What is an A.M.D.G.?   AMDG, the motto for the Jesuits in Latin, is Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, meaning “for the greater glory of God.” When we are living our truest self and living as God calls us to be as His beloved, we give glory to God. Joining an A.M.D.G. is about growing into your most authentic self and becoming a saint. We encourage you to be real with yourself, your emotions, and with your group as you  journey together. Now more than ever, we need each other. More than that, we need others in our spiritual journey to help us encounter Christ, walk with us, and share the Good News of Jesus.  Grounded in our baptismal call, we recognize our identity in Christ determines our mission and destiny in calling others to communion as disciples of Jesus. Your group will help you to encounter Christ and share Christ with others. The focus on the group is not inward but an outward focus in our missionary call as disciples. We pray and hope that this experience will help you live your life for the greater glory of God.

What is a missionary disciple?   Simply put, it is one who has experienced Christ and witnesses Christ to others. A missionary disciple is one who receives God’s love, reflects on their life in Christ, and responds with the Holy Spirit to the needs of the poor and marginalized.

What is Ignatian Spirituality?   Ignatian spirituality is one that draws from the wisdom and life of St. Ignatius. This is a spirituality that is grounded in the truth that God is present and active in our daily lives. Moreover, God is found in all things. It is a pathway to a relationship with Jesus, tools for discernment, and moves us to a life of service.

To learn more, or to join an AMDG student faith community, contact Fr. Mark Mossa, at mmossa@smspnewman.org.