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XAVIER UNIVERSITY HISTORY & SEAL

Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan


Private, catholic university by Society of Jesus
Aglipayan and Masonry weakened the faith of the rising generation.
Parish schools American catholic missionaries took over the stewardship of the Catholic
Church in Mindanao
1926 American Jesuit of the Maryland- new York took over the Nothern Miindanao from the
Spanish Jesuit of the Province of Aragon. Fr. Hayes and Fr. Joseph Lucas adapted new field of
endeavors.
June 1927 opened two parish schools one for boys and one for girls; Fr. Hayes = pastor of
Talisayan, Misamis Oriental
June 29, 1927 Fr. Hayes = Superior of N. Mindanao missions.
June 1928 Fr. Hayes as pastor, opened St. Augustines Parochial School ( 50 children for first
two grades and kindergarten); Sister Andrea Montejo, RVM = first principal.
1930 School moved to new purchased building = dormitory of Lourdes College and Residence
of RVM sisters.
December 22, 1930 Fr. Hayes = Superior of the Philippine Mission; Fr. Lucas =
pastor/superior of nm missions.
Early 1933 St. Augustines school flourished; creation of Diocese of Cagayan ad separation
for the Diocese of Zamboanga; Fr. Hayes = Bishop; Fr. Lucas = vice-superior for NM and
director of St. Augustines school.
June 1933 Fr. Hayes established two diocesan high school: Ateneo de Cagayan(boys) and
Lourdes Academy(girls); Financial difficulties and great depression due to requirements of the
government.
June 7 1933, Fr. Lucas acted as Director up to 1934; Fr. John E wasil = first prefect of for the
boys HS; Lourdes Academy under RVM sisters; located @ Burgos St. (former St. Augustine
Parochial School location)
1937 Bishop Hayes entrusted administration of Ateneo de Cagayan to Society of Jesus and Fr.
James E. Haggerty= director;
1938 opened collegiate departments = Liberal arts, education and commerce.
May 2, 1939 town struck by a big fire.
1940 transfer of ownership of Ateneo de Cagayan from Diocese to the Society of Jesus;
conferred college diplomas.
May = Hayes Vice-rector
July 6 = Rector
Cagayan de misamis to Cagayan de oro (50,000 population; finest port in Mindanao; fast
growing town)
Before WWII moved to new location in Corrales Avenue = Liberal Arts, Commerce and
Education
December 9, 1941 closed down 614 students
May 2, 1942 Ateneo dC = headquarters of the Imperial Japanese Army in Mindanao.
September 9, 1944 US Air Force swooped bombs in most of Cagayan de Misamis into rubble
and ash.
Fr. Andrew Cervini SJ and Fr. Haggerty reconstructed the school
1946 regular classes
August 30, 1947 eruption of Mt. Hibok-hibok camiguin
FATHER FRANCISCO ARANETA
1958 Rector, vowed to St. Francis Xavier for conferration of Ateneo de Cagayan as university;
if and then, he would change the name to Xavier.
March 22, 1958 Commencement exercises, an hour before received telegram from Mr. Manuel
Lim, secretary of Education.
August 27. 1958 inaugurated as university; officially became vier University Ateneo de
Cagayan; FIRST university in Mindanao and among the Ateneo Schools.
President Carlos Garcia honorary degree doctor of laws, first honorary degree given by
university.
Summer of 1958 Fr. Francisco Araneta requested Fr. Miguel Bernad SJ to design a seal
Retain the elements of the old seal: IHS, WOLVES, POT OF LOYOLA, EAGLE-QUILL-
BOOK of Fr. Hayes (founder of the Institution)
Archbishop Mariano Madriaga Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, official Heraldist of
Philippine Hierarchy review and gave his comments
NEW UNIVERSITY SEAL =
1) Dexter Chief crescent moon ( adaptation of coat of arms of house of Xavier)
2) Wolves and Pot ( coat of arms of Loyola Family)
3) IHS with three nails (monogram of Society of Jesus)
4) Eagle-quill-book (coat of arms of Fr. Hayes)
LEARNING STYLE
Auditory identify sounds related to an experience
Visual have a sharp, clear picture of an experience
Kinesthetic develop a strong feeling towards an experience
Read/write learners
IGNATIAN PEDAGOGICAL PARADIGM
Jesuits members of the Society of Jesus, an order of Roman Catholic Priests, founded by St.
Ignatius Loyola
Known for:
Exemplary teaching, social justice and service, Holistic formation, cultivating the whole person
(MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT), traveling throughout the world and magis.
XU/ATENEO Five: CONTEXT, EXPERIENCE, REFLECTION, ACTION, EVALUATION
To facilitate the learning and growth through encounters TRUTH AND EXPLORATION of
Human Learning
Grow as a person of Competence, Conscience and Commitment
Three: SPIRITU ( intellect ) , CORDE ( affect ) , PRACTICE ( behavior )
Pedagogy the art and science of Teaching, cant be reduced to methodology
Ignatian Pedagogy the way in which teachers accompany learners in their growth and
development
Must include: world view, a view and vision of the ideal human person to be educated.
Provides criteria for choices of mean to be used in the process of educated.
LIVES OF LOYOLA & XAVIER
Early Life of St. Ignatius
Inigo de Loyola was born in 1491 in Azpeitia in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa in northern
Spain.
He was the youngest of thirteen children.
At the age of sixteen years he was sent to serve as a page to Juan Velazquez, the treasurer of the
kingdom of Castile. As a member of the Velazquez household, he was much addicted to
gambling and the ladies, very contentious, and not above engaging in swordplay on occasion.
At the age of 30 in May of 1521 as an officer defending the fortress of the town of Pamplona
against the French, who claimed the territory as their own against Spain.
they admired his courage, the French soldiers carried him back to recuperate at his home, the
castle of Loyola, rather than to prison.
His leg was set but did not heal, so it was necessary to break it again and reset it, all without
anesthesia. Ignatius grew worse and was finally told by the doctors that he should prepare for
death.
On the feast of Saints Peter and Paul (29 June), The leg healed, but the bone protruded below the
knee and one leg was shorter than the other.
Therefore he ordered the doctors to saw off the offending knob of bone and lengthen the leg by
systematic stretching.
All his life he walked with a limp because one leg was shorter than the other.
Conversion of St. Ignatius
he left the castle in March of 1522.
He had decided that he wanted to go to Jerusalem to live where our Lord had spent his life on
earth.
As a first step he began his journey to Barcelona.
He proceeded to the Benedictine shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat, made a general confession,
and knelt all night in vigil before Our Lady's altar, following the rites of chivalry. He left his
sword and knife at the altar, went out and gave away all his fine clothes to a poor man, and
dressed himself in rough clothes with sandals and a staff.
The Experience at Manresa
He continued towards Barcelona but stopped along the river Cardoner at a town called Manresa.
He stayed in a cave outside the town, intending to linger only a few days, but he remained for
ten months.
He spent hours each day in prayer and also worked in a hospice. It was while here that the ideas
for what are now known as the Spiritual Exercises began to take shape.
as the most significant in his life. The vision was more of an enlightenment, but it seems to have
been an encounter with God as He really is so that all creation was seen in a new light and
acquired a new meaning and relevance, an experience that enabled Ignatius to find God in all
things. This grace, finding God in all things, is one of the central characteristics of Jesuit
spirituality.
Actually, by finding God in all things, all times are times of prayer.
He finally arrived at Barcelona, took a boat to Italy, and ended up in Rome where he met Pope
Adrian VI and requested permission to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
arrived in the Holy Land he wanted to remain, but was told by the Franciscan superior the
situation was too dangerous. (Remember, the Turks were the rulers of the Holy Land)
The Return to School
By now he was 33 years old and determined to study for the priesthood.
ignorant of Latin, a necessary preliminary to university studies in those days.
So he started back to school studying Latin grammar with young boys in a school in Barcelona.
There he begged for his food and shelter. After two years he moved on to the University of
Alcala.
gather students and adults to explain the Gospels to them and teach them how to pray. His
efforts attracted the attention of the Inquisition and he was thrown into jail for 42 days. When he
was released he was told to avoid teaching others. The Spanish Inquisition was a bit paranoid
and anyone not ordained was suspect.
he took to the road, this time for Paris.
At the University of Paris he began school again, studying Latin grammar and literature,
philosophy, and theology.
He would spend a couple of months each summer begging in Flanders for the money he would
need to support himself in his studies for the rest of the year
began sharing a room with Francis Xavier and Peter Faber.
Eventually six of them plus Ignatius decided to take vows of chastity and poverty and to go to
the Holy Land.
For a year they waited, however no ship was able to take them to the Holy Land because of the
conflict between the Christians and Muslims.
he wanted to say his first Mass in Jerusalem in the land where Jesus himself had lived.
Early Life of St. Xavier
Saint Francis Xavier was born on April 7, 1506, in a castle near Sangesa in Navarre (part of
present-day Spain). With encouragement from his friend Ignatius of Loyola, Xavier devoted
himself to religious service and became one of the founders of the Jesuit order. Much of his life
was spent tending to missions in areas such as India and Japan. He was 46 when he died on
China's Shangchuan Island on December 3, 1552.
Early Life
On April 7, 1506, in Xavier Castle, located near Sangesa, in the kingdom of Navarre (part of
present-day Spain). Life was disrupted by his father's death, as well as by outside efforts to take
control of Navarre.
Forming the Jesuit Order
In 1525, Xavier went to study at the University of Paris. There, he encountered Ignatius of
Loyola. On August 15, 1534, in the Montmartre section of Paris, Xavier, Loyola and five others
pledged themselves to the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). In addition to vows of celibacy and
poverty, they also promised to visit the Holy Land.
While waiting in Venice, Italy, to depart for the Holy Land, Xavier worked in a hospital, aiding
those in need. He also became a priest, on June 24, 1537. When fighting between Venice and the
Ottoman Empire made a trip to Jerusalem impossible, Xavier instead went to Rome, where he
and others in the society offered their services to the pope.
Missionary Work
Impressed by the Jesuits, King John III of Portugal asked the order for missionaries to work in
his empire. Though Loyola initially selected others for the task, Xavier stepped in when a fellow
priest became ill. He left Rome on March 15, 1540.
Xavier arrived in Goa, India, on May 6, 1542. He came to be admired in that country for his
ability to live and work side by side with the poor. Seeking more converts, Xavier continued to
travel; his stops included Ceylon, the Molucca Islands, the Banda Islands and the Malay
Peninsula.
On August 15, 1549, Xavier landed at Kagoshima, Japan. As he had at his other missions,
Xavier adapted to local mores and arranged for the translation of religious texts. These steps
helped him reach more converts in the year and a half he spent in Japan.
Last Mission and Legacy
Xavier's next focus for missionary work was China. He traveled to Sancian (Shangchuan)
Island, near Canton, but was not able to access the mainland because borders had been closed to
foreigners. Before he could find a way inside the country, illness incapacitated Xavier. He died
on the island on December 3, 1552, at the age of 46. His body was then taken to Goa.
Though he passed away at a relatively young age, Xavier had accomplished much in his life. In
addition to being a founding member of the Jesuit orderthe Society of Jesus was officially
recognized by Pope Paul III in 1540he baptized an estimated 30,000 people. Xavier was
beatified by Pope Paul V in 1619, and canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622. A famed
missionary himself, he is now the patron saint of missionaries.
JOHN FROPPE & RICHIE PARKER
John Froppe
Bilateral Amelia on-genetic birth defect; birth defect of lacking one or more limbs; shrunken
or deformed limb;
2001: St. Louis University, Missouri = Master of Social Work Family Therapy Concentration
1992: St. Lois University, Missouri = B.A. Communication; Graduated Cum Laude
Operates his own company, travels the world, runs large non-profit agency
Husband and father
Breese, Illinois with his wife, Christine and baby Faith Teresa
Author of Whats Your Excuse? Making the Most of What You Have
You will not be looking at him you will be looking at yourself!
Richie Parker
30 years old
Vehicle engineer at NASCARs most winning organization.
Hendrick Motorsports
im just never satisfied.. its what drives me. I dont know where it comes from. And sometimes
it kinda drives me crazy but thats how I live my life
ARCHBISHOP JAMES TG HAYES, SJ
1926 first came in CDO
April 1, 1980 - funeral in Cagayan cathedral; 91 years old
1933 - left CDO only once to be consecrated bishop in New York
February 11, 1889 born in New York
August 14, 1907 entered Jesuit Novitiate age 18
1921 ordained as Priest
1933 became bishop
1951 became archbishop
73 years = Jesuit
59 years = priest
47 = bishop
54 = in the Philippines
48 Jesuit in the Philippines
Two significant facts: 1)coat of arms includes the map of Mindanao. 2)changed his name
James= filipino name, Santiago (signed Santiago, Obispo)
While in Europe, tertian in Tronchiennes in Belgium, received message from Fr. Laurence
Kelly to go to Philippines.
Attended St. Stephens Parochial School in Manhattan.
Had gone to St. Francis Xavier High School on 16
th
St., military school run by Jesuits.
Assigned to Fordham College = prefect of student = dean of Men
1921 - First large group of American Jesuits in Philippines Manila = 20
1926 ten of them for the mission of Northern Mindanao. ( Fr. Hayes and Fr. Lucas)
Four elemets: growth of Aglipayan Movement(Iglesia Filipina Independiente), Campaign of
active proselytizing among Catholics(American Protestants), Government
Official(Misunderstanding of Separation of state and church) and influence of Masonry
tiny force = fifteen priests
Scarcity of priests in Mindanao
Father Gabriel Font roving missionary, served all the towns and barrios of Misamis Occidental
and part of Lanao. (eventually, eight priests divided this job which he had once done alone)
American Jesuit were also able to bring new methods and techniques that made Religion
attractive to the 20
th
century youth.
1926 real turning point in the life of the Church in Mindanao
First assigned to Talisayan Mindanao, assistant to the Spanish Jesuit Missionary
Learning Visayan Language there. Great impression to the Talisayan People.
June 29 1927 transfer to Cagayan
Vicar forante and regular vice-superior of the Jesuit Missions of Northern Mindanao
Organize the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for younger students and for older students, open
dormitories(also reading rooms), OPENING OF PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS.
1927 opened the St. Augustine Parochial School at Cagayan (during his tenure of office as
parish priest 1927-1930)
April 17 1927 first American superior, Father James Carlin SJ of New England assumed
office. Died on Los Angeles October 1 1930.
December 22 1930 - Successor: Fr. Hayes, went to Manila as Superior of the Philippine Jesuit
Mission
New novitiate building was erected @ Novaliches, 24km northeast of Manila.
Irish lay-brother, Bro. John Doyle SJ cook housekeeper
1933 first bishop of Cagayan
Eastern Mindanao under cebu, western Mindanao w/ sulu archipelago under Jaro.
1910 new diocese of Zamboanga was created.
1911 to 1916 First bishop of Zamboanga was an Irishman who had lived in Spain, Michael
ODoherty then archbishop of Manila
Successor: Spanish Jesuit, rector of Ateneo Manila, Fr. Jose Clos SJ, died on October 2 1931.
Divided immense territory into two dioceses: Zamboanga in the south and Cagayan in the north.
March 1933 appointment of new bishops
Fr. Luis del Rosario, a Filipino Jesuit was appointed to Zamboanga. Consecrated in the Manila
Cathedral on June 14, 1933
Fr. Hayes was consecrated in New York at St. Patricks Cathedral on June 18, 1933, His
Eminence Patrick Cardinal Hayes.
Returned in the same year with Father George Kirchgessner SJ
November 21, 1933 return to Cagayan
A banquet at the City Hall, hosted by the town. Cooperation of the state and church.
Provincial Governor, Segundo Gaston spoke in Spanish
June 1933 opened two schools in Cagayan
Lourdes Academy (Lourdes College) by Religious of the Virgin Mary (rvm) and Ateneo de
Cagayan.
Supposed to be a Jesuit school but it was under the bishop or Diocesan school, although run by
Jesuits, with Father Lucas, later Fathher Kirchgessner as Director.
1958 - Father James Haggert SJ = rector
Officially called Xavier University, the Ateneo de Cagayan
PME , Missionary Priests of Quebec, in Davao
Two other foundations were made: Maria Reyna (after the Blessed Virgin Mary) entrusted to the
sister of St. Paul de Chartress and Carmelite Monastery(Carmelites a parcel of land from the
seminary grounds)
Faithful driver Ponciano, in Maria Reyna.
Fr. Hayes was blind, said Mass by memory and in Latin.
January 1980 first with Pneumonia, then with Uremia. Became Comatose.
Tomb was prepared by Archbishop Cronin, funeral arrangements by Fr. Oscar Millar
On the eve of his 91
st
birthday February 10 1980, president of XU, Fr. Ernesto Javier SJ
accompanied by Fr. John Gordon SJ and his writer, went in his room with St. Paul Sisters read
the Citation awarding the Honorary degree of the Doctor oh Human Letters.
A long delayed honor from the institution which he had founded in 1933 as the Ateneo de
Cagayan
Friday, March 28 1980 prayers for the dying by Fr. Millar and the Sisters, quietly died.
His body was brought to Carmelite Chapel.
Saturday march 29, morning mass was celebrated, where it was waked by the alumni and by the
ROTC CADETS.
Sunday afternoon, march 30 waked by the Knights of Colombus in their council hall.
Monday morning, March 31, brought to Lourdes College, Jesuit Provincial, Fr. Joaquin Bernas
as chief celebrant and brought back to cathedral that afternoon.
Funeral mass was hed @ 10 am on shrove Tuesday, April 1 1980, in Visayan
The hymn in English was sung by Talisayan.
Father Rodolfo Cabonce SJ, archbishops secretary gave the last blessing and the body was put
in the tomb while priests and nuns sung Take and Receive
Shortly after, City Council of Cagayan de Oro met, name one of the longest streets in the city
the Archbishop Santiago T.G. Hayes Street
to labor until death among his beloved flock so that his bones would be laid to rest among
them
Prefer indirect methods than by open combat.