Ignatian Integration Papers
In your fall semester as a Manresa Scholar, you submit three monthly, two-page Ignatian Integration papers. Each prompt invites you to think critically and creatively about how your Manresa Seminar course connects to and resonates with the rich array of academic, spiritual, and social programming offered by the Program. Each paper is submitted to your Manresa professor through a central online form at the prescribed due dates.
These three papers comprise 10% of your final Manresa Seminar course grade.
Integration Paper #1: September Prompt
Page 1: At the end of your first month as a Manresa Scholar, how have you positively contributed to our Integrated Learning Community (ILC) through participation in the academic, social, and spiritual programs we offer?
Page 2: What are two concrete connections between what you are learning in your Manresa course and the Ignatian emphasis on discovery and imagination?
Due Wednesday, September 27 to http://tiny.cc/manresaignatianpaper-1.
Integration Paper #2: October Prompt
Page 1: Identify two Manresa programs that you attended this month and found the most meaningful. How did they support and/or challenge your current way of thinking/believing as a young adult?
Page 2: Give a reasoned account of the ways in which a particular concept or text from your Manresa course is valuable for young adults to study at a Jesuit school.
Due Friday, October 27 to http://tiny.cc/manresaignatianpaper-2.
Integration Paper #3: November Prompt
Page 1: From all the Manresa programs in which you have participated thus far, which one intellectually, ethically, and/or spiritually bothered you the most meaningfully, and why?
Page 2: Offer two spring semester programming ideas that your Manresa professor and RA partner might organize with you to continue the learning experience from your Manresa course.
Due Monday, November 20 to http://tiny.cc/manresaignatianpaper-3.
Program Attendance & Participation
As a member of Manresa, you also attend and actively participate in a series of engaging programs and events that reflect and develop Ignatian skills, in the following four areas: Learning; Sharing; Serving; Reflecting. To this end, Scholars must attend at least one program that fulfills each of these areas, as outlined below.
This will comprise 10% of your final Manresa Seminar course grade (2 ½% each).
1) Learning: one Manresa Academic Tutor Class or Evening Program
2) Sharing: one Manresa Community Dinner Colloquium
3) Serving: one Manresa Service-Learning Project
- Options include: Bronx park clean-ups, Catholic grammar school tutoring, welcome table food pantry, youth mentoring, Bronx public school community event set-up, food and clothing distribution to NYC homeless, hospital visit ministry, and other NYC Jesuit Collaborative initiatives.
4) Reflecting: one Manresa-sponsored Campus Ministry event
Scholars self-report attendance through an online form to their Manresa professor: http://tiny.cc/manresaprogramattend.