#JSNNews Volume 2 | Number 13 | October 10, 2017
It's Seminar Season!
Last week the Nadal Cohort kicked off the Fall sessions of the Seminars in Ignatian Leadership.
The Jesuit Schools Network Board of Directors met in Denver September 25-27. The meeting had a distinct sense of “business as usual” rather than the “transition to JSN” sense we’ve had. Our strategic planning last year gave us priorities and immediate goals to work on, so it was good for the Board to grapple with those issues in the context of all the wonderful things happening in our schools, provinces, and the Conference office. 

The Board was blessed to have Fr. John Fitzgibbon, S.J., president of Regis University , spend a couple of hours with us sharing reflections on discernment – John's a good story-teller and gave us lots of food for thought as we work to come to terms with the General Congregation's urgings for reconciliation. 

Cohort Gatherings 2017-2018
Groups gathering at the conference level in the coming academic year are: 

Online Community Discussions
Keep in touch with your JSN colleagues.  Over 180 conversations have been started and updated since we launched our new online community. 
Jesuit Conference and Ignatian Solidarity Network Unveil Ecological Examen
The Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States has partnered with the Ignatian Solidarity Network to launch an Ecological Examen , inspired by St. Francis of Assisi and, of course, St. Ignatius of Loyola.

The Ecological Examen is similar to a traditional Ignatian examen in that it offers five simple steps for reflection. Unlike a traditional examen, however, this new one takes cues from Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si', asking for reflection on an individual's relationship with creation, questions on ecological justice, and solidarity with those most impacted by environmental harm.
Colegio San Ignacio Reopens After Hurricane
Colegio San Ignacio in San Juan, PR reopened last week after sustaining significant structural damage in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Read school president Fr. Flavio Bravo, SJ's letter to school families (the English translation follows the original) to learn more about how the Colegio San Ignacio community is facing their new reality.

The Central & Southern Province Jesuits are still accepting donations on the school's behalf as they continue to rebuild.
Bellarmine Prep Robotics Receives Grant from Best Buy
The Bellarmine Preparatory School Robotics team in Tacoma, WA was recently awarded a $10,000 Best Buy Community Grant. The grant will be used to extend the team’s community outreach with local Boys and Girls Clubs.

Walsh Jesuit Students Attend Human Trafficking Seminar at St. Ignatius High School
On Saturday, September 16, students from Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, OH attended a seminar on human trafficking hosted by fellow Jesuit school St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, OH.

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