Jesuit martyrs honored

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ) is organizing multiple events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter during the Salvadoran Civil War at the Central American University in El Salvador. The events include a display of Mary Pimmel-Freeman’s watercolor portraits of the eight victims, hung by the entrance to the CFJ office. In addition, the CFJ partnered with student organization Voices of Solidarity (VOS) on Nov. 10 to erect crosses for the victims of the civil war. VOS placed 14 crosses to represent … Continue reading Jesuit martyrs honored

Rev. Cardenal discusses Jesuit education

By: Matt Ahlgren ~Guest Writer~ Rev. Fernando Cardenal, S.J., is an internationally recognized authority on Jesuit education. He served as the Education Minister of Nicaragua from 1984-1990. During his tenure as director of the literacy campaign in 1980, the literacy rate in Nicaragua increased from about 50 percent to about 85 percent. Cardenal spoke to Xavier students at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23 in Kennedy Auditorium. Guest Writer Matt Ahlgren conducted a follow-up interview, interpreted by Professor Irene Hodgson. The full interview transcript can be found at XU: What do you think are some important ways to ensure that … Continue reading Rev. Cardenal discusses Jesuit education

Definining Jesuit values

What’s behind the buzzwords? What does it mean to be a Jesuit, Catholic university? Well, I’m not sure, but this may be the year that students find out. This year is a special one at Xavier, or at least it ought to be. This year marks several important anniversaries: it is the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus after it was suppressed for 41 years at the behest of the monarchs of Western Europe, and it is the 25th anniversary of the martyrdom of six Jesuits at the Universidad Centroamericana, the Jesuit university in San Salvador, … Continue reading Definining Jesuit values