Last term I began sharing the Characteristics of a Jesuit Education in this column. So far we’ve looked at the first three.
The fourth characteristic of a Jesuit education is a worldview that is centred on the historical person of Jesus Christ. In Ignatian thought, Christ is the model for human life because of his total response to the Father’s love in the service of others. Christ shares our human condition and invites us to follow him under the standard of the Cross, in loving response to the Father. He is alive in our midst and remains the Man for others in the service of God.
Therefore Jesuit education:
- Proposes Christ as the model of human life;
- Provides pastoral care to each student; and
- Celebrates faith in personal and community prayer, worship and service.
This affects all we do at the College as we live out the Gospel values that Jesus promoted; of a preferential option for the poor; caring for all in our community; and finding God in all things.
Mrs Jacquie McCabe
Head of Ethos