Spirituality Programming

The staff of the Jesuit Center is committed to offering many different opportunities for staff and faculty to engage in activities designed to help deepen one’s sense of God being active in their lives and in the life of the community.  Listed below are a few of the opportunities we offer throughout the year.

Spirituality Luncheons:

The Jesuit Center staff offers monthly spirituality luncheons for both women and men on topics ranging from popular practices associated with Christian holidays like Christmas to the spirituality of sports.

Scranton Book Club: 

We work with our office of Advancement to host a book club.  We read Tattoos on The Heart by Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J. and are currently working on Fr. James Martin’s The Jesuit Guide to (almost) Everything.

The Ellacuria Initiative:

Named after Salvadorean Jesuit Martyr Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J., the Jesuit Center also oversees the Ellacuria Initiative for Social Justice at The University of Scranton.  The Ellacuría Initiative, formerly known as Education for Justice, enables us to reflect on the meaning of justice; makes us aware of injustice in our society and throughout the world, and of efforts being made to remedy injustice; and introduces us to various methods of analysis, so that we may be able to respond. 

The Ellacuría Initiative currently works in three areas – (1) our biennial theme, (2) issues of importance to Northeastern Pennsylvania, and (3) other justice-related programming that emerges because of opportunity or unfolding circumstances.

Read more about The Ellacuria Initiative

The Royal Way:

The Jesuit Center staff is committed to working with our university’s athletic department in helping them articulate Ignatian values for their coaching staff and student athletes in a program known as “The Royal Way.” 


Alumni Retreat

The Jesuit Center staff partners with our university advancement office to host an annual alumni retreat.  This retreat, held each year in late February, brings Royals together from every generation to come closer to God through a distinctly Ignatian prayer experience.

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