Welcome to part 1 of a series of on-line orientation sessions providing a brief overview of Jesuit heritage and education. Each section includes a short video, selected readings, and reflection questions. Before beginning the video or biography, you may want to take a moment to review and reflect on the questions at the bottom of this page. As you go through each session the reflection questions will help to frame and deepen your understanding of Jesuit heritage and education.
A brief biography of St. Ignatius by George Traub, SJ and Debra Mooney, Ph.D. is A Biography of St Ignatius. Within the biography are hyperlinks to access the Glossary of Jesuit Terms provided by Xavier University. The full glossary is available online here.
Life of Ignatius, adapted from Xavier University’s Trustee orientation, text written by George Traub, S.J. and Debra Mooney, Ph.D., and revised by Peter B. Ely, S.J., video narrated by Peter B. Ely, S.J.