Category Archives: Teacher Spirituality

A Challenge to Greater Intellectual Engagement for Mission

[Address: ADDU Faculty General Assembly, Martin Hall, June 5, 2018] At the beginning of this academic year, I hope you feel the same joy as I do when we come together from the diversity of our different units in the … Continue reading

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Christ the Teacher

[Homily: Culmination, National Teachers’ Month, Oct. 4, 2016]   On this culminating day of National Teachers’ Month, we come together in thanksgiving for our teachers nationwide, the teachers in our personal lives, the teachers in our Catholic schools, and especially … Continue reading

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Formation of the University Community

[Address:  2015 Melbourne Conference on Jesuit Higher Education] This afternoon I have the privilege to share with you some personal thoughts on the formation of the Jesuit university communities towards social justice based on my experience as current President of … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Teachers… (cf. Mt.5:1-12a)

Of course, Jesus did not preach the Beatitudes (Mt. 5:1-12a) only for teachers. The Beatitudes were part of a collection of teachings of Jesus summarized in the “Sermon on the Mount” (Mt 5-7) for the benefit of all. But the … Continue reading

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Jesus was a Teacher

Some teachers draw inspiration from the fact that Jesus was a teacher. He was a carpenter, a healer, and a miracle worker. But on his mission to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God, he was an eminent … Continue reading

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Teacher Spirituality and Theophany

If, as I suggested, “spirituality” can refer to “what makes a person tick,” a teacher may do well to try to become more aware of his or her effective spirituality. A Christian teacher might consciously undertake to insure that “what … Continue reading

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Teacher Spirituality and Christ the King

The Ateneo de Naga’s University Church of Christ the King was built expressly to create sacred space celebrating the University’s Filipino, Catholic and Jesuit character. It is built in the baroque style associated with many Jesuit churches throughout the world, … Continue reading

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