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Creighton Holds Commissioning Mass for Magis Catholic Teacher Corps

To honor Creighton’s Magis Catholic Teacher Corps, the University held a Commissioning Mass at St. John’s Church on campus Sunday, July 23rd, at 5 p.m.

Magis is celebrating its 10th year at Creighton and will send 27 teachers to serve at Catholic schools in five dioceses across Nebraska and South Dakota. The mass is a blessing and a symbolic sending forth of teachers to their respective schools.

Magis Catholic Teacher Corps is a two-year graduate program centered on community living, academic coursework and Ignatian Spirituality that prepares and supports highly motivated, faith-filled teachers to serve in under-resourced Catholic schools. During these two years, teachers live together in intentional Christian community as they pursue educational, professional and spiritual development.

Magis, a Latin term meaning "the more," is the charism of the Society of Jesus that embodies St. Ignatius' question in his Spiritual Exercises: "What more can I do for Christ?" Magis Catholic Teacher Corps recruits college graduates who view education as their vocation and their ministry.