Ateneo Hearter akotungod sa CJE!Find the connectionBetweenCJE and the 7Cs.
St. Ignatius and the JesuitEducation ApostolateThe Society of Jesus was not founded as ateaching order, but the mission eventuallybrought the Jesuits to the frontiers ofeducation.St. Ignatius, whose lack of education broughthim to the attention of the Church andInquisition, saw the value of education to“help souls.”
St. Ignatius and the JesuitEducation ApostolateThe goal of their work (Jesuits) is to provide aplace of encounter between the person andGod. (Formula of Institute)Ignatius saw the opportunity of helping peoplethrough schools.
St. Ignatius and the JesuitEducation ApostolateRatio Studiorum (1599) (Plan of Studies) is ahandbook designed to help teachers andadministrators in Jesuits Schools. Collectionof effective educ. methodsThe Characteristics of Jesuit Education(1987) is the charter for Jesuit schools.
Characteristics of Jesuit Educationby Bruce Bradley, SJ
Jesuit Education…1. finds God in all things2. focuses on Cura Personalis3. forms Moral Values4. is Christ–Centered5. serves the Faith that does Justice6. is part of Church’s Mission7. strives for Excellence in learning andformation8. is working as a Community9. is adaptable and open to Growth
1. finds God in all things(the World is God’s Creation)“The world is charged withthe grandeur of God”(G.M. Hopkins, SJ)Jesuit education isconducted in a spirit ofreverence and from aradically religiousperspective: facilitatingthe discovery of andencounter with God isits core-value.
1. finds God in all things(the World is God’s Creation)The Ignatian World-ViewFor St. Ignatius, God is Creator and Lord, SupremeGoodness, the one Reality that is absolute; all otherreality comes from God and has value only insofar asit leads us to God. This God is present in our lives,“laboring for us” in all things; He can be discovered,through faith, in all natural and human events, inhistory, as a whole, and most especially with thelived experience of each individual person.
2. What corresponding CoreValue/s does this characteristicreflect or translate to?1. How do (did) I find God in myfield of discipline or area of work?
Jesuit education seesthe human person asthe central focus andinsists on individualcare and concern foreach one (“care forthe entire person”).2. focuses on Cura Personalis
2. focuses on Cura PersonalisThe Ignatian World-ViewEach man or woman is personally known and loved byGod. This love invites a response which, to beauthentically human, must be an expression of aradical freedom. Therefore, in order to respond tothe love of God, each person is called to be:-free to give of oneself, while accepting responsibilityfor and the consequences of one’s action: free to befaithful.-free to work in faith toward that true happiness whichis the purpose of life: free to labor with others in theservice of the Kingdom of God for the healing ofcreation.
1. How do I manifest cura personalisto my students or colleagues?2. What corresponding Core Value/sdoes this characteristic reflect ortranslate to?
Jesuit education isessentially value-oriented.Jesuit students are tobe men ofconscience.3. forms Moral Values
3. forms Moral ValuesThe Ignatian World-ViewBecause of sin, and the effects of sin, the freedom torespond to God’s love is not automatic. Aided andstrengthened by the redeeming love of God, we areengaged in an ongoing struggle to recognize andwork against the obstacles that block freedom –including the effects of sinfulness – while developingthe capacities that are necessary for the exercise oftrue freedom.
1. How do (can) I creatively integratemoral values in all my lessons and inall my sessions/meetings?2. What corresponding Core Value/sdoes this characteristic reflect ortranslate to?
Jesus is the model of allhuman life.Jesuit educationfacilitates the intimateand personalrelationship ofstudents with Jesus.4. is Christ-centered
4. is Christ-centeredThe Ignatian World-ViewThe world view of Ignatius is centered on the historicalperson of Jesus Christ. He is the model for humanlife because of his total response to the Father’s lovein the service of others. He shares our humancondition and invites us to follow him under thestandard of the cross, in loving response to theFather. He is alive in our midst and remains the Manfor others in the service of God.
1. How do (can) I inspire students toimitate Jesus Christ, the Man forothers?2. What corresponding Core Value/sdoes this characteristic reflect ortranslate to?
The goal of IgnatianEducation is to formstudents who will seethemselves as “Men andWomen for Others”–men and women wholive their lives in theservice of others,especially those most inneed.5. serves the Faith thatdoes Justice
5. serves the Faith that doesJusticeThe Ignatian World-ViewA loving and free response to God’s love cannot bemerely speculative or theoretical. No matter whatthe cost, speculative principles must lead to decisionaction: “love is shown in deeds”.Ignatius asks for the total and active commitment ofmen and women who, to imitate and be more likeChrist, will put their ideals into practice in the realworld of the family, business, social movements,political and legal structures and religious activities.
1. How do (can) I manifest concern forthe poor and esteem for human dignityin my daily contact with students?2. What corresponding Core Value/sdoes this characteristic reflect ortranslate to?
Ignatius founded theSociety of Jesus – andthe Jesuit schools – aspart of universalChurch’s mission.6. is part of the Church’sMission
6. is part of the Church’sMissionThe Ignatian World-ViewFor Ignatius, the response to the call of Christ is madein and through the Roman Catholic Church, theinstrument through which Christ is sacramentallypresent in the world. Mary, the Mother of Jesus, isthe model of this response. Ignatius and his firstcompanions all were ordained as priests and theyput the Society of Jesus at the service of the Vicar ofChrist, “to go to any place whatsoever where hejudges it expedient to send them for the greater gloryof God and the good of souls’.
1. How do (can) I foster involvementand service to the local church?2. What corresponding Core Value/sdoes this characteristic reflect ortranslate to?
Magis(to do more & be more! )forAMDG!7. pursues Excellence inlearning and formation“What have I done forChrist?What am I doing forChrist?What more can I do forChrist?”
7. pursues Excellence inlearning and formationThe Ignatian World-ViewRepeatedly, Ignatius insisted on the “magis” – themore. His constant concern was for the greaterservice of God through a closer following of Christand that concern flowed into all the apostolic workof the first companions. The concrete response toGod must be “of greater value”.
1. As an educator-formator, how do(can) I serve as “witness to excellence”?2. What corresponding Core Value/sdoes this characteristic reflect ortranslate to?
Jesuits, staff, and laycollaborate in service ofshared values.8. is working as a Community
8. is working as a CommunityThe Ignatian World-ViewAs Ignatius came to know the love of God revealedthrough Christ and began to respond by givinghimself to the service of the Kingdom of God heshared his experience and attracted companions whobecame “friends in the Lord”, for the service ofothers. The strength of a community working inservice of the Kingdom is greater than that of anyindvidual or group of individuals.
1. How do (can) I help build a schoolcommunity that reflects the Kingdom ofGod?2. What corresponding Core Value/sdoes this characteristic reflect ortranslate to?
The habit of reflectionand discernment is partof Jesuit approach toeducation, as toeverything else.9. is adaptable and open togrowth
9. is adaptable and open togrowthThe Ignatian World-ViewFor Ignatius and for his companions, decisions weremade on the basis of an ongoing process ofindividual and communal “discernment” donealways in context of prayer. Through prayerfulreflection on the results of their activities, thecompanions reviewed past decisions and madeadaptations in their methods in a constant searchfor greater service to God (“magis”).
1. How do (can) I nourish a habit ofreflection and discernment?2. What corresponding Core Value/sdoes this characteristic reflect ortranslate to?
Jesuit Education…1. finds God in all things2. focuses on Cura Personalis3. forms Moral Values4. is Christ –Centered5. serves the Faith that does Justice6. is part of Church’s Mission7. strives for Excellence in learning andformation8. is working as a Community9. is adaptable and open to Growth