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 current seminar schedule.
…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.