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Welcome to the University Chaplain

The Office of the University Chaplain serves the holistic education of our students by attending to the faith, spiritual and religious formation of the University community.

In collaboration with student leaders, staff, faculty and administrators, we promote a vision of the way of proceeding set forth by St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus.

Embracing our common human dignity created in God's image and likeness, we foster a greater respect for the truth, goodness and grace to be found in a diversity of faith traditions and people of every culture, race, language and economic status.

News from the Chaplain

Jesuits in Formation Offer Advent Prayers: Week 2 by Sylvester Tan, S.J.

Sylvester Tan

For the Second week of Advent, this week's reflection is offered by one of our young Jesuits, Sylvester Tan, who is studying at Regis College at the University of Toronto.

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Advent Begins: Sign Up for prayers from young Jesuits in Formation

Advent Wreath

Advent begins November 27. Join the Jesuits in prayer this Advent season. Sign up here.

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Thanksgiving is Gratitude, according to Ignatius

Prayer hands

In the Thanksgiving holiday season, gratitude is an Ignatian virtue. Ignatian Spirituality.com website, a service of Loyola Press, shares how we can express this gratitude from an Ignatian perspective.

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Loyola Week 2016

Loyola week 2016

At the beginning of November, Loyola University New Orleans joins Jesuit universities across the country in celebrating our Jesuit mission and heritage. The week was one of celebration, community, remembrance and worship highlighting our school's Jesuit mission & values.

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Linking Belize and Loyola's College of Music & Fine Arts

St John's College in Belize city, Belize

The College of Music & Fine Arts develop a link to St. John's College (SJC), the Jesuit high school and junior college in Belize City,Belize, Central America. Loyola will assist SJC develop the first music educational associate degree in the country.

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Father Arturo Sosa, S.J. is Named the New Jesuit Superior General

Father Sosa, new Suprior General

The first Latin American General has been elected by members of the General Congregation. Father Sosa is from Venezuela, and visited Loyola University New Orleans in January 2013.

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Athletic Retreats a Success!

Baseball Retreat

Three athletic teams prepared for their new season by participating on a retreat away far away from the Loyola campus..

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New Academic Year Begins with Mass of the Holy Spirit

Priest at altar

Let us begin this academic year with the words of St. Ignatius, "Go forth and set the world on fire."

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New Academic Year Starts with Prayers for the new Class of 2020

Ignatius of Loyola

Students and parents arrived on campus from Loyola's Class of 2020, soon joining by all returning students. Classes began on Monday, August 22. Another academic year begins the cycle. we offer a prayer for the new academic year.

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Join us on an Ignatian Pilgrimage to Spain in June 2017

Ignatius of loyola

The Loyola Alumni Association and the University Chaplain invite you to join Fathers Dziak and Gerlich to Spain for an 11 day Ignatian pilgrimage in June 19-29, 2017

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