The Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola is an important spiritual milestone each year for Jesuit Schools and Ignatian organisations alike. While most schools are on Summer Holiday in the Northern Hemisphere, schools in the Southern Hemisphere are in full swing of their academic year.
Here are 10 ways schools are invited to celebrate this special feast.
Celebrate the lasting legacy of St. Ignatius of Loyola in your schools.
Kindly invite parents and Alumni too to be part of your celebration.
- Put up informative flex or written posters and Quotes of St. Ignatius for all to read.
- Have well prepared holy Eucharist for Catholic students, Alumni and Parents.
- Invite our nearby Jesuits to address on an Ignatian theme during the Assembly for 9 days (Novena Days).
- Invite local officials and Civil authorities to share your joy on the Feast day.
- Ask your students club to put up an exhibition on Jesuit legacy through history.
- Conduct a special prayer service for world peace on or before 31st July and invite the entire school and parents.
- Prepare students to give speeches on the Contributions done by Jesuits in any field.
- Show short videos on St. Ignatius and his life.
- Have friendly matches between students and teachers. This will be remembered by all the students in the later ages too.
- Have reflective, discerned project for the poor and the needy during the month. Involve Alumni too in this.
This way we can make a serious and positive impact on all our stake holders on the feast of our Founder Father.
May God bless all of you!
(Written to the Jesuit Schools in the South Asia Region by Fr. Sunny Jacob, SJ, Secretary JEA, South Asia)
There is a wealth of resources, articles, videos, reflections, prayers relating to St. Ignatius and Ignatian Spirituality on www.ignatianspirituality.com
Featured photo credit: Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland