The Jesuits, Google and New Zealand

As a teenager I attended the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in Detroit, Michigan, a school I will forever thank my mother for allowing me to attend.  While there I had the opportunity to study with and be taught by priests in the Jesuit community, a fraternal order whose focus was very strongly based on teaching.  However, even though I learned countless lessons during my four years there the one phrase I will remember the most clearly is, “Ad maiorem gloriam” or “For the greater glory”.

I believe this phrase to mean a number of things, but this morning when I opened up my Google Alerts and began skimming thought today’s article one in particular brought me back to that phrase.   For those unaware, there was an earthquake yesterday in New Zealand that reached a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale and resulted in a death toll of at least 75 individuals.  Within an hour of this incident’s end Google had created a site dedicated to assisting victims of the earthquake reconnect with loved ones.

In my opinion, this is working “For the greater glory”.

While some may disagree that a company is incapable of working for the greater good, this is proof of the opposite.  The site ( makes no effort to fill the space with ads or promotional material but simply asks “What is your situation”.

To me this is a very moving example of how a global company truly is attempting to give back and use it power for good, something I believe every organization with a public should strive to do

Until next time buyers, sellers and friends!


Josh *theLVD Weaver


About Josh Weaver

Joshua Weaver was born and raised in Plymouth, Michigan and attended Western Michigan University. He received his Bachelors of Arts, majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Political Science, in May of 2010. After working as a public speaker and advisor he then accepting a consulting position at, a Dutch Auction website based out of Las Vegas, NV. Upon completing two months of consulting he was offered a job as Director of Public Relations and accepted. He now spends the majority of his time researching trends and executing social media tactics to draw traffic to the site.
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5 Responses to The Jesuits, Google and New Zealand

  1. Mkw003 says:

    Thank you! Have you gotten any feedback from the D?

  2. Zach Weaver says:

    its ad maierem DE gloriam. Yeah U of D was pretty cool 😉

  3. Mkw003 says:

    It’s “effect” not “affect.”

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