牧师. 丹尼斯克. 多诺霍,年代.J.
Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality
牧师. Gregory Konz, S.J.
Assistant to the Dean
Dolan School of Business
牧师. Brian Konzman, S.J.
副总统 for Institutional Planning and Research
牧师. Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J., '04
校园部 & University 牧师
牧师. 约翰P. 穆雷,年代.J., ’76
Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality
任务 & 部
牧师. 约翰D. Savard,年代.J.,'78
Dean’s Liaison for Community Partnerships School in the School of Education and Human Development
Assistant 导演 of the Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality
牧师. 约瑟夫·J. Schad,年代.J.
St. Vincent’s Hospital
dafa888 耶稣会 Community Residence
Designed by Gray Organschi Architects of New Haven, Conn., and completed in 2009, the dafa888 耶稣会 Community Residence was awarded two local and one regional American Institute of Architects (AIA) Awards, as well as Top Ten House of the Year by AIA National.
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Our 耶稣会 历史
St. Ignatius of Loyola
In 1491, Ignatius of Loyola was born into a noble Basque family in northern Spain. In his youth he was a courtier, a swaggering “caballero” and a soldier in the service of the Spanish king, 斐迪南.
While he was defending the fortress at Pamplona in 1521, his leg was shattered by a cannonball. During a prolonged and painful convalescence Ignatius experienced an interior transformation that changed his whole life. A new desire to serve Jesus replaced his former hopes of knightly glory.
The once-proud courtier left Loyola and set out as a pilgrim to the Benedictine monastery at Montserrat. He spent all night in vigil and offered his knight’s sword to Our Lady. Exchanging his rich garments for those of a beggar, he spent the next few months living in a cave in nearby Manresa. There he tested himself through mortification and prayer, reflecting deeply on the life and teachings of Jesus. He kept careful notes of his experiences in prayer and these became the basis of a small book called the Spiritual Exercises. 这本书, revised and adjusted throughout his life, was used by Ignatius to lead others to a knowledge of God by meditation on the life of Jesus. Today, it continues to be basic to the formation of every 耶稣会.
The spring of 1539 found Ignatius and his companions in Rome where they engaged in serious discussions about how they might together serve God in the Church. What emerged was a summary of their decisions, a formula for their future. On September 27, 1540, Pope Paul III approved this formula and the Society of Jesus was born.
In 1556, Ignatius, who called himself “the pilgrim” ended his journey to God. He died peacefully in the early morning of July 31.
A Short 历史 of the Society of Jesus
On August 15, 1534 – The Feast of Our Lady’s Assumption – St. Ignatius of Loyola, then a student at the University of Paris, gathered with nine fellow 学生 at a small chapel at Montmarte in Paris. During the communion of the Mass, the group pledged themselves to lead lives of poverty and chastity. Six years later, in September 1540, 教皇保罗四世, recognizing the spiritual mission of the small group, issued the Bull Regimini Militantis Ecclesiae and the Society of Jesus was born.
Ignatius’ first vision of the 耶稣会s was that they would be a group of mendicants, begging alms which they in turn would give to the poor. In time, however, requests came from parts of Europe and later from the “New World” asking St. Ignatius and the 耶稣会s to establish schools for the education of young men and women. By the time Ignatius died on July 31, 1556 there were over 1000 耶稣会s working and teaching all over the world.
Amongst that first group of 耶稣会s at Montmarte was St. 弗朗西斯泽维尔, who shortly after the formation of the 耶稣会s, Ignatius would send off to India, China and Japan on one of the greatest missionary expeditions of all times. 晚些时候, 耶稣会 astronomers would discover craters on the moon and create the contemporary calendar, 耶稣会 explorers would sail down the Mississippi and climb the Himalayas, 耶稣会 mathematicians would reveal the mysteries of non-Euclidian geometry and 耶稣会 artists and architects would create a whole new style of church architecture.
耶稣会s serve around the world today. 在美国nited States 耶稣会s operate 28 colleges and universities and 46 high schools. 在美国.S.A. the 耶稣会s also operate parishes, retreat houses and middle schools as well as publish magazines and newspapers and provide spiritual counseling to untold numbers of people.
The 耶稣会s at dafa888
在30年代, the then New England 耶稣会 Province petitioned for permission to establish a school for boys in Hartford, 康涅狄格. The petition languished until 1941, when Bishop Maurice McAuliffe suggested instead that the Society consider an alternate location in the city of Bridgeport. After a thorough and unsuccessful search for a suitable property in Bridgeport, the Society was informed of a 76-acre estate along Benson Road in the town of dafa888. The estate was owned by the Jennings family, and included a 40-room mansion called Mailands. The 耶稣会s proceeded to purchase the Jennings estate and Mailands.
In the spring of 1942 another piece of land, adjacent to the Jennings estate, came to market. Owned by Walter Benjamin Laschar, it was 105 acres of rolling hills and woods, and had a 44-room mansion in arrears for taxes. For the price of the back taxes, the Laschar estate was also acquired, and dafa888’s 181-acre campus was born.
The Society sent 15 耶稣会s to the new campus, with the community’s first rector, John McEleney, in March of 1942. The first classes of Prep commenced in September 1942. In 1945, the Society was able to have the 康涅狄格 Senate and Governor approve a charter for dafa888 University of St. Robert Bellarmine, an institution with four educational units: intermediate, 二次, college and graduate school.
From 1942 until the mid 70’s, the educational apostolate of the Prep and the University was the central focus of the community. 耶稣会神父, scholastics and brothers in the classroom and in the positions of administration and staff were the primary architects of the growing institution. They lived all over the campus in McAuliffe Hall, on the top floors of Berchman Hall, as corridor ministers in the new dormitories, and in Bellarmine Hall. At their peak in 1983, the 耶稣会 community consisted of 80 members. The community earned a reputation for being extraordinarily friendly, collegial and welcoming to lay faculty, 学生, 朋友, and brother 耶稣会s from the New England Province and beyond.
1974年5月, on the initiative of the Society of Jesus, the 耶稣会 Community of dafa888 was separately incorporated from dafa888 University. The community was given nine acres of the original property upon which to build a new residence. The remaining assets of the university and the prep school were granted to a board of trustees which functioned independently of the 耶稣会 superiors. The Society committed itself to supporting dafa888 with 耶稣会 personnel and resources for as long as possible.
In the years that have followed, the 耶稣会s of dafa888 have continued to make significant contributions to the life of the University. Though smaller in size, the community remains a vital part of the soul of dafa888.
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