From Brown Univ: The Fruits of a Catholic, Jesuit Education

If you haven't seen it already, I'd like to direct readers' attention to the essay in last week's edition of America by Katherine Luchette ("Finding My Foundation"). Luchette, now a freshman at Brown University, writes about her spiritual journey while attending St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. She shares some of the challenges of finding God as a high school student and eloquently discusses how her experiences at St. Ignatius helped her work through those challenges. Her essay is a nice reminder of the fruits of a Jesuit education.

I encourage you to read the whole thing. An excerpt:

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At the end of my junior year, I chose to go on a four-day Kairos retreat. In the course of it, I came to realize what Thomas Merton meant when he said, “For me to be a saint means to be myself.” But most important, I gained a more profound understanding of God’s activity in our lives; I found the “proof” of God that I yearned for in my freshman year. Slowly, I began to see God’s presence in all things, like a smile from a stranger, and not just in miraculous events.
 

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