... is summarized in two pictures of Ignatius of Loyola, the dashing Spanish nobleman and fierce soldier-captain, his leg shattered by a cannonball at Pamplona, still clothed in his noble's finery, reading the instrument of his conversion, the Lives of the Saints, and beginning to formulate the dream of a greater soldier's conquest for God; and of the Latin words, Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, For the Greater Glory of God, which became the ringing battle cry of this soldier of Christ and of the soldierly religious order he created, the Company of Jesus. Our Jesuit faculty, from priest to scholastic to brother, campaign for Christ in the footsteps of their soldier-founder Ignatius and of Jesuits like missionary St. Francis Xavier, the North American martyr-saints, 20th century Mexican martyr Fr. Pro, and explorer Fr. Marquette - all under the banner of AMDG.
spirit of our proud title
the Red Knights..."
A fearless red knight on a charging steed such is the symbol of what a Campion senior soon to graduate and to take his place in the world as a Campion man should be. The red stands for the martyr's blood shed by Blessed Edmund Campion, fearless English Jesuit martyr-priest, and for the qualities and achievements of this scholar, speaker, and writer. The knight points to the chivalric virtues of courage, courtesy, generosity, respect for women, and loyalty to God and country even in face of great obstacles - medieval virtues sorely needed in the twentieth-century world. The senior "Men of the Year here pictured, who attained special leadership and achievement in various areas of Campion life, are to us a symbol of these knightly qualities.
life goal - - leaders for
God and man..."
Two flags the American with its storied stars and stripes symbolizing the freedom and responsibilities of democracy, and the Papal with it triple tiara and double keys signifying Christ's divine authority given to His successors on earth, the Roman Pontiffs, summarize the noble life-goal of Campion students to become outstanding American citizens and dedicated Catholic men. To achieve this exalted vocation, the carefully-planned, tradition-rich "total" Campion education strives to train the "whole man" intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically. This four-phase training is accomplished in the classroom, by a daily spiritual life, by extra-curricular organizations, and in varsity and intramural sports. The student body at daily Mass receiving their God in Holy Communion is the integrating element in Campion's "total" educational program.