The Jesuit Education Ministry includes Jesuit owned and operated schools, university colleges and chaplaincies, affiliated lgnatian schools, and the intellectual apostolate. A Jesuit education has a clear purpose: the development of a well-rounded Christian person of competence, conscience and compassion who will be of service in the world and has the generosity to make a contribution. Historically, Jesuit education has been successful across many cultures because it has adapted to the environment of the learner. Today Jesuit education continues to embrace change in appropriate ways, ensuring that a Jesuit education meets the needs of modern day learners, and develops learners who themselves will strive to contribute meaningfully and to excel. In developing a well rounded Christian person of service in the world, Jesuit education seeks to be world affirming - to reveal a world "charged with the grandeur of God. It encourages study of all reality, promoting the search for God in all things while respecting the infinite variety of ways in which God is revealed to an individual.
Have you ever considered Jesus Christ, the thinker? It is easy to overlook Jesus the Thinker! The gospels dedicate an enormous amount of time and space describing how Jesus engaged the arguments and responded to the attacks that were launched against his truth claims. In doing so, Jesus engaged in a reasoned defense of the faith using critical thinking as one of his primary tools. Above the strategies and specific critical thinking skills Jesus employed, we find Jesus gently and respectfully seeking to persuade his opponents. He was not out to destroy them, but rather to enlighten them. We are called to demolish arguments—not people!
A Jesuit education reflects a centuries-old tradition of intellectual inquiry, Ignatian spirituality and a commitment to social justice. This holistic approach recognizes who you are beyond the classroom and helps you develop your full personal potential. One of our favorite Latin phrases is cura personalis care for the whole person —a core value of Jesuit education. It represents our commitment to making sure your college experience is highly personalized. At Canisius, issues are explored on a deep level.
Julie Kugler Ackley , M. Mentor: Doug Olberding, Ed. Introduction The mission of Xavier University is applicable to each and every Xavier student, no matter in what program that student is enrolled. The University's mission reflects its Jesuit educational traditions and Ignatian pedagogy.