Magis, a Latin word meaning “more” or “greater” is related to the Jesuit Motto, AMDG (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam), “for the greater glory of God.” Fr. Bryan Massingale describes Magis as the inner longing—a sacred, holy restlessness for that which is always out of our reach, but which beckons and allures us, and entices us to reach beyond where we are now. Magis is an inner dynamism of spirit that leaves us dissatisfied with the way things are, and calls us forward into the deep. A fundamental Jesuit value, striving for Magis encourages each person to try to do the more, the better, the greater – for God and our neighbor, not for ourselves.
What Does the Magis Mean to You?