A Reflection by Loriana Harkey On Sunday, November 16, Creighton University hosted a Salvadoran dinner and film to inform and honor the Jesuits martyred in 1989 during the war in El Salvador. Before the film, everyone was provided a homemade Salvadoran meal by a family who owns a local restaurant here in Omaha that consisted… Continue reading Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of the UCA
This weekend, the Cortina Community began a new tradition: Cortina Field Trips! Cortinians had the opportunity to explore different sites in the Omaha area. Formation Group Leaders led small groups of students to their favorite places around the community, from restaurants to parks to churches. Students had the chance to see parts of Omaha they… Continue reading Cortina Field Trips!
The first Cortina Formation Time of the year focused on the topic of vocation. Freshmen and sophomores were split into separate rooms to hear from members of the Creighton and Omaha communities who shared their vocational journey and gave advice to students as they find their own vocation. Our panelists were: Kyle O'Reilly, video editor… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Vocation
Welcome to our new and continuing members of the Cortina Community! After a busy start to the year full of new student orientation and the beginning of classes, we couldn't be more excited for the year to come. Our first community meeting of the year was the annual Community Partner Bash where students learned who… Continue reading The Start of a New Year
Dear Future Cortinian, You are about to embark on a new chapter in your life that will forever change the way you view things and people in the world. You are going to meet people who have different values than the ones you believe in. As a result you will be challenged. Many people… Continue reading Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Challenge”
To a Future Young Cortinian, I’m not going to write you a letter assuming your year, your gender, your past. I am not going to tell you what you ought to do. I am merely giving advice I wish someone would have told me and my advice, in general, for anything, anytime, is to… Continue reading Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Embrace”
Dear Future Young Cortinian, To explain my experience in Cortina, I can use the Cortina symbol of a tree to represent what I have learned this year. I think one of the most important factors for experiencing growth is the need for strong roots, as the symbol reveals the tree’s roots to us. Cortina has… Continue reading Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Growth”