Obama Entrusts Nation's Security to Jesuit Education

And why not? 

James Martin, SJ

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9 years 3 months ago
Also, let's be honest, the most important Jesuit university in California is significantly further south than where Ms. Napolitano or Mr. Panetta spent the colllegiate days. Just saying.
9 years 3 months ago
Why not, indeed? But keep in mind, that like 'Football' with its Pro and College styles of offense and defense, Jesuit Education has three modern styles, all coming from The Ratio Studiorum of 1599. 1. High Schools. 2. Colleges, Universities and their Grad. Schools. 3. The long, deliberate, careful years of formation of Jesuits themselves; used to be 15, from beginning to end. Go to 'The Jesuit Ratio Studiorum of 1599,' at: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/ulib/digi/ratio/ratiohome.html. As one immersed in two of those three, I can say at 80: Jesuit education is indelible, as well as flexible. It teaches us to find, develop, and nurture our own Principle and Foundation, listen as well as speak, prefer dialogue to monologue, for the rest of our lives. We learn how to live in community, and not alone. National Security is both within and without: the Rule of Law for the people within the States and the Nation, and the Rule of International Law without for our Nation among Nations. That takes education, particularly for those who swear to take on the responsibility to preserve and protect the Constitution of America, which states the Principle and Foundation of our Nation.

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