Location: Kenna Lawn
Inspiration: On June 4, 2002, SCU installed a statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola to embody the University’s Jesuit roots.
The book features a quote from St. Ignatius, “The more universal the good, the more it is divine.”
On the back, there is a figure of Christ with eight crosses, one for each of the martyrs killed in El Salvador in 1989.
Origin: Don’t assume it was your tuition money that paid for St. Ignatius – SCU alumni William and Janice Terry gifted it.
Factoids: It took about a year for the artist, Lisa Reinertson from Davis, Calif., to build the 600-pound statue in clay and cast it in bronze.
Although the statue is roughly eight-feet tall, St. Ignatius was actually five-foot three.
— Christina Hoang