Ignatian Service Program
Inspired by St. Ignatius, the founder of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Pedro Arrupe S.J. shared a message with a alumni from Jesuit schools in 1973 that has shaped who we are and what we do at Rockhurst Jesuit High School ever since. He said, “Today our prime educational objective must be to form men and women for others; men and women who will live not for themselves but for God and his Christ -- the God-man who lived and died for all the world; men and women who cannot even conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbors; men and women completely convinced that love of God which does not issue in justice for men is a farce.”
Regardless of where they come from, Rockhurst Jesuit High School students are blessed with many talents, gifts, and opportunities. We recognize that these are gifts from God, and each student is asked to share his time and talents for and with others in the community both in Kansas City and globally. Rooted in the Gospel and Ignatian values, students are encouraged to offer direct service to those on the margins of society and our environment.
The Ignatian Serive Program at Rockhurst Jesuit High School strives for the following goals:
- Provide opportunities for the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families of Rockhurst to stand up for and form relationships with those on the margins.
- Offer our time, talents, and gifts to build a more just society.
- Recognize that love is shown more in deeds than words by actively participating in the corporal and spiritual works of mercy
- Develop a sense of our personal and communal responsibility to care for God’s creation and be protectors of the environment and natural world.
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