A Message from John Chandler
Our founder, the missionary, Reverend Arnold J. Damen, S.J., came to Chicago in 1857 to establish a beacon for Faith and Education for immigrant Irish families. Faith first - the Church of the Holy Family. Education second - Saint Ignatius College. The Society of Jesus has always combined these two critical missions from which Service flows. For more than a century and one half, Saint Ignatius College Prep has strengthened Father Damen's mission for our school so that our young men and women can be formed in heart, soul and mind - going out to lead and set the world on fire. We welcome you to explore our history, and our mission. We hope that you will partner with us in the way the early companions of Saint Ignatius did - offering all for the "Greater Glory of God." A.M.D.G.