Let’s resurrect the Ignatian spirit at Xavier

By: Alex Hale ~Staff Writer~ What is the entire purpose of a Jesuit school like Xavier? Why do we attend Xavier? Is it to simply pursue a career? Is it because our parents went here? Do we simply just want that piece of paper at the end of the day that allows us to join the middle class? Or is there a greater purpose to going to a Jesuit school? Xavier as an institution has put its focus on issues like the Pizza ATM and the success of the basketball team to draw prospective students in for admissions. This is … Continue reading Let’s resurrect the Ignatian spirit at Xavier

Xavier Community Celebrates St. Francis Xavier

By: Saunta Anderson To observe the life of St. Francis Xavier, the university’s patron saint, Xavier’s Jesuit community and the Center of Faith and Justice sponsored events on Dec. 3 for community members, including a Mass, open house and discussion over tea and cookies. The events were an opportunity for the Xavier community to learn about St. Xavier’s legacy and his connection to the university. At noon, there was the seventh annual Mass for the Feast Day of St. Francis Xavier in Bellarmine Chapel. After the Mass, people were invited to meet the Jesuits at their residence, at 3844 Victory … Continue reading Xavier Community Celebrates St. Francis Xavier

Year of Faith series concludes at Xavier

By: Joshia Stahl This Thursday, Xavier’s Year of Faith Series will come to an end with the Setting World on Fire. This event features a panel that represents the Xavier community discussing how everyone can serve God in real, concrete ways. The panel is comprised of Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Scott Chadwick, Dr. Steven Frankel, and Xavier Senior Michael Petrany. Setting the world on fire is all about “moving out of ourselves and into the world,” said James Riordan, who has been planning this event. This is also the end of the series on Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises. … Continue reading Year of Faith series concludes at Xavier