Since 1847, the Jesuits and Ignatian Spirituality have both been cornerstones of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. Even with this 165-year-old tradition, many students know very little about the mission of the Society of Jesus and the Jesuits on campus. Senior James Burke set about to change that with his senior thesis video project called “Men for Others,” which introduces viewers to the Jesuits at Spring Hill.
Interviewing five Jesuits at the college–Jesuit Fathers Chris Viscardi, Marvin Kitten, Richard Salmi, Stephen Campbell and Michael Williams–the video highlights their service to Spring Hill through their varied professions of theology teacher to campus minister, president of the school to theater director. The common themes of diversity, uniqueness and individuality resonate through the interviews. But for all these Jesuits, forming and creating not only well-educated college graduates but, more importantly, men and women in service to others for the greater glory of God is their ultimate goal and purpose.
In this video, the men talk about what motivates them as individuals and what being a Jesuit means to them.