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

Who Do You Want To Be?

A Global School Experience inviting young people to see themselves differently, to discover a path toward the fullness of life, to ask, “Who do I really want to be?”.

This video series includes four videos and pedagogical materials for schools to use during March 2022 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Canonization of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xavier on March 12th. The series will remain available throughout the year.

How can you participate?

We know you are very busy! So, we include lesson plans developed by teachers that can be adapted to meet your circumstances and help you make the most of this experience with minimal effort.

Each Lesson Plan includes:

  • Prayer
  • Prelection 
  • Classroom Activity
  • Reflection points 
  • Discussion topics 
  • Suggested projects 

You can view the videos and access the lessons plans online following the instructions in the tabs below. You can also download all the videos and lesson plans in the “Download Section” on the right.

These videos incorporate moments from the life of Ignatius; characteristics of Ignatian spirituality and Ignatian mission; the influence that each of these components has had on different individuals; and how the dynamics of each are present in our engagement in the Universal Apostolic Preferences.

A detailed and adaptable lesson plan and short video that highlights the spiritual pilgrimage of Ignatius Loyola, introduces students to the guidelines Ignatian Spiritual Conversation and invites students to practice Ignatian Spiritual Conversation following a meditation on “The First Principle and Foundation” in “Showing the Way to God.”

Before Watching The Video

To make the most of the experience, please review the lesson plan then follow the prepared guide or adapt as needed.

READ LESSON PLAN  DOWNLOAD VIDEO

After Watching The Video

The students will be invited to reflect on their experience in this session using the
method of Spiritual Conversations. Please follow the instructions detailed in the “Spiritual Conversations Guide”

READ SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS GUIDE

Join The Conversation

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

You can help us spread the word by sharing your reflections with other educators and the community.

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

A detailed and adaptable lesson plan and short video that highlights the ministry of Saint Peter Claver with the enslaved Africans in Cartagena; invites us to recognize the marginalized in our world; and to consider seven pragmatic steps we can take in “Walking with the Excluded.

Before Watching The Video

To make the most of the experience, please review the lesson plan then follow the prepared guide or adapt as needed.

READ LESSON PLAN  DOWNLOAD VIDEO

After Watching The Video

The students will be invited to reflect on their experience in this session using the method of Spiritual Conversations. Please follow the instructions detailed in the “Spiritual Conversations Guide”

READ SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS GUIDE

Join The Conversation

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

You can help us spread the word by sharing your reflections with other educators and the community.

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

A detailed and adaptable lesson plan and short video that highlights student stories of adult accompaniment; invites students to reflect on their own experience; and share what they believe it means to be accompanied well with the adults in their community as a means for adult reflection and conversation on Ignatian formation in “Journeying with Youth.”

Before Watching The Video

To make the most of the experience, please review the lesson plan then follow the prepared guide or adapt as needed.

READ LESSON PLAN  DOWNLOAD VIDEO

After Watching The Video

The students will be invited to reflect on their experience in this session using the
method of Spiritual Conversations. Please follow the instructions detailed in the “Spiritual Conversations Guide”

READ SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS GUIDE

Join The Conversation

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

You can help us spread the word by sharing your reflections with other educators and the community.

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

A detailed and adaptable lesson plan and short video that highlights the ministry of Father Stan Swamy SJ to the Adivasi people, invites us to reflect on our relationship to God, to others and to Creation; and consider the hopes and challenges in pursuing a viable and enduring earth and a more just world in “Caring for our Common Home.”

Before Watching The Video

To make the most of the experience, please review the lesson plan then follow the prepared guide or adapt as needed.

READ LESSON PLAN  DOWNLOAD VIDEO

After Watching The Video

The students will be invited to reflect on their experience in this session using the method of Spiritual Conversations. Please follow the instructions detailed in the “Spiritual Conversations Guide”

READ SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS GUIDE

Join The Conversation

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

You can help us spread the word by sharing your reflections with other educators and the community.

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