Jesuit Education - A Bibliography
||An Approach to Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Michael Ivens SJ (edited by Joseph Munitiz SJ)
(Way Books, Campion Hall, Oxford; 2008; ISBN 978 0 904717 31 0)
An excellent and brief (68 pages) introduction to the life, writings and spirituality of St Ignatius.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola: Personal Writings
|The Origin of the Jesuits
James Brodrick SJ
(1940; reprinted by Loyola University Press 1986; ISBN 0 8294 0522 4)
An easily accessible story of St Ignatius and the founding of the Society of Jesus.
|The Progress of the Jesuits
James Brodrick SJ
(1946; reprinted by Loyola University Press 1986; ISBN 0 8294 0523 2)
A sequel to The Origin of the Jesuits which picks up the story at Ignatius' death in 1556 and takes it forward to 1579.
|The First Jesuits
John W O'Malley SJ
(Harvard University Press; 1993; ISBN 0 674 30313 X)
A scholarly and readable introduction to the story of the founding of the Society of Jesus with particular interest in the origins of Jesuit schools and education.
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Part 1 (8m 13s)
Part 2 (6m 44s)
Part 3 (7m 20s)
Part 4 (7m 39s)
|The Jesuit Ratio Studiorum
Edited by Vincent Duminuco SJ
(Fordham University Press; 2000; ISBN 978 0 8232 2047 2)
Published to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Jesuit Ratio Studiorum (1599), the book is a collection of papers and responses from a seminar of Jesuit educationalists at Fordham University in 1999. This book contains the full texts of The Characteristics of Jesuit Education (1986) and Ignatian Pedagogy (1993).
|A Jesuit Education Reader
Edited by George Traub SJ
(Loyola Press; 2008; ISBN 978 0 8294 2722 6)
Contemporary writings on the Jesuit mission in education, principles, issues of Catholic identity, and practical applications of the Ignatian way.
|The Characteristics of Jesuit Education
(British and Irish Provinces of the Society of Jesus; 1987; privately published)
This statement of the principles and characteristics of Jesuit education followed consultation across all the Jesuit schools in the world. It is the contemporary statement of what Jesuit education is about. This book is currently out of print but the text may be downloaded from the Jesuit Education Secretariat Rome.
|Ignatian Pedagogy - A Practical Approach
(International Commission on the Apostolate of Jesuit Education, Rome 1994)
A contemporary Jesuit methodology of teaching based on the principles of Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises.
Ignatian Pedagogy - A Practical Approach (1994)
|Like Shining From Shook Foil: Reflections on Ignatian Spirituality in the Classroom
Edited by Damian Howard SJ
(British Province of the Society of Jesus; 2004; privately published)
A collection of short essays by Jesuits and lay teachers and academics reflecting on the application of Ignatian spirituality and values to classroom teaching in various subject areas.
|A Year with the Jesuits of the British Province
A film by Dominic Hartley (DVD 2007)
From Loyola in Spain to Cape Town in South Africa, and from Glasgow in Scotland to Georgetown in Guyana, Dominic Hartley meets Jesuits of the British Province and their co-workers in parishes, schools and spirituality centres, among university students, the poor of Johannesburg and the Amerindians of the Guyanese interior. This 40-minute film gives a flavour of the British Jesuits' lives and ministry.
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Growing into Silence