The Suscipe Capstone Program
The Suscipe Capstone Program (SCP) is based on the spirituality of the Suscipe Prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Take, Lord, receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding, and my entire will.
All that I have and possess.
You have given all to me;
to You, O Lord, I return it.
All is Yours. Do with it what You will.
Give me only Your love and Your grace,
for that is enough for me.
-Suscipe Prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola
This program is designed to bring to life the goals of the Graduate at Graduation: that each student grow to be more Loving, Religious, Open to Growth, Committed to Working for Peace & Justice, and Intellectually Competent. The SCP reflects the highly respected and successful educational philosophy of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in its purpose and implementation, and is an ongoing, four year process involving every student. In the final year of the SCP, senior students will create a presentation and converse with a panel of three adults from different areas of the Saint Ignatius community (administrators, teachers, staff, board members, alumni, benefactors).
Are you looking for a place where your student will…
- be accompanied on a meaningful journey through the incredibly important high school years?
- delve deeply into the great questions of life’s meaning and purpose?
- have the opportunity to discuss the fruits of his journey in a capstone presentation?
Are you looking for a place where you…
- will be challenged to find God in all things - from athletics and algebra to theology and technology?
- can find your individual path, guided and mentored by dedicated and talented adults?
- will engage in a capstone presentation with a panel of adult members of the school community?
If yes to any of the above:
Saint Ignatius High School, with our unique Suscipe Capstone Program, may very well be the right place for you.
THE FIVE STEPS OF THE SUSCIPE CYCLE
Who am I right now? What in my personal history and experiences have made me who I am today? What are my strengths? What do I need to work on? What are my goals and aspirations?
What have I learned in my classes? In my extracurricular activities? In my service work? In my spiritual life? In my relationship with God, with different individuals and groups whom I have encountered?
How have my experiences reinforced my context? How have they challenged my context? What experiences have stood out and have caused me to think more deeply about them? Why? What options for action are now available to me as I move forward? What sort of effort will it take and what are my goals in taking this effort? Where is God leading me as I consider these experiences and opportunities?
Search out alternatives for ways of proceeding. Consult with others - friends, family, teachers, spiritual directors, etc. - to get feedback on my reflections. Pray to be led by God in all that I try to accomplish. Implement my plan to the best of my ability.
How did I do in completing my plan of action? What strengths did I see emerge? What areas do I need to work on in the future? Did I give it my best effort? What might that effort tell me about my choice of action plan? About me and my commitment to that plan? What might I have done differently? Where is God leading me now?
Questions? Please contact theology teacher and program director Thomas M. Healey, M.A. ‘77