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Our Way of Proceeding

St. Ignatius of Loyola understood himself as a pilgrim, one on journey, intently leaning in. Perhaps we can each glimpse ourselves in this image. We are individuals on journeys in pursuit of the magis, the “more,” in pursuit of deeper understanding, fuller flourishing, greater love - God. Yet, none of us journeys alone; we do so as companions. And, as we journey – Rockhurst, together, collectively animating the University’s mission – let us always strive to:

  • Exercise care for one another and ourselves
  • Engage complexities and, in dialogue, seek understanding
  • Embody love through action


Photo by: Miriam Koopman


Exercise Care

While none of us have uncovered the “easy” button to help navigate life’s complexities, our mission and core values remind us that we can and should regularly hit the “pause” button. As we journey, may we pause often to reflect upon how well we are exercising care for one another and for ourselves, always striving to demonstrate greater care. Avail yourselves of some of the resources available to help promote care:

Midweek “Pause Point”

A new offering through the Office of Mission and Ministry, Midweek “Pause Points” are an opportunity for Rockhurst companions to hit the "pause" button for a brief moment, intentionally inviting us to be, breathe and reflect in community.

When: 4 pm on Wednesday afternoons Fall 2020

Who: All are welcome; join in as you are able! Facilitators will vary, as will content.

Where: Virtually. Zoom details provided upon completion of interest form.

Length: No more than 15 minutes. (We're not kidding about it being "brief"!)

Mental Health Resources

Physical Health Resources

Spiritual Health Resources

Cura Communities


Engage Complexity

Our contemporary reality offers no shortage of invitations to embody our mission’s summons to “engage the complexities of the world and to serve as compassionate thoughtful leaders”; indeed, our times cry out for such engagement and service. As people for and with others in the Jesuit tradition, may we readily employ the Principles for Ignatian Conversation, seeking always to pursue and promote dialogue marked by commitment, openness, respect, gratitude, generosity and love. 

 

Embody Love

“Love is shown more in deeds than in words.” These words of St. Ignatius of Loyola are familiar to many and an important reminder that above all love is a verb. To love one another, to demonstrate mutual concern and will good for one another, requires that we labor for the good, that we labor for justice in love. Following are a sampling of opportunities to concretely put love into action.

 

One-Time Events:

  • October 28: Midweek Pause Point, 4–4:15 p.m. via Zoom
  • November 2: Midnight Breakfast sponsored by Student Senate, TMDR (4-6:30pm)
  • November 2: Last Lecture sponsored by Student Senate, SCI 115 or Zoom (9pm)
  • November 3: Election Day - VOTE!
  • November 3: Multi-faith Prayers offered by SEEK, Rockhurst’s Interfaith Council, Instagram: @RUCampMinistry, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12am,1:00pm
  • November 3: Self-care Kits provided by SEEK, Arrupe Lobby, 10am – 3pm
  • November 3: Mass, Mabee Chapel (12noon)
  • November 3: Eucharistic Adoration, Mabee Chapel, (12:30-9pm) Sign up here.
  • November 3: St. Francis Xavier Church is open from for prayer (8am-8pm)
  • November 4: Midweek Pause Point, via Zoom (4-4:15pm)
  • November 4: “Where do we go from here?: Chaos or Community” RU Voting Post-election Dialogue Series, Part 1: Exercising Care, (7pm) Sign up here.
  • November 6: Public Witness and Candlelight Service for Unity, 52nd and Troost with SFX Parish (4:30-5:30pm)
  • November 7: Jerusalem Farms Service Project co-sponsored by Campus Ministry & Voices for Justice (8am – 1pm) Sign up here.
  • November 11: Midweek Pause Point, 4–4:15 p.m. via Zoom
  • November 11: “Where do we go from here?: Chaos or Community” RU Voting Post-election Dialogue Series, Part 2: Seeking Understanding, (7pm) Sign up here.
  • November 12: Educate-Organize-Advocate Conference
  • November 12: Serve meal at Cherith Brook Catholic Worker, 4 – 7:30pm. Sign up here.
  • November 13: Public Witness for Racial Equality, 4:30-5:30 at 52nd and Troost with SFX Parish
  • November 18: Midweek Pause Point, 4–4:15 p.m. via Zoom
  • November 18: “Where do we go from here?: Chaos or Community” RU Voting Post-election Dialogue Series, Part 3: Embodying Love, (7pm) Sign up here.

 

On-going Opportunities: