The Arrupe Seminar on the Foundations and Vision of Jesuit Education is a great opportunity, within a lively, interesting discussion with your peers, to deepen your understanding of the Jesuit foundations of Seattle University. Click here for the 2015-16 schedule. The 2015-16 syllabus can be viewed here.
…this seminar has encouraged me to explore research topics
related to Jesuit education. I am attending the Colleagues in Jesuit Business
Education conference this summer to interact with other Jesuit educators who
share similar interests. I am developing a research project to test the impact
of Jesuit education on ethics in business. The Arrupe Seminar has changed my
view of students; I am committed to forming a relationship with any students who
are open to dialogue. I believe a personal relationship between faculty and
students helps complete the educational process. I also hope to pass on the
concepts of Ignatian spirituality to my students. The beauty of Ignatian
spirituality is the inclusiveness and non-judgmental aspects of the
I have learned to appreciate the methods by which the Society works. It seems that things don’t happen by chance but rather through a process of discernment, but always looking back to the grand design of Ignatius. I have come to really appreciate the early Jesuits, such as Ricci and di Nobili. They were very courageous and had an amazing ability to work within a culture while acknowledging and using the richness of that culture in their work.
Even after receiving a degree in Biblical Studies at Catholic University of America and being taught by Jesuits there, I still did not have the language to capture my experience at Bellarmine with a spiritual language. Now, after experiencing the Arrupe Seminar, I feel like I have a language to capture my experience and relate it to my area of research, the New Testament.