Jesuit Heritage

UCSIA is the heir of the former Jesuit university and business school UFSIA, and is therefore indebted to the Jesuit tradition. The UCSIA topics ‘Economy & Ethics’ and ‘Europe & Solidarity’ stem from the socio-economic focus within the educational programmes of UFSIA. ‘Religion, Culture & Society’ examines the spiritual dimension of being human in the world.

These key topics are in line with the Jesuit vision on education as caring for the individual person as a whole: head, heart and hands. Broad and thorough scientific knowledge, spirituality, commitment and service, inspired by Ignatius’ motto: En todo amar y servir. Service is also reflected in the promotion of Community Service Learning, which UCSIA is strongly committed to.

To ensure good education, personal development and mental health: these key aspects from the rich spiritual legacy of the Society of Jesus are propagated by UCSIA. We work in close collaboration with the members of the Society of Jesus and its many (net)works, both locally and internationally.

Partners

Ruusbroec Institute

interdisciplinary research centre for the academic study of the history of spirituality in the Low Countries

Streven

socio-cultural magazine for the critical reflection on socio-cultural developments

Events

Passion: Histories of the Heart

Passion:
Histories of the Heart

exhibit & city walk
14 February - 30 June 2021

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News

Behind the Scenes of 'Passion. Histories of the Heart'

The Religious Bodies team takes you behind the scenes of the creation of the Antwerp city walk and exhibition in St Paul’s Church. They share their thoughts on the methods, sources and historiographical fields they used to tell the complex stories of the heart in Catholic symbolism, devotion and mysticism in the 19th and 20th centuries. The emotional meanings of the mortal hearts of believers and the divine hearts of Jesus and Mary take centre stage in a multilayered view of religious images, objects and practices.
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New vision statement 'Jesuit Heritage'

What does the UCSIA theme ‘Jesuit Heritage' embrace? What topics are selected and why? What will we highlight in the coming years?
Read the new vision statement.....

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Publications

The publications on jesuit heritage will be posted soon.

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