Celebrate the Ignatian Year with events and reflection, May 3

An icon graphic representing the Formation of Hearts and Minds from the Beyond Boundries Strategic PlanMission and Ministry will celebrate the Ignatian Year, which marks 500 years since St. Ignatius of Loyola’s life-changing “cannonball moment,” with events, free food, reflection and giveaways on Tuesday, May 3. 

The following activities will take place throughout the day: 

  • Moving Forward in an Ignatian Way with Rev. Mark Ravizza, S.J., consigliere generale per formazione, zooming in live from Rome | 7:45 a.m. in the Lunda Room with a virtual option 
  • Giveaway of 500 slices of pizza in honor of the 500-year anniversary of Ignatius’ transformational cannonball moment | Outside of the AMU from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting 
    • Limit of one slice per person 
  • Insta-Live Examen | 2 p.m. on the Mission at Marquette Instagram 
  • Mass | 10 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Chapel 

Wristbands with the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus will be given out at each event. 

Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus, called for a global celebration of the “Ignatian Year” to honor the life of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits. Ignatius the soldier was injured by a cannonball in the Battle of Pamplona 500 years ago, a moment that instigated a change of heart and attested to God’s constant invitation of grace to all of us at each moment. 

As a Catholic, Jesuit university, Marquette invites the community to engage with this notable celebration and recognition of the history and origins of the traditions and values that form the basis of a Jesuit education. Your presence in the Marquette community means that you are a part of this 500-year tradition that has moved hearts and minds for centuries while creating and reading the signs of the times.