Monday, March 25, 2013
Remembering our Mission, Imagining our Future - Part II
The Jesuits of Saint Louis University have organized a Jesuit Mission Series for the SLU community. The three-part series began on February 28, with a presentation by Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ, on our “Catholic and Jesuit Heritage.” The text of Fr. Tetlow’s presentation is available here. A video of the presentation is available here. An introduction to the series by Fr. Patrick Quinn, SJ, is available here.
The second installment of the series takes place this evening – Monday, March 25, 4:00-5:30, in Room 117 of the School of Nursing. Fr. John Padberg, SJ, will address “The Meaning and Purpose of the University.” Fr. Padberg has been the Director of the Institute of Jesuit Sources since 1986. He is renowned for his passionate commitment to scholarship, spirituality, and institutions of learning and culture – and as a storyteller extraordinaire.
Fr. General Kolenbach once said to Fr. Padberg, “Your love of God…has manifested itself in deeds, and not just in words – although quite often your ‘deeds’ have issued in the publication of many ‘words.’ Our Jesuit brotherhood has been richly blessed because of your great passion for our history and our life.” We at SLU have likewise been richly blessed by the presence and contributions of Fr. Padberg.
All are invited – students, staff, faculty, administrators, trustees, alumni. Please join us in reflection and discussion (and refreshments) devoted to helping us as a community to articulate who we are and who we want to be as we move forward in SLU’s history!
Here at the Heithaus Haven, we would like to provide a space in the comments section for continued conversation following the presentation – conversation that we hope will inspire us to action. Please join us in the comments section, following Fr. Padberg’s presentation. Or, if you are so inspired, send us a reflection for publication as a blog post.