Choosing Two Jesuit Secondary Schools

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Finn O 'Connor, Finn Mangan, Chase Reynolds, Ross Keblish, Andrew Trautz
Theology 1, Section 7
16 October 2015
Group Essay #1 Our task is to choose two Jesuit secondary schools and to learn about their approach to the Jesuit teachings and beliefs. The first school, Fordham Preparatory School, is located in the United States. The second school Loyola High School is located in Canada. These schools wouldn 't be here today if it wasn 't for St. Ignatius of Loyola and his creation of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1540. We will explain the dual purpose of Jesuit education and how both schools incorporate it, the history and general information of both schools, how they compare to Fairfield Prep, and how both schools show compassion. There are two purposes of a Jesuit education. These purposes are to develop men to their full intellectual capacity so that they are evermore effective in the service of others. These separate ideas are represented by two latin terms. The first of the terms is cura personalis, or care for the entire person, which relates to the full development of the individual. They want their students to reach their full potential academically. The second term is Ad majorem Dei gloriam, which means for the greater glory of God. This relates to being effective in serving othersa . As Saint Ignatius of Loyola realized, there is no better way of serving god than by serving our peers. This coming from The Book of Genesis which states that all men
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