Mission & Identity: Videos
One of the best ways to learn about Jesuit higher education and Ignatian spirituality is through video! The following videos have been produced by Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States and are available to inform and educate all visitors to the AJCU Mission and Identity Library.

If you have a video that you would like featured on the AJCU website, please write to Deanna Howes, AJCU's Director of Communications: dhowes@ajcunet.edu.

Pedro Arrupe Documentary
Georgetown University's documentary on Pedro Arrupe, SJ
Rediscovery and Renewal Part Two
Georgetown University's The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola: Rediscovery and Renewal Part Two
The Olive
An animation based on the life of the founder of the Jesuit order, St. Ignatius of Loyola, written, produced and narrated by Jason Kapell of the Fairfield University Media Center.
Magis Productions
Find out how Jesuits across the world live out the mission of the Society of Jesus in this film narrated by Rev. Don Doll, SJ of Creighton University.

University of Detroit Mercy Mission Retreat - Part 1
University of Detroit Mercy's Rev. John Staudenmaier, SJ discusses the core mission and values of the university.
University of Detroit Mercy Mission Retreat - Part 2
Fr. Staudenmaier discusses what universities do, and what students and faculty hope to achieve in them in part 2 of the UDM video retreat.
University of Detroit Mercy Mission Retreat - Part 3
Following on his previous talk about what the noun "university" means, Fr. Staudenmaier explores the core adjectives of University of Detroit Mercy.
Howard Gray, S.J. on Inter-Religious Dialogue
On the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Rev. Howard Gray, S.J. gave a talk on the components of meaningful dialogue, especially inter-religious dialogue, at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Jesuit 2.0
Revolutionary. Countercultural. The 60s? More like the 1500s. Meet the movement that wasn't afraid to challenge assumptions, question authority — and change the world. See how Marquette interprets the discipline of a Jesuit education amid the chaos of modern life.
Living the Mission: Fordham University's Office of Mission and Ministry
Learn how Fordham student Jaime Rodriguez, Jr. lives the Jesuit mission on Fordham's Lincoln Center campus.
Fordham University Mission Orientation Video
Learn about the many programs and initiatives within Fordham's Office of Mission and Ministry.
University of San Francisco Convocation
The history of the University of San Francisco is chronicled in this new video for the University's convocation.

Finding God In All Things
Xavier University's Center for Mission and Identity produced this introductory video on Ignatian spirituality.
The Suppression of the Society of Jesus
Jesuit historian Matt Dunch, S.J. of Xavier University chronicles the history of the suppression of the Society of Jesus in 18th century Europe.
The Restoration of the Society of Jesus
Jesuit historian Matt Dunch, S.J. of Xavier University chronicles the history of the restoration of the Society of Jesus in 19th century Europe.
Jesuit Resource Core Values
A short video produced by Xavier University about the Core Values of Jesuit education

Rediscovery and Renewal Part 1
A video about the Spiritual Exercises produced by Georgetown University.
In His Image
"In His Image" is a short film documenting the creation of Fairfield University's Saint Ignatius' "Examen" statue, and as the statue goes through its many stages of development, we learn more about Saint Ignatius and Jesuit education.

Quote of the week

“As a product of Catholic schools, continuing my education at a Jesuit institution was a logical part of my journey. The emphasis on using your talents and skills to improve the lives and conditions of others, rather than focusing on personal enrichment, resonated deeply with me. I truly believe that living my life in service of others - both personally and professionally - has allowed me to thrive in unimaginable ways.”
Major General Marcia Anderson, Creighton University '79

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