Core Jesuit Values

CURA PERSONALIS Latin phrase meaning "care for the person," cura personalis is having concern and care for the personal development of the whole person. This implies a dedication to promoting human dignity and care for the mind, body and spirit of the person. MAGIS Latin meaning the “more,” magis embodies the act of discerning the best choice in a given situation to better glorify or serve God. Magis does NOT mean to always do or give “more” to the point of exhaustion. Magis is the value of striving for the better, striving for excellence. MEN AND WOMEN FOR AND WITH OTHERS This value embodies a spirit of giving and providing service to those in need and standing with the poor and marginalized. We are encouraged to pursue justice on behalf of all persons. UNITY OF MIND AND HEART Our hearts and minds are not divided; they are congruent when the whole person is educated and engaged. CONTEMPLATIVES IN ACTION Although we are thoughtful and philosophical, we do not merely think about social problems, we take action to address them. Developing the habit of reflection centers and strengthens one's spiritual life and guides our actions. FINDING GOD IN ALL THINGS This may be the one phrase that sums up Ignatian Spirituality. It invites a person to search for and find God in every circumstance of life; God is present everywhere and can be found in all of creation.