Arrupe Seminar Now Open to Alumni

Posted by Corinne Pann, Director, Marketing and Communications, SU Alumni Association on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:44 AM PDT

Alumni now have the opportunity to join faculty and staff in the Arrupe Seminar, a year-long exploration of the history, spirituality and educational vision of the Jesuits, with a specific focus on how this tradition is relevant to the current challenges and opportunities at Seattle University.

The seminar will start in October and runs for 15 sessions on Tuesdays from 3:45-5:35 p.m. or Wednesdays from 8-9:50 a.m., ending in May.

Previously open to faculty and staff only, alumni are now invited to participate. One alum who is also a staff member says about the seminar, “I am an alum and have worked here for 2 years, but this seminar really brought it all together for me.”

The seminar is available to people of all faith traditions, no faith background, atheists, and all seekers. It explores the spirituality of the Jesuits in order to understand the foundations of Jesuit education with a lens toward uncovering the mysteries of the human experience.

Through readings, presentations and discussions, seminar participants learn about the life of St. Ignatius, the tradition of personal and communal discernment, Ignatian spirituality, the commitment to justice in Jesuit education, the key role of laywomen within Jesuit ministries, and the relevance of the Jesuit heritage to the challenges and possibilities facing SU today.

The seminar is free of charge and participants will be provided with reading materials and refreshments.

Email arrupeseminar@seattleu.edu for information or to register.