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Office for Mission and Heritage

Established in 2004, the Office for Mission and Heritage assists the Saint Xavier University community to become more focused on, intentional about, and accountable for pursuing its educational mission as a Catholic and Mercy institution.

Accordingly, the Office for Mission and Heritage has a threefold focus:

  • Promoting and deepening the University community's understanding of and engagement with Saint Xavier's Catholic identity
  • Fostering and enlivening the University community's appreciation for and embodiment of Saint Xavier's Mercy heritage, past and present.
  • Supporting and contributing to the academic excellence of the University's undergraduate and graduate programs

Beyond Saint Xavier, Mission and Heritage is active with national organizations committed to Catholic and faith-based higher education. Among these organizations are the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), the Conference for Mercy Higher Education (CMHE), and the Lilly Fellows Program.

The Suscipe of Catherine McAuley

My God, I am yours for all eternity.
Teach me to cast my whole self
into the arms of your Providence
with the most lively, unlimited confidence in your compassionate, tender pity.
Grant, O most merciful Redeemer,
that whatever you ordain or permit may always be acceptable to me.
Take from my heart all painful anxiety;
suffer nothing to afflict me but sin,
nothing to delight me, but the hope of coming to the possession of You
my God, in your own everlasting kingdom.


For more information contact the Executive Director of Mission and Heritage, Jenny DeVivo, Ph.D., at 773-341-5734 or devivoFREESXU.