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    University Celebrates Closing of Ignatian Year

    The University of Scranton host several events to mark the close of “The Ignatian Year,” a year-long, worldwide celebration of the 500thanniversary of the transformation of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Society of Jesus.
    July 27, 2022

    The University of Scranton will join Jesuit colleges and universities across the world to mark the close of “The Ignatian Year,” a year-long, worldwide celebration of the 500thanniversary of the transformation of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Society of Jesus.

    The University will light its Class of 2020 gateway sign with a white cross and purple background the evenings of July 28 to July 31, the Feast Day of St. Ignatius and the official closing date of The Ignatian Year.

    The University’s Jesuit Center will host a Spirituality Luncheon for staff and faculty to commemorate the Feast of St. Ignatius and the end of The Ignatian Year on Thursday, July 26. The University will also host a ice cream social for faculty and staff on Friday, July 29, hosted by Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president, and Daniel Cosacchi, Ph.D., vice president for Mission and Ministry at the University.

    In a message to the University community about the Feast Day of St. Ignatuis, Father Marina referenced a quote about The Ignatian Year by Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus:

    “It is good to remind ourselves that the wound Ignatius suffered in Pamplona was not so much a happy ending, but rather a happy beginning. Conversion consists sometimes of great moments of change, but it is also a never-ending process. We need to put Christ in the center every time, again and again.”

    “At Scranton, … (m)ay the Ignatius 500 celebration remind us of the many ways in which we continue the work of St. Ignatius through the transformative education we provide to our students. May we continue to place God at the center of our work, our mission and our lives. May Peace be with you and all who we encounter during our journey,” said Father Marina in his message.

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