Employees at Bellarmine Preparatory School are expected to build an understanding of our Catholic mission as Jesuit educators in the modern world. We provide opportunities for faculty and staff both to understand our charism and how their role brings it to life for our students, as well as to explore and nurture their own personal spirituality and faith-life.
Ignatian Adult Formation Program
A required four-year program
for all new employees that seeks to provide an orientation to our way of proceeding, as well as how Catholic values and Ignatian spirituality animate our mission. All new employees are assigned a companion to walk with them on this journey.
Ignatian Formation Advisor
Some faculty serve as an Ignatian formation advisor who supports students in academics, spiritual growth, community, and service in the 4 years of a student’s career.
New Ignatian Educator Retreat
For New employees, a retreat is held in the Fall semester (usually around January) with other new employees from Jesuit secondary schools in Jesuit West Province.
Prayer and Reflection
Held several times throughout the school year, these sessions serve as touchstones to enrich and develop our employees in the Jesuit mission of the school.
Opportunities to Explore Connection to Our Jesuit and Catholic Heritage
Whether it is a professional development opportunity in Ignatian pedagogy, a leadership development experience with our local and national Jesuit partners or a regional conference with fellow Ignatian educators from our Province, employees will find many options for deepening both their intellectual and their spiritual development, especially as it pertains to supporting our students and our mission.
Opportunities to Experience the Spiritual Exercises
Central to the growth of our faculty and staff are the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
. All employees are invited to consider and experience an approach to the Exercises that may be appropriate for them.
Other Retreat Opportunities
Employees have many opportunities throughout the year for their own faith development, including all-staff retreats along with numerous options to pursue independently with the support of the school.