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Apostolic Priorities of the Midwest Jesuits

The Midwest Jesuits have identified six apostolic priorities on which they focus in an effort to fulfill their mission on a local level. The six priorities are listed below. For more information, please visit Our Ministries page.

  • Evangelization: Evangelize contemporary culture with special emphasis on the needs and aspirations of young adults.
  • Collaborative Ministry: Strengthen partnership with lay colleagues, especially in leadership roles.
  • Ignatian Character of Our Schools: Assure the Ignatian heritage, Catholic identity, and Jesuit mission of our high schools and universities.
  • Intellectual Apostolate: Contribute to the intellectual mission of the Church, especially by scholarship, research, and writing.
  • Solidarity with the Poor: Choose to be with the poor in lifestyle and for the poor in mission, locally and globally.
  • Spiritual Exercises: Make widely available the opportunity to experience the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.


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Charis Ministries
Founded in 2000, Charis Ministries reaches those in their 20s and 30s throughout the country, nurturing their faith through retreats based in Ignatian spirituality.