola Press, Rev. Mark Link, S.J. and SOL, LLC. Visitors to the website can find daily reflections, submit prayer requests and download the JesuitPrayer app for smartphones.
Jesuit Schools Network
The Jesuit Schools Network promotes the mission and identity of the Jesuit high schools in North America, and it works to strengthen those institutions. A listing of Jesuit high schools can be found here.
Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL)
Jesuit Worldwide Learning provides equitable high quality tertiary learning to people and communities at the margins of societies - be it through poverty, location, lack of opportunity, conflict or forced displacement – so all can contribute their knowledge and voices to the global community of learners and together foster hope to create a more peaceful and humane world.
Loyola Press is a Jesuit ministry serving the Catholic community in faith formation, education, and spiritual growth since its founding in 1912. It is a nonprofit apostolate of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus committed to service by publishing books and resources on a wide variety of topics including prayer, Catholic life, history, and Ignatian spirituality.
Moments for Mission (Gonzaga University)
Gonzaga University's Office of Mission produces monthly Moments for Mission, reflections from Gonzaga's Vice President for Mission on topics ranging from discernment to celebrations of feast days throughout the Catholic calendar.
Office of Ignatian Spirituality
The Office of Ignatian Spirituality (formerly known as the Jesuit Collaborative) serves as a network of persons and groups involved in Ignatian spiritual ministries from North Carolina to Maine, enabling them to share personnel, practices, programs and other resources, while providing the flexibility and cooperation required to engage the needs of our time. Among these needs are a new mission of outreach to groups who have not traditionally been served by the Jesuits, and the preparation of the next generation of directors, so as to ensure that the legacy of St. Ignatius can continue nourish the spiritual lives of many.
Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer)
The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) addresses the challenges facing humanity and assists the mission of the Church. Members pray and work to meet the challenges of the world identified by the Pope in his monthly intentions, while walking a spiritual path called the “Way of the Heart.”
Regis University Jesuit Values
Learn about key values in Jesuit higher education by visiting the Regis University Jesuit Values webpage. Such key values include cura personalis, finding God in all things, and being men and women for and with others.
The Jesuit Post
The Jesuit Post (TJP) offers a Jesuit, Catholic perspective on the contemporary world by Jesuits in formation, who are supported and published by America Media. Nearly all of the contributors are not-yet-ordained Jesuits studying theology or philosophy, or working in Jesuit ministries. Several recently ordained Jesuits also contribute to our work. On the whole, about 50 Jesuits are currently involved in the project.
The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought and the Ignatian Tradition
The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought and the Ignatian Tradition advances the scholarship and application of the Catholic intellectual and Ignatian traditions in the Church and society with an emphasis on social concerns. Drawing upon the rich diversity of the University of San Francisco, the San Francisco Bay Area and the international Society of Jesus, the Center supports research, teaching and action to promote and engage Catholic social thought especially in response to contemporary issues.
The Portal to Jesuit Studies
A free service provided by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, the Portal to Jesuit Studies offers informed direction to some of the richest materials associated with the Society of Jesus located at a variety of websites. The Portal grants online access to a curated and fully searchable collection of important primary sources and some of the latest secondary scholarship related to the history, spirituality, educational heritage, and pedagogy approach of the Society of Jesus. The Portal also hosts online resources, such as key documents in Jesuit history and a forthcoming lexicon of Jesuit terminology.
ThinkJESUIT is the vocations website of the Midwest Jesuit Province. The Jesuits are a men’s Religious Order in the Catholic Church. Explore this site to learn more about the Jesuits — who they are, what they do, and how to become a Jesuit.
UDMcasts from the UDM Mission and Identity Retreat
The UDM Mission and Identity Retreat is a way to spread an understanding of the core intentions of University of Detroit Mercy. For guidance in these questions, make some time to view or listen to recordings on this webpage from the March 2013 UDM Mission & Identity Retreat, led by John Staudenmaier, S.J., Assistant to the President for Mission & Identity.
Xavier University's Jesuit Resource Guide
Xavier University's Jesuit Resource Guide is a repository of publications, online seminars, daily reflections, etc. for Jesuit education and Ignatian spirituality gathered and developed by the faculty and staff of Xavier's Center for Mission and Identity.