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:
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.
See the rest here.