Picturing God on Campus: John Carroll University

John Carroll University James Davis Garden

Description: James Davis Garden, a peaceful sanctuary tucked in near the Garden Level entry to the John Carroll Administration Building.

Reflection:

“A generous ethos of being and generous habit of mind is how I try to make meaning in my professional as well as my personal life. It isn’t so much about the committees that I chair or the programs that I create or the courses that I teach; I want it to be about how I conduct myself and how I interact with everyone I meet. It’s about showing my humanity—the pain and the joy and everything in between. That allows me to accept generosity—the passion and caring of others. And accompanying those with whom I live, work, and teach and trusting in them and in whatever relationship we have will hopefully allow me to express my generosity so that we can, in the words of Ignatius, both give without counting the cost and labor with that being its own reward.”

Lauren Bowen, Ph.D.
Associate Academic VP
February 2011

Submitted by John Carroll University.


Are you a student or a teacher? We welcome your submissions of how you are picturing God on your campus.

6 Comments on Picturing God on Campus: John Carroll University

  1. I’ve never noticed that spot – but it’s nice to see it pictured as I open my computer and begin to put the final touches on my syllabus for my JCU class!

    • Robin, thanks for taking the time to comment. I didn’t realize you had a John Carroll connection. All best in the new semester!

  2. MULTIPLE John Carroll connections! (I keep my 2005 parking sticker on my car because that’s when I made the Exercises there.) Come and visit my blog Sunday night or Monday for a big one, and thanks for the good wishes.

  3. Amazing the way the tree spreads its branch so far out, almost as though inviting students to sit in its shade. Very reassuring to see the photographer-professor, in God`s love taking students under her wing in true Ignatian spirit, to guide them to be what God wants them to be.

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