First Name:

Catherine McAuley—Ignatius Loyola
Service Award
Please email completed application to by 2/28/2013.
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The theme for the 2012-2013 Catherine McAuley—Ignatius Loyola Service Award draws on Mercy
and Jesuit values and traditions referred to in terms of connecting and of building bridges in the
quotations below.
Catherine McAuley "brought her heart
to misery. By courageous, contagious
concern for the spiritual and temporal
welfare of the poor, the sick, and the
ignorant, she broke through the
impossibilities of her time. She
animated many to walk with her. She
animated others at centers of wealth,
power, and influence to share in her
heroic efforts. She connected the rich
to the poor, the healthy to the sick, the
educated and skilled to the
uninstructed, the influential to those of
no consequence, the powerful to the
weak-- to do the work of God on
Taken from: Tender Courage, by Joanna Regan, RSM
Ignatius of Loyola would ask: how
can we see the world from the
perspective of the poor and the
learning from them, acting with and
for them?
How can we build bridges between
rich and poor, establish advocacy
links of mutual support between
those who hold political power and
those who find it difficult to voice
their interests?
Taken from the Jesuit worldwide webpages
Consider the Mercy and Jesuit quotations on page one of these application materials. Then,
demonstrate how the service of your student organization exemplifies the Mercy and Jesuit values of
Connections and Bridges, by responding to the two questions below in the boxes provided. Limit your
responses to a total of 600 words or less (approximately two double-spaced pages.)
a. How has the service of your student organization helped the members of the organization to see
the world from the perspective of the poor and the marginalized? Support your view with
b. How might students, faculty and staff at UDM work with the people like those your
organization served to “build bridges” to “connect” our communities.
The second is based on three additional values listed in the table below. These are shared by the Mercies and
Jesuits as indicated in the left hand column. Spend some time thinking about the questions in the right hand
column (labeled “Your Organization”) and write your response in 300 words or less. You do not have to
address each question separately, but should indicate some reflection on each of the three areas.
Jesuit and Mercy Background
Community: As members of religious orders,
Sisters of Mercy and Jesuits place particular
value on community life. In community we have
found that bonds of mutual care animate our
common commitment to service.
Reflection: St. Ignatius discovered the
importance of reflecting on experience. Jesuits
and Mercies continue this practice today.
Solidarity: Catherine McAuley always strove
to bring diverse groups together for mutual
benefit. In our Jesuit and Mercy ministries, we
have learned to value the formation of mutual
relationships with those we serve.
Your Organization
Community: How does the service carried out
by the members of your organization express a
common focus or address a common need? How
was “community” important in your learning
together or growing together from the
Reflection: How has reflection been an
important part of your organization’s service
experience? Give examples of how the
reflection helped your group gain the insights
that you share.
Solidarity: In what ways did you form some
bond of mutual respect with the people with
whom you worked in your service project?
The information provided is accurate to the best of my knowledge.