At the Annual General Meeting of our members on June 5, we unveiled the inaugural publication of St. Bonaventure’s College MAGIS magazine.

This bi-annual publication will explore how we fulfill the mission of Jesuit, Catholic education, by seeking the Magis as we strive to form within our portals, “Men and Women for and with Others.”  We are so proud of the many innovative and creative initiatives underway at St. Bon’s, supported by a dynamic group of educators and supported by an amazing staff.  MAGIS becomes another means to get the good news out to the public on the magic happening here.

Why did we select the name MAGIS for this publication?  Magis is a Latin word for “the greater.”  This word is synonymous with the Society of Jesus and Saint Ignatius Loyola, their founder.  It is related to Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, a Latin phrase meaning “for the greater glory of God.” Magis refers to the philosophy of doing more, for Christ, and therefore doing more for others. It is an expression of an aspiration and inspiration. It relates to forming the ideal society centered on Jesus Christ.

So MAGIS will be our name and it will be our unwavering goal in our personal formation and growth.

You can read the inaugural MAGIS magazine by clicking on the cover.