Ignatian Year

As a Jesuit university, we are invited to join the international Society of Jesus in celebrating the Ignatian Year.  This period of reflection begins on May 20, 2021, 500 years after St. Ignatius of Loyola was struck by a cannonball, an event which moved him to articulate the dynamics of discernment and the liberating insight that God can be discovered in all things. The commemorative year will conclude on the feast of St. Ignatius, July 31, 2022. 

Opportunities will be available throughout the year to learn about Ignatius and Ignatian spirituality, reflect on diverse experiences of spiritual transformation and liberation, and integrate the Jesuit mission more concretely into our work at USF. 

In 1855, Ignatian values took root in San Francisco with the founding of St. Ignatius Academy, the antecedent of the University of San Francisco.
See the Mission Council website for the full story.

See all eight Vignettes, written by USF Historian Alan Ziajka.

The Ignatian Year Committee 

Erin Brigham

Kimberly Rae Connor

Michael Duffy 

Daniel Erwin

Donal Godfrey, SJ

Tim Godfrey, SJ

Joseph Nguyen, SJ

Angélica Quiñónez