Spring Hill College joins our brothers and sisters in faith mourning Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who passed away on December 31, 2022, at the Vatican. He valued Catholic education and we remember his lifelong love of education. During a meeting with Catholic Educators in 2008 he stated:
“Education is integral to the mission of the Church to proclaim the Good News. A university or school’s Catholic identity is not simply a question of the number of Catholic students. It is a question of conviction – do we really believe that only in the mystery of the Word made flesh does the mystery of man truly become clear (cf. Gaudium et Spes, 22)? Are we ready to commit our entire self – intellect and will, mind and heart – to God? Only in this way do we really bear witness to the meaning of who we are and what we uphold.”
His words are directly reflected in Spring Hill’s Jesuit values and traditions. Today we remember his lifelong love of education; his commitment to serving the poor; and his dedication to the global Catholic Church. May he rest in peace.
ABOUT SPRING HILL COLLEGE:
Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast and the third oldest Jesuit college in the United States. Spring Hill combines the Jesuit tradition of excellence in education and a commitment to caring for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – with innovative educational experiences. Located in Mobile, Ala., Spring Hill’s mission is to form leaders engaged in learning, faith, justice and service for life. As a result, Spring Hill students are engaged, inspired and transformed by their experiences For more info visit shc.edu.