AMDG: Ignatian Spirituality for
SLUH Parents

AMDG DATES FOR 2022-2023

Please mark your calendar for the final session this school year:  

April 12:  "The Examen Prayer"

The evening will begin with a Mass in the Theater Loge (enter through the Danis Lobby/Theater from the Oakland parking lot) at 6:30 p.m. followed by light refreshments and a speaker presentation, followed by Q & A and discussion to conclude the program around 8:15 p.m. 

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Please rsvp HERE, so that we can plan for room set up and refreshments.

AMDG Program

Want to get a taste of the great Jesuit education our sons are getting?  Want to understand these "Ignatian" ideas so you can reinforce them with your son at home?  AMDG is a program that gives parents a chance to learn about the teachings of St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits.  For all adults in the SLUH community, AMDG offers of series of four talks, on Wednesday nights, spread throughout the school year.  Each event typically starts with a Mass at 6:30 p.m. followed by a talk by an excellent speaker and a short small group discussion.  Over the years our speakers are taking us through the chapters of "What is Ignatian Spirituality?" and making them practical for us. But each evening is a stand-alone event: you can come to any one of them (whether or not you've read the book) and get a great deal out of it.

As a parent, I've watched SLUH mature my sons from boyhood into manhood - including in their faith.  Thanks to AMDG, I haven't just watched from the sidelines, but I've gotten to be a part of their faith journey.  Join us for one evening or many and jump in the game with your sons, too!

Please reach out to me if you have questions or want to connect.

Jen Hogan
AMDG Steering Committee

If you would like more information or would like to be part of the AMDG team, please contact us at


For the Greater Glory of God and the spiritual health of our families, we gather to learn about the spirituality of St. Ignatius, growing closer to God and one another in faith and friendship. Each talk will explore a different chapter of the book What is Ignatian Spirituality? by David L. Fleming, SJ '52, available for free online HERE.


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Director of Campus Ministry and alumnus, Fr. Matthew Stewart, SJ, led AMDG on April 7.  In "Take, Lord, Receive", Fr. Stewart discusses the Suscipe. The Suscipe is a prayer that Ignatius of Loyola wrote to punctuate his Spiritual Exercises to help the retreatant respond to all of the gifts and work that God has done on our behalf. In this talk, Fr. Stewart reflects on the context in which St. Ignatius of Loyola’s famous Suscipe prayer arises in the Exercises and discusses some of the important spiritual insights Ignatius provides in this prayer.