1993 Ignatius Award Recipient

Saint Ignatius Award Photo

The inscription on the reverse of the medallion reads:

TAKE, LORD, AND RECEIVE ALL MY
LIBERTY, MY MEMORY, MY
UNDERSTANDING AND MY ENTIRE
WILL. ALL THAT I HAVE AND POSSESS,
YOU HAVE GIVEN ME TO YOU, O LORD,
I RETURN IT. ALL IS YOURS, DISPOSE OF IT
WHOLLY ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL. GIVE ME
YOUR LOVE AND YOUR GRACE, FOR THIS IS
SUFFICIENT FOR ME.

ST. IGNATIUS

The award was presented
at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on
September 15, 1993 in St. John's Church.

Clara Dee Martin

Lab Technician, Department of Biology
Ignatian Award Citation

"She is one of the very best things about Creighton." Dee Martin has lived the Ignatian vision of service in her role as lab technician in the Biology Department for twenty-eight years. "No lab is ever too dirty to set up or to clean up." Dee's hidden service to her department is noticed by the many students and faculty whom she assists. As "mother" to generations of Biology students she has enriched their lives with her presence by consoling the desolate, reprimanding the thoughtless, and loving the unloved."

Dee's life is a seamless expression of her faith. Her love of Jesus embraces those sisters and brothers around her whom she has cared for with her quiet presence. "Dee combines a no-nonsense reality with an absolute belief in the obligation to serve her neighbor." This she exhibits in her church, her neighborhood, her work place, and her travels, as Dee responds to each moment with a confident expression of God's love.

Her personal love of Jesus is her personal response to life. "All I want to do is to love Jesus." We, the Creighton community recognize that she has and does that with graceful quiet service.

J. Patrick Murray & Jeanne Schuler

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy &
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

Ignatian Award Citation

Jeanne and Patrick are married to each other as well as to the mission of service to others. Both, as a couple and as individuals, they witness to the Ignatian vision of the world as a place to redeem through simple fidelity. Their strong witness to the values of the Christian family extends to the embracing of their sisters and brothers. Jeanne and Patrick combine sensitivity to God's grace from above even as they promote values of justice and peace for all people from below.

Their commitment to promoting kingdom values is sincere and long term. As a couple, they live simply in terms of material possession, but richly in terms of interior life, faith, friendship and commitment. As individual, they use their intellectual gifts to serve students as well as the pursuit of truth in their challenging classes of philosophy.

Besides virtue, piety, and scholarship, Jeanne and Patrick are models of joy and love of life. The boundaries of our campus are not the boundaries of their vision and involvements. Their individual and combined interests extend to their activities for peace and justice, to the enjoyment of the arts as well as to involvements in their parish life. To see them is to know the power and fruitfulness of Christian marriage. To know them is to experience the gentleness of God's person.