Jesuit Values

What are the Jesuit Values?

  • Six values that are known as the principles of the Jesuits
  • Magis: Meaning “more.” This is the challenge to strive for excellence.


  • Women & Men for and with Others: Sharing gifts, pursuing justice, and having concern for the poor and marginalized.


  • Cura Personalis: “Care for the individual person.” Respecting each person as a child of God and all of God’s creations.
  • Unity of Heart, Mind, & Soul: Developing the whole person and


integrating all aspects of our lives.


  • Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (AMDG): For the Greater Glory of God o Forming & Educating Agents of Change: Teaching behaviors that


reflect critical thought and responsible action on moral and ethical issues.


How are the Jesuit values used?


  • Values are used to drive and guide individuals in leadership
  • These values can be incorporated into leadership roles and are used to educate people on the Ignatian principles


  • Used in every day life and are lived out in the way individuals lead


What should I do when using the Jesuit Values?


  • Encourage group members to use the values to guide their work
  • Incorporate the values into the work that you do
  • Magis: the work you do as a leader should be done with the thought of doing more


  • Women & Men for and with Others: Use the value to broaden your understanding of cultural and global differences and increase civic engagement


  • Cura Personalis: Taking care of the entire person and caring for the individual needs


  • Unity of Heart, Mind, and Soul: Leaders should find themselves within and are more successful if they understand who they are as a person
  • AMDG: Leadership should broaden one’s understanding of faith and create a wide religious acceptance


  • Forming & Educating Agents of Change: Educating on experiences to increase awareness and growth


What should I never do when using the Jesuit values?


  • Never force the Jesuit values on individuals
  • Do not ostracize those who do not prefer to follow the Jesuit values as tips
  • Do not loose sight of the values if you decide to utilize them in leadership