Thursday, October 27, 2016

Campus Involvement: Celebrating Ignatian Week as a Resident Assistant

             One of my favorite parts about being a Resident Assistant at Fordham is getting to plan programs for my residents.  This week, I am hosting a talk given by Mrs. Carol Gibney, the Assistant Director of Campus Ministry for Faith Formation and Sacraments at Rose Hill.  Mrs. Gibney will be coming to my Residence Hall for dinner and a discussion about the life of Saint Ignatius.  She will also be leading a guided meditation and speaking about ways to live out Ignatian teaching as a college student.  This program is a timely event, since Ignatian week begins this Sunday, on October 30th, and lasts until November 7th.  
Fordham's Campus Ministry Staff

         As a Jesuit university, it is important to know about the history of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits) in order to grow in our tradition and celebrate our history. 
Ignatian Week Schedule, Rose Hill, 2016
This Igatian week will be even more special, because this year is Fordham’s 175th anniversary.  The weeklong celebration, held by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities will include a students vs. Jesuits softball game, Opening Mass, Habitat for Humanity Build, and many dinners and discussions with members of the Fordham community, including Father McShane.  As a Resident Assistant and member of the Fordham community, I am excited to participate in the Ignatian Week activities, and teach my residents more about Fordham’s history and Jesuit heritage. 

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