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Ignatian Heritage Week
To honor the living legacy of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, Rockhurst University is celebrating Ignatian Heritage Week with a variety of activities.

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
6 p.m. Student Mass, St. Francis Xavier Parish – The Rev. Hung T. Pham, S.J., professor of Ignatian spirituality, will preside

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
Daily Examen at the St. Ignatius statue
Fr. Hung Pham will visit select classes
4 p.m. Presentation on cura personalis by Fr. Hung Pham in Mabee Chapel

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014
10:30 a.m. Mass of the Holy Spirit, St. Francis Xavier Parish
Lunch on Kinerk Commons
Daily Examen at the St. Ignatius statue
Fr. Hung Pham will visit select classes
Ignatian artist Holly Schapker will visit select classes

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
Daily Examen at the St. Ignatius statue
Fr. Hung Pham will visit select classes
Schapker will visit select classes
7 p.m. Presentation by Holly Schapker one her Ignatian art work, Greenlease Library, reception to follow

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
3:30 p.m. Faculty-staff discussion on the book Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads by Chris Lowney, Massman Hall
Daily Examen at the St. Ignatius statue

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Daily Examen at the St. Ignatius statue

Activities through the Week
Daily Examen

Led by students each day at the St. Ignatius statue; it is a time for prayer and reflection in the midst of our busy days. To help out please contact Dr. Glenn Young.

Dress Iggy Contest
Attention all student organizations: Think you have what it takes to give us the best dressed Iggy?  Show us what you’ve got!

The Mission and Ministry Committee is sponsoring the "Dress Iggy" contest as part of Ignatian Heritage Week. Student organizations and residence halls are invited to participate in the competition. The winning organization will receive a $100 prize!

All interested groups must sign up for a 30-minute time slot with the Office of Mission and Ministry between Monday, Sept. 9, and Thursday, Sept. 11. You will have 30 minutes to dress the statue of St. Ignatius and take a photograph of your entry (then remove his costume before the next contestants arrive). Please send the photo to Dr. Ellen Spake in the mission and ministry office. Don't forget to include the name of your organization and name of a contact person. All entries must be submitted by noon on Thursday, Sept. 11. The winner will be announced by noon on Friday, Sept. 12.

All entries should be done tastefully and respectfully. Entries may include a Renaissance theme (the time of Ignatius), but it is not mandatory.

Accept the Challenge: Six Word Story Contest
Think of our Ignatian heritage. Now, do you think you can you write the Ignatian story in six words?
A six-word story should provide a movement of experience, discernment and action that gives the sense of a complete story transpiring in a moment’s reading. If you think you have the perfect story, tweet it using #rusixwords or send it to Mary Cary by noon on Thursday, Sept. 11. Winners will be announced at noon on Friday, Sept. 12.