Who Do You Want To Be? A Global School Experience inviting young people to discover a path toward the fullness of life.Participate here

Accompanied by the Spirit of Healing Global Advent Retreat 2020

This live online retreat is a unique opportunity for faculty and staff in Jesuit and Ignatian schools around the world to have an experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola via live presentations, personal reflection and group sharing. This global retreat leverages Ignatian Prayer and Spirituality and is facilitated by two Jesuits, with vast experience in leading and accompanying school retreats. No previous experience is necessary. Come one, come all.  

“On Earth as it is in Heaven – A Global Ignatian Retreat Experience for Educators” is A four-day Online live Global Retreat for Ignatian Educators led by Casey Beaumier SJ and Patrick Nolan SJ.  Fr. Casey and Fr. Patrick are experienced retreat leaders in high schools in the USA.  

About the Retreat Leaders:  

Fr. Casey Beaumier SJ is the Vice President and University Secretary Director, Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College, and Fr. Patrick Nolan SJ is the Assistant Director of Enrollment Management for the Office of Ignatian Mission and Identity of Boston College High School 

Why might this be for you 

  • some Ignatian sustenance for your soul at a time of uncertainty 
  • an opportunity to be in retreat with new companions from Jesuit schools across the world 
  • a retreat experience you may wish to bring to your school in the months ahead 

The Apostolate and First Principle and Foundation

Grace
To receive a new heart—the heart of Christ Jesus—as an image of hope for the beginning of the new school year

Particular Grace
To live a life in praise of God’s goodness, rooted in holy Christian indifference, in order to grow in sincere freedom

First Principle and Foundation
Human beings are created to praise, reverence, and serve God our Lord, and by means of doing this to save their souls. Every other thing on the face of the earth is created for human beings, to help them in the pursuit of the end for which they are created … We are to make ourselves indifferent to all created things.

Sacred Scripture
Ezekiel 36 I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you.

Questions for Prayerful Consideration

Take a minute to pause and reflect on what you just saw. Think about the following questions. Again, you may choose to reflect on them individually or discuss them with some colleagues.

  • How do I desire to praise, reverence, and serve the Lord in my life at Rockhurst?
  • How do I feel about holy Christian indifference, especially with regard to my work at the school?

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Post your reflections, thoughts, feelings, questions, or prayers here.

You can continue here the conversation started in the live retreat by sharing your reflections with other participants and the community.

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The Call: An Invitation to a Relationship

One Universal Apostolic Preference* that is clearly central to our work in education is

“to accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future.”

  • In what way can we accompany our students in their journey?

It is important to understand what this accompaniment means and what it entails. Watch this short clip and tell us what you think (transcript HERE).

Reflect On Your Experience

Pause after watching the video and reflect on the experience. Reflect on the following questions, or discuss them with a group.

  • What struck you about the clip? What is your main takeaway from the video?
  • Two temptations against deep thinking were mentioned in the clip: Fundamentalism (only one correct answer) and Relativism (all answers are equally correct). Given your personality and beliefs, which is the greater temptation for you? In short, what is your greater inclination? Where would you locate yourself in this continuum?
  • What are some of the challenges and issues that you might face when you respond to this UAP to accompany young people?
  • The UAP invites us to accompany the youth rather than to take the lead and to teach them, as we educators are more accustomed to. What do you think does this mean in light of what our former Superior General, Fr. Adolfo Nicolas SJ, has described as “the globalization of superficiality”? What does it mean for our mission today to EDUCATE FOR DEPTH?

Act

In response, you may choose to do any of the following. Feel free to come back and do them all!

Join The Conversation

Post your reflections, thoughts, feelings, questions, or prayers here.

Ideas from this global conversation will be shared with the participants at the upcoming II JESEDU-Jogja2020 by sharing your reflections.

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Context

One Universal Apostolic Preference* that emerged from the discernment of the Universal Society of Jesus is

“to show the way to God through discernment and the Spiritual Exercises.”

  • In what way can we show our students the way to God?

This direction from the Universal Apostolic Preferences isn’t as simple as we would like to think. Watch this short clip and tell us what you think (transcript HERE)

Reflect On Your Experience

Take a minute to pause and reflect on what you just saw. Think about the following questions. You may choose to reflect on them individually or discuss them with some colleagues.

  • What struck you about the clip? What is your main takeaway from the video?
  • Among the three ways of choosing mentioned in the video, which one do you think is prevalent among MOST of the students and teachers in your school? Choosing based on Instincts (Pleasure and Pain), Morality (Good and Evil), or Discernment (Good and Greater Good)
  • What are some of the challenges and issues that you might face when you respond to this UAP?
  • The UAP invites us to show the way to God rather than to tell others about it. What do you think are some of its implications on our mission to EDUCATE FOR FAITH?

Act

In response, you may choose to do any of the following. Feel free to come back and do them all!

Join The Conversation

Post your reflections, thoughts, feelings, questions, or prayers here.

Ideas from this global conversation will be shared with the participants at the upcoming II JESEDU-Jogja2020 by sharing your reflections.

Read what your fellow Ignatian educators belonging to our global network are saying.

View All Comments

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For more information about the II Colloquium for Jesuit School Leaders

visit the JESEDU-Jogja2020 Website