Beginning in late September 2022 to April 2023.
These sessions are offered for personal reflection and groups will meet weekly with a guide. A five-week session will run from late September to the end of October, while an extended 30-week session will run from late September 2022 through to the end of April 2023.
Fall Afternoon of Reflection at The Barnes
Oct. 13, noon-4:30 p.m.
Staff, administrators and faculty. Take a break from the routine of work and enjoy the beauty of the Barnes Arboretum with some guided meditations and an opportunity to reflect.
Join reading groups of five to six SJU colleagues led by a peer in reading daily meditations written by Patrick Saint-Jean, PsyD, SJ Attendees will share insights weekly into the work of being a community that engages the work of establishing racial justice.
As Hawks, we live the mission every day in our classrooms, in our offices, in the community, on the fields, and in the residence halls.
The next annual Mission Week will be from February 20th - 27th, 2022, and it is a great opportunity for us to come together as a community, to hold up our hopes and ideals for all to see and to champion this vision that we have created together. During this week a wide range of activities and discussions to fuel our exploration of our mission will take place. In the schedule for the week, you will find engaging conversation, community-building activities, and opportunities for service and giving back to the community.
Philadelphia Service Immersion Program
PSIP, Philadelphia Service Immersion Program, is a unique opportunity for students to participate in community service, explore historic and cultural destinations in the Philadelphia area, and foster a community amongst your peers rooted in the Jesuit mission of being with and for others.
PSIP is offered in multiple formats, including an early move in experience for first year students, an early move in experience for upperclassmen, and an immersion experience over fall break.
Ignatian Spirituality and Leadership Conference
St. Ignatius of Loyola was one of the most effective leaders in human history. His methods and practices allowed him to establish and lead one of the world’s most successful organizations, the Society of Jesus.
SJU is proud to host its fifth annual Spirituality and Leadership Conference. We invite you to learn new tools for enhancing self-awareness and methods for personal discernment and healthy group process. Feel energized, inspired and ready to lead for the greater good!
SJU Community Garden
The Saint Joseph's University Community Garden serves as an intersection for sustainability and social justice by providing an intentional and reflective space for the SJU community to come together and promote the Jesuit ideals of appreciation of things both great and small, community engagement, and commitment to service and the environment. All food, herbs, and spices grown in the organic, raised-bed garden will be donated to one of several community partners. Since breaking ground in our Merion Campus location in April 2019, we have donated over 930lbs of produce to local organizations and SJU’s food panty, HawkHub.
SJU Haiti Partnership
For the last six years, Saint Joseph’s University’s Project Haiti in Philadelphia has been assisting the 17 Jesuit grammar schools and 1 vocational school throughout Haiti. Since the earthquake on January 12, 2010, whose epicenter was just outside of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian Jesuits have started a new school system, called in French Foi et Joie. An official document emanating from a meeting of Jesuits in August 2005, entitled in French Projet de Fondation de Foi et Joie en Haiti and signed by the Provincial Superior of the Jesuits of French Canada, established Foi et Joie in Haiti.