Jesuit Values and Spirituality Programs
Posted by President Stephen Sundborg, S.J. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 3:25 PM PDT
As President of Seattle University, I want to take the opportunity to share an update with you about increased offerings of resources of Ignatian spirituality for all our alumni.
I believe that you as alumni would agree that one of the strengths of your experience at Seattle U was a grounding in Jesuit values and spirituality. I hope you believe along with me that the continuation of these values in your lives and work is important for the fulfilment of our university’s mission as well as your own personal mission.
We have decided to put a greater emphasis on making available to our alumni this tradition based in our mission and spirituality. For the past 10 years we have directed specific efforts toward alumni from all Jesuit colleges and universities in the Puget Sound region. This program has been called Magis: Alumni Living the Mission. We have decided to redirect these efforts toward offering greater services to all Seattle University alumni.
Within the Seattle University Alumni Association, a new assistant director will be focusing specifically on mission, spirituality, and Ignatian leadership to better engage our alumni. I’m very pleased that we are able to move in this direction and expand opportunities in these areas for our alumni as a continuation of your Seattle U experience.
I invite you to come and learn more about the launch of these new initiatives and to help develop the future during Grand Reunion Weekend, May 5 – 7. You can find more information about the weekend and the May 7 mass and brunch to celebrate the Spirit of Magis at www.seattleu.edu/reunions.
In the meantime, I extend to you my prayers and best wishes this Easter.
Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.