Ignatian Heritage Week is a series of events designed to celebrate our heritage of being women and men for and with others. This year’s theme is: “Borders and Frontiers: Answering the Ignatian Call to Peace and Justice”  In choosing this theme, we draw attention to the Jesuit commitment to peace and justice, especially where those who are poor and marginalized live.

Below is the schedule for Ignatian Heritage Week 2016,  which features the Dr. Shirley Seaton Cultural Awareness Series’ Event on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 5:30 pm: “Lessons Learned From My Grandfather: Nonviolence In a Violent World” by Arun Gandhi.

  • Ignatian Heritage Week Schedule:

    • Sunday, January 24
      • 9:00pm: Mass (Church of the Gesu) – Celebrate students living the mission and seeking justice at the frontiers. 9:00pm mass followed by a dessert reception at 10:15pm in Schott Dining Hall.
    • Monday, January 25 
      • 9:00am: Opening of Reflection Space for the Week (D.J. Lombardo Student Center, O’Dea Room) – All week, faculty, staff, and students are invited to take time to reflect in silence on the call to justice in their lives in this transformed space.
      • 2:00pm: Community Update on Mission Initiatives (D.J. Lombardo Student Center, LSC Conference Room) – All are invited to review progress of Fair Trade, sustainability, and other mission priorities.
    • Tuesday, January 26
      • 12:00pm: Music, Prayer, and Reflection in the Ignatian Tradition: The Call for Justice (Dolan Science Center, O’Connell Reading Room) – Lunch included, to RSVP Click Here
      • 5:30pm: Lessons Learned From My Grandfather: Nonviolence In a Violent World by Arun Gandhi (Dolan Science Center, Donahue Auditorium) – Sponsored by the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion.
      • 9:00pm: Festival of Praise: Songs of Peace and Justice (Saint Francis Chapel) – Ecumenical student-run prayer service of Word and song.
    • Wednesday, January 27
      • 3:00pm: In Their Own Voices: A Panel Discussion with Cleveland Refugees (Dolan Science Center, O’Connell Reading Room) Come hear from refugees who have settled in Cleveland and learn about efforts to support them. Moderated by Councilman Joseph Cimperman.
      • 4:00pm: Celebration of Service Award Ceremony (Dolan Science Center, Dolan Atrium) – Presentation of the Curtis W. Miles Faculty Community Service Award, the Staff Service Award, and the George B. Sweeney Campion Award (Student Service Awards) to RSVP Click Here
      • 7:00pm: Spotlight on Jesuit Basketball (DeCarlo Varsity Gym)- Women’s varsity basketball game vs. Heidelberg University
      • 9:30pm: Murphy Mass and Pizza (Murphy Hall, Christi Ignaut Chapel of St. Peter Faber, S.J.)
    • Thursday, January 28
      • 12:00pm: Lunch and Lecture: Reflection and the Call to Justice (D.J. Lombardo Student Center, LSC Conference Room) By Sr. Maria Cimperman, RSCJ, Associate Professor of Theological Ethics at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Lunch included, to RSVP Click Here
      • 3:30-4:45pm Social Analysis: An Overview (D.J. Lombardo Center, LSC Conference Room) Staff and faculty are invited to learn about social analysis in relation to their work with students. By Sr. Maria Cimperman, RSCJ – to register Click Here
    • Friday, January 29
      • 9:00-11:00am: Staff Workshop on Social Analysis (D.J. Lombardo Student Center, LSC Conference Room) By Maria Cimperman, RSCJ – to register Click Here
      • 2:00-4:00pm: Faculty Workshop on Social Analysis (Dolan Science Center, O’Connell Reading Room) By Maria Cimperman, RSCJ – to register  Click Here
    • Saturday, January 3010:00am-3:00pm: Frontiers of Justice Tour– A day-long historical and cultural immersion trip in the neighborhoods of Cleveland. Space is limited.
      • Application available on a “first come first served basis” Submit Application
      • If this event is already full and you wish to be placed on the “wait-list” please email your request to mission@jcu.edu
    • Space: Answering the Call to Peace and Justice: Join us on a walk-through of our Space Retreat, an on-campus, drop-by retreat that you can experience at your own pace. Our theme was Answering the Call to Peace & Justice. Learn about global and local justice issues while reflecting on our call.

We are grateful to the Jesuit Community for making these programs possible through generous donations to the University.