Jesuit Traditions

Ite Inflammate Omnia: Setting the World on Fire with Learning

Ite Inflammate Omnia: Setting  the World on Fire with Learning

Globalization has been growing for centuries. But the speed of communication and exchange today, and the concomitant complexity of interaction among diverse people and places, has intensified its importance.

Collaboration at the Heart of Mission: A Laywoman's View of Jesuit Higher Education

Collaboration at the Heart of Mission: A Laywoman's View of Jesuit Higher Education

In the spirit of advancing conversation, this article revisits "Just Listen: The Situation of Women in Jesuit Higher Education” (Conversations 29, Spring 2006).

Sport and the Spirit of Jesuit Education

Sport and the Spirit of Jesuit Education

In the most recent issue of Conversations (Fall 2015, No. 48), I wrote about how the emergence of the market society in the United States was negatively impacting intercollegiate athletics because it was “crowding out non-market values worth caring about.”

Integrating Ignatian Pedagogy and Nursing Values

Integrating Ignatian Pedagogy and Nursing Values

Preliminary to a curriculum revision, the College of Nursing at Seattle University began a process of discerning who are we, what are our foundational values as an institution and a profession, and how do we believe nursing education should commence?   A hallmark of the Jesuit tradition is certainly caring for the sick, poor, and marginalized.  

Finding God in All Things: Sex, Relationships, and Jesuit Identity

Finding God in All Things: Sex, Relationships, and Jesuit Identity

Fostering an openness to transcendence is one of the graces of teaching in a Jesuit university. We help our students to know God better by helping them to engage more deeply in the world. 

The People's Pope

The People's Pope

In just short of 18 months, the new pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who took the name Francis, has captured the world’s imagination and brought a remarkably bright new image to the Catholic Church.

A Committed Life

A Committed Life

I began my professional life full of illusion. I had written my dissertation on Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Golden Age Spain’s greatest Catholic playwright, and although I was a committed atheist, Calderón’s message of personal responsibility, commitment to others, and service to a greater cause resonated with me.