Welcome to Christian Service! “Widening the Circle of Compassion”
– Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ
Dear Prospective Students, Current Students, Alumni and Families,
We warmly welcome you into our long-standing tradition of service. Here at Jesuit, service is an active response to our faith; a faith that is inspired by and pursues the example of Jesus by feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the infirmed, and inviting the outcast into friendship. We realize that in doing this we are able to grow closer to God and all of God’s beloved creation. In giving ourselves away we receive more than we could ever imagine.
We encourage the forging of relationships that allow people in the community to be our teachers. Lila Watson, an indigenous Australian activist, once said, “If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time…But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” Thus, when everyone’s basic needs are met and all are given an opportunity to thrive, together we flourish.
With the goal of becoming lifelong “Men for and with Others,” we require service all four years at Jesuit. The structure for this program is detailed on the main Christian Service website.