Jesuit Education

In providing our students with an innovative Jesuit education, we instill Jesuit principles and an Ignatian pedagogical paradigm in both the curriculum and the student experience. True to this Ignatian heritage, the Regis College community finds God in all things by reflecting on our experience of the Triune God in the world.

What Makes Us Unique

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A Distinctive Spirit

 

A distinctive spirit still marks any school which can truly be called Jesuit. This distinctive spirit can be discovered through reflection on the lived experience of Ignatius, on the ways in which that lived experience was shared with others, on the ways in which Ignatius himself applied his vision to education, and on the ways in which this vision has been developed and applied to education in the course of history, including our present times. A common spirit lies behind pedagogy, curriculum and school life. (Jesuit Institute)

Care for the Whole Person

 

Our PEDAGOGICAL PARADIGM is rooted in “cura personalis”, care for the whole person.  Guiding our students through principles of ethical living, we contemplate BEAUTY through attentiveness to personal and a communal experience.  In service to others, we perform the GOOD.  We are called to action for the coming of God’s reign focusing on cultures that hand on authentic common meaning and societies that foster political, economic and technological justice.

Students - Jesuit Education

What Makes Us Unique

Students in a feild - Jesuit Education
A Distinctive Spirit

 

A distinctive spirit still marks any school which can truly be called Jesuit. This distinctive spirit can be discovered through reflection on the lived experience of Ignatius, on the ways in which that lived experience was shared with others, on the ways in which Ignatius himself applied his vision to education, and on the ways in which this vision has been developed and applied to education in the course of history, including our present times. A common spirit lies behind pedagogy, curriculum and school life. (Jesuit Institute)

Students - Jesuit Education
Care for the Whole Person

 

Our PEDAGOGICAL PARADIGM is rooted in “cura personalis”, care for the whole person.  Guiding our students through principles of ethical living, we contemplate BEAUTY through attentiveness to personal and a communal experience.  In service to others, we perform the GOOD.  We are called to action for the coming of God’s reign focusing on cultures that hand on authentic common meaning and societies that foster political, economic and technological justice.

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Formation

All of these distinct aspects of the educational process have one common purpose: the formation of the balanced person with a personally developed philosophy of life that includes ongoing habits of reflection. To assist in this formation, individual courses are related to one another within a well-planned educational programme. Every aspect of school life contributes to the total development of each individual person. (Jesuit Institute)

As a result of our Jesuit tradition, collaboration is a large part of life on campus. Regis College depends on the spirit of community among students, faculty, staff, the Jesuit community, boards, and alumni to achieve a common vision and common goals.

Regis and Jesuit Values

Magis

 

Literally translated as “the greater”: the greater good, the greater service, the greater praise, the greater gift of self. This is the desire that arises in us in response to God’s gifts for us, for the world and for humanity.

Contemplation in Action

 

Ignatian people experience a communion of friendship with God as the fruit of finding God in all things; where other traditions foster contemplation in repose and silence, Ignatian people are, in the words of an early Jesuit, “contemplatives also in action.” Each situation, each moment of life, is a place for discovering God’s care for us and for the world. By engaging closely with God over time, we allow the Spirit to transform us into people who are more like the images of God that we are created to be.

Finding God in All Things

 

Ignatian people desire to grow in awareness that God can be found in everyone, in every place and in everything. The practice of the daily Examen, an active searching for God in all things, anchors this principle. When we learn to pay more attention to God, we become more thankful and reverent and through this we become more devoted to God, more deeply in love with our Creator.

Ad majorem Dei gloriam (AMDG)

 

“For the Greater Glory of God” – Ignatian Spirituality always leads to acts of loving service that are expressions of our desire to be of the greater service to God and neighbor.

Learned Ministry

 

Learned ministry is transformative action in society, culture and the world that is intelligent and discerning. It is based on teaching and modeling behaviours that reflect critical thought and responsible action on moral and ethical issues.

Community as Mission

 

God’s Spirit acts to gather us together as “friends in the Lord.” Ignatian people respond to God’s initiative by fostering among ourselves the inclusive hospitality and reconciliation that builds up the body of Christ. Our communal life is itself a witnessing to God’s great deeds of love among us.

Cura Personalis

 

“Care for the whole person” means being attentive to the whole person out of love for them with a desire to foster their integral development: heart, mind and spirit. Ignatian people strive to be attentive to the spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual aspects of every person, acting out of love for them, with a desire to foster this integral development.

Learned Ministry

 

Learned ministry is transformative action in society, culture and the world that is intelligent and discerning. It is based on teaching and modeling behaviours that reflect critical thought and responsible action on moral and ethical issues.