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Jesuit Legacy Day - Wednesday, October 23rd

Jesuit Education and Service - Honoring St. Ignatius of Loyola at CTK


With high schools, colleges, and universities around the world, you might think that the Jesuits are only involved in education, but that is not the case. One of St. Ignatius's very first ministries was ministering to the poor in Rome. Ignatius first began preaching not in cathedrals or basilicas, but on street corners. Ignatius's custom was to always meet people were they were. The hope was to be, and train others to be, contemplatives in action. Involvement in education only came years later, and although Jesuits are often considered synonymous with schools and education, service has always played a prominent role. 


Whether in the training of a Jesuit, like Patrick Hyland, S.J., who works at Christ the King as part of his regency assignment before theological studies and ordination, or the formation of one of the hundreds of students at CTK, service is a prerequisite not just for graduation, but for their formation as men or women for others.


The purpose of a Jesuit education is to give students the tools to answer one of life's most important questions: "What does God want from me?" Far from being a question easily answered on a homework assignment or test, this can only be fulfilled through a person's life work. Whether its an advanced degree, starting a family, traveling to another country, or creating a business, Jesuit-educated students seek to use their skills, talents, and interests to change the world and in so doing serve the Lord and their fellow brothers and sisters.


Help us honor the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius, as we celebrate his 528th birthday on Wednesday, October 23rd. The day’s festivities will begin with Mass at 8 AM in the Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola at Christ the King Jesuit, 5088 West Jackson.  Following the mass, we will offer refreshments, school tours, and the opportunity to interact with CTK students and faculty.


We would love to have you join us. To reserve your spot, please RSVP HERE.


Make a Gift to Sustain the Jesuit Legacy at CTK


We encourage you to make a gift in St. Ignatius’ honor in support of Christ the King Jesuit's students benefiting from his vision through our ministry, service, and educational programs. Our students participate in a variety of service programs throughout the school year and summer months, including the Jesuit Day of Service with other Chicago-are high school students. Several of our student leaders also travel to annual retreats like the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, and the Arrupe Leaders Summit.


Please help to continue the nearly 500-year Jesuit legacy by making a donation below to one of the newest Jesuit schools: Christ the King Jesuit College Prep. Thank you!