Nov. 22, 2017

Nov. 22, 2017: Thanksgiving

Creighton University President, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ

Faculty, Staff, and Students, as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to express my gratitude for your daily contributions to our campus community and all we accomplish together in the brilliance and power of Jesuit higher learning. 

Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on the many good things in our life, whether it be family, friends, colleagues, or particular moments of grace. At the cusp of modernity, St. Ignatius of Loyola looked deeply within, and asked us to do likewise, focusing consistently on the small and not so small gifts that enrich any of our lives. He reminds us through the Examen of Conscience and so much of his especial spirituality that gratitude is a spiritual exercise, and as it is so often an appropriate and necessary response, it also appropriates our lives. 

Thank you very much for what you offer our Creighton community.  

In nearing the end of the semester, please enjoy some respite and rest, as well as time with family and friends. I wish each of you safe travels, and I pray that you have an opportunity to slow down and savor the experiences that bring fullness in your life.


Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ