Nov. 2, 2017 - This past October, St. Ignatius School in the Bronx, pursued the magis and took its annual Anti-Bullying Month a step further by donning the new name, Unity Month. While the school set the standard that bullying is not welcome in their community, individuals were challenged to step outside of their comfort zones and share the many beautiful identities that make them who they are.
Throughout the month, students and faculty explored their own identities and were given a chance to discuss them with each other. This pushed individuals to talk to other members of the school community who they do not normally talk to. While it was difficult for some of the community to reach out like this, they reminded that St. Ignatius is a safe place.
The capstone of the month was the Unity Day mural, pictured below. The mural illustrates that each individual is unique, and when they come together, all of their identities make a community diverse and beautiful. It is a visual testimony of the cura personalis that the students and teachers celebrate as a Jesuit school. The mural is also a reminder that there is no room for bullying in the classroom and all are welcome at St. Ignatius School.
Jan. 18, 2018 - On Sat., Jan. 20, at 2 p.m., Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ, will speak at San Damiano Hall in St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City, about the extrajudicial killings currently taking place in the Philippines.
This past Saturday, the Hispanic Ministry of the Office of Ignatian Spirituality facilitated the first session of the School of Ignatian Spirituality (the “Escuela”) at St. Ignatius Parish in Chestnut Hill, MA. Seventeen people attended this day-long formation session, which focused on Ignatian forms of prayer.
Jan. 9, 2018 - Dr. Thomas de Quesada, current Dean of Men at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, has been named the next principal of Fairfield Prep. Dr. de Quesada will assume this new role on July 1, 2018.
In his first video of 2018, Pope Francis spoke on his January intention, religious minorities in Asia. “Let us pray for all of them so that Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.”