AMDG: Ignatian Spirituality for SLUH Parents

Our Mission

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 courtesy of Loyola PressWhat Is Ignatian Spirituality? Part 1 and  What Is Ignatian Spirituality? Part 2.

thursday, JAN. 21, 2021 - "The Greatest mark of god's love"

First page of the PDF file: AMDGJan21FrBaugh

Fr. Matthew Baugh, SJ will join the Catholic Studies Centre at Saint Louis University in July, following a year-long assignment as the Associate Pastor of St. Francis Xavier (College) Church. Born in a small town in central Arkansas, Fr. Baugh completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University. He was named a Truman Scholar in 2000 and a Rhodes Scholar in 2001, going on to earn a doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University and a law degree from Yale Law School. Since entering the Society of Jesus in 2007, Fr. Baugh has served in a variety of ministries in the course of his Jesuit formation, from a parish in the mountains of El Salvador to a hospice for the dying in south Texas and a prison in Boston. From 2013 to 2016, he taught Political Science and Theology at Spring Hill College, where he also served as moderator of the Sodality. Fr. Baugh has a graduate diploma in Philosophy from Regis College of the University of Toronto and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from Boston College with a specialization in Systematics. He loves tennis, basketball, crossword puzzles and sacred and classical music.


Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! Since we were unable to hold some of our opening meetings in person this year, the Parent Organization leaders put together this video for you to watch, learn more about our clubs, and see how you might get involved in the life of SLUH this year. 

Let me introduce myself to you. I'm on the steering committee for AMDG, a program that gives parents a chance to learn about the teachings of St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits. And I'm a SLUH mom with sons in the classes 2021 and 2015. For all adults in the SLUH community, AMDG offers a series of four talks, on Thursday nights, spread throughout the school year. Each event typically starts with an optional Mass at 5:30, followed by refreshments and a talk by an excellent speaker. Over the years our speakers are taking us through the chapters in this book and making them come alive. 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 lot out of it.

Questions? Contact me at the email below.

Jen Hogan, AMDG Steering Committee


SLUH parents magis prayer group

Parents, join us each Friday from 2:45-3:15pm, as we pray together for our SLUH community.  All faiths are welcome!  Please enter SLUH from the circle drive entrance and check in with Mimi Hartung, SLUH receptionist.  Mimi will direct you to the Theater Green Room.  Please wear your mask. 

Why is the parents’ prayer group named “Magis”? According to The Jesuit Post, "Magis means more.” Magis is about we can do things better and how we can do things more in service to God. It relates directly to the phrase "for the greater glory of God.” If you’d like to know more about why we were inspired to choose the name Magis for our prayer group, please watch this fun video.

Email any prayer requests to or the Marthas committee chair, Tracy Lawhorn, at For the first few weeks, we will share readings from Sister Mary Lea Hill’s book, Blessed are the Stressed.

Upcoming AMDG Sessions

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

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September 3, 2020