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LOAVES AND FISHES – THE BENEDICTINE AND JESUIT TRADITIONS AS COMPLEMENTARY FOUNDATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT EDUCATION IN CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROGRAMS John Bunch Andrew Ochs

Source Documents Religious/ Monastic Tradition Lay translations/ Worldly Impact

Charism/Spirituality Educational Pedagogy

Business Practices

Benedictine Spirituality
Catholicism

• Values based Spirituality centered in Christ
– Listening. Sacramental. Community. Humility. Stability. Mission. Moderation. Balance. Dignity and importance of work. Ora et Labora. “in all things God may be glorified.” Conversatio/Conversio. Hospitality. – Vows of Stability, Obedience, Conversion of Life

Benedictine: Spirituality Tradition Practice

Shared Charism: Spirituality and CaC Tradition

Jesuit/Ignatian: Spirituality Tradition Practice

• Liturgical spirituality centered in the Opus Dei – the work of God.
– Opus Dei – Liturgy of the Hours focused on the Psalms

• Listening Spirituality centered in the scriptures.
– Lectio Divina: Time place, environment, routine.

• Ecumenical spirituality centered in hospitality

Benedictine Spirituality, The Liturgical Nature of the Benedictine Life - by Maxwell Johnson, Ph.D. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkl2OaFNwQU

Benedictine Tradition
• Rule of St. Benedict
– Manual for the Life and Operation of the Monastery

Jesuit Spirituality
• “To the greater glory of God”
– Personal love for Jesus Christ

• Benedictines, Camaldolese, Cistercians, Trappists • Themes
– – – – – Stability, Community, Place Listening , Humility, Obedience Balanced Life: Prayer, Study, Work – Ora Et Labora Hospitality Image of Abbot and Leadership
• Listening, Council with community, Father/Sheppard, Sensitivity to Strong and Weak (Community and Individual)

• Vows of Poverty, Chastity, Obedience
– Service to Holy Father – Readiness to go anywhere they are needed at any time.

• Spiritual Exercises – Discernment of Spirits • Rigorous Formation – Focus on inner life. “Ridding the soul of all inordinate attachments.”
– Inner Freedom, total availability

– Image of Members of Community
• Obedience, Humility, Service to others and community,

– Image of Community structure and practice
• Mission, Clear Expectations, FLEXIBLE Rules, Community life and meetings, Balance between Competence and Seniority

• Transform yourself to transform the world • Magis – “The More”

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Ignatian/Jesuit Tradition
Benedictine

Loaves and Fishes
Jesuit/Ignatian Anchorites “Self-reliant …without the support of another, they are ready with God’s help to grapple single handed with the vices of body and mind.” Support through gifts and donations Global Flexibility Leadership Transformational Leadership Self Development Spiritual Practices / Discernment Self Management
Cenobites “… those who belong to a monastery, where they serve under a rule and an abbot.” Self Supporting through work of the community Local Stability Followership Stewardship/ManagementTransactional Leadership Community/ Community Development Ora Et Labora, Opus Dei Lectio Divena Obedience and servant leadership

• Global outlook • Set up for speed, mobility, responsiveness, flexibility • Cura personalis – care for the full person
– Development of gifts to their full capacity, “to love and serve the Diving Majesty in all things.”

• Experience, reflection, action • Tight, centralized authority, along with wide-open self initiative • Particular concern for the poor, social justice

Business Practice
• Models/Images of organization
– Roles and Duties – Personnel Policies, Discipline, etc.

Conclusion
• A Jesuit and a (Trappist, Cistercian, Benedictine) walk into a business school……

• Models of Leadership and Management
– Processes – Strategy

• Models of the Individual/Follower Importance of Charisms for Mission and Identity in Catholic Business Education

• …. You finish the story!

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