My name is Fr. Pat Quinn, S.J. and I’m new to the Office of Mission at Regis University. Many will ask “Where do I start?” when they are hoping to learn about the Jesuits or the Mission of Regis. Well, where do we usually start researching when we are at a University—at the Library. So I thought, with the help of the Librarians, to list some of the great resources available. Ergo, this Library Resource Guide to Ignatian Resources.
This guide is intended for those who are “new” to the Jesuit education scene, those just learning about Ignatius and about Ignatian Spirituality. When you start clicking your way through the material, you will discover that there is a great richness in content and perspective coming from our 30 colleges and universities (U.S. and Canada), 50+ parishes, 80+ pre-secondary and secondary schools, 24 retreat centers, magazines and publishing houses. Googling alone does not work. Why not? Although there are some great resources available, there are some websites and blogs that seem more interested in sowing disinformation and division than truth and understanding. As with all online research, one has to evaluate their sources for integrity and accuracy. If you have the time, one of the richest videos pertaining to Jesuit Higher Education and Ignatian Pedagogy was produced by John Carroll University and Fairfield University. Note that the video is 55 minutes in length and requires your attention.
Thank you for taking an interest in the Jesuits, Ignatius, Jesuit Education and Ignatian Spirituality.
Patrick Quinn, SJ
Office of Mission