Ignatian Heritage Week

The Office of Mission and Ministry will host a month of events in September for Ignatian Heritage Month, its fourth celebration of Rockhurst University’s Jesuit roots honoring the founder of the Society of Jesus, St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Sept. 14- Oct. 1:

Daily Examen, 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Ignatius Statue

Tuesday, Sept. 15:

Wear red for the traditional Jesuit celebration of the beginning of the academic year, the Mass of the Holy Spirit, 10:45 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, with a picnic following on the Kinerk Commons

Wednesday, Sept. 16:

Artist Anne Lindberg, artist for the wisdom core value reflection site inside Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Hall, will present her artwork and talk about its conception, process and significance, 4 p.m., Arrupe Hall 

Monday, Sept. 21:

The Rev. Kevin Burke, S.J., S.T.D., will present “The Beginning of Wisdom: the Challenge of Pedro Arrupe to Jesuit Universities Today” as part of the Visiting Scholar Lecture Series, presented in conjunction with the Center for Arts and Letters and the Thomas More Center for the Study of Catholic Thought and Culture, 7:30 p.m., Arrupe Hall Auditorium

Tuesday, Sept. 22:

The College of Health and Human Services Speaker Series presents Rockhurst President the Rev. Thomas B. Curran, S.J., who will discuss the spiritual and physical aspects of his recent 500-mile walk along the Camino de Santiago, a traditional pilgrimage, 7 p.m., Arrupe Hall Auditorium

Thursday, Sept. 24:

Live watch party for Pope Francis’ address to a joint session of U.S. Congress, 8 a.m., Arrupe Hall Auditorium

A faculty-staff Ignatian education book discussion group will also meet throughout the year.

Two contests will also be held throughout the month in conjunction with Ignatian Heritage Month: an Ignatian six-word short story contest and the Dress Iggy contest, with entries submitted during orientation and voted on during September.