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The Canisius Colleagues Program (CCP), a year-long formation experience in Ignatian pedagogy and spirituality, welcomed three students from St. Monica’s, the all-girls Nativity Miguel School on the East Side of Buffalo earlier this month.

Blessing, Martha and Kalani, all 8th grade girls, taught the March CCP gathering about their school, their hopes, their challenges, and gave their advice to what those of us at Canisius College could do to become better educators. The students were accompanied by Nativity Miguel President Nancy Langer and invited to lead the CCP in a discussion about Universal Apostolic Preference (UAP) #3: Accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future.

CCP participants were honored to listen to the wisdom of the three women. The four UAPs will be the lens that will direct the Society of Jesus for the next 10 years. They were approved by Pope Francis in 2018.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity