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  • The Ignatian Guild’s fashion show, SI LIGHTS: The World is Our Runway, raised more than $280,000 thanks to the leadership of Guild President Staci Fleming and Fashion Show chairs Esther Arnold, Monica Myers, Patti Sheedy and Sheila McCarthy. Read more here.

  • The fall performing arts season offered the SI community a chance to see some great live performances ranging from the fall play O Beautiful, directed by Ted Curry ’82. Photo by Bowerbird Photography. See more photos here and here

  • The WCAL is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Read more here.

  • The Winter Dance Concert, Illuminate, was directed by Meredith Cecchin Galvin ’97, who also taught the dance workshop classes along with Emily Shick ’10. Photo by Bowerbird Photography. See more photos here.

  • Former SI President Anthony P. Sauer, S.J., came to SI in September to bless SI’s new middle school, named for him. Read more here.

  • Jeff Columbini and his wife, Audette, and daughter, Gianna ’14, and their extended family at the Nov. 19 Christ the King Mass in SI’s Orradre Chapel. The citation, above, was read by Bob Enright ’76. Photo by Carlos Gazulla. Read more here.

Cover Story
  • Each year, the school chooses a theme that steers the faculty and staff in their work of serving our students. Last year’s theme of cura personalis — care for the whole person — became the theme of the spring edition of this magazine.

    This year, we’re trying something new. Each of the feature sections for the winter, spring and summer editions will touch upon this year’s theme: contemplatives in action.

    First, here’s a little background on what Jesuits mean by the phrase. When Ignatius was just starting his ministry, priests could be found either in monasteries praying throughout the day or in churches ministering to their parishioners. In short, they could either separate themselves from the world and pray or dive into the world as ministers and have little time to pray…. Read more here.

First Words
  • My wife and I spent three weeks on vacation this fall in Spain, where we saw some wonderful Ignatian sites. Kathy and I had previously visited Montserrat — the place where the soldier Ignatius surrendered his sword to a statue known as La Moreneta. This time, we visited Pamplona, where a cannonball injured Ignatius during his defense of the city’s castle in 1521. Two days later, we toured Ignatius’ home in Loyola. One shrine marked the spot where he was born. Another designated the place where he had his conversion experience while recuperating from his injuries. I was surprised by much of what I saw. After touring the dry Andalusian countryside, I didn’t expect the deep green of Ignatius’ Basque region. Kathy and I pulled into Loyola just as a rainstorm was ending and the skies were opening to a luminous azure. The yellows and reds of the fall leaves punctuated the sky with color.… Click here to read more.

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