Tom Benson Jesuit Center

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

Athletic Retreats a Success!

Three athletic teams prepared for their season by starting a weekend away on a retreat...

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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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New Alumni Service Program in Belize

Emilio Thomas and Kendall Cousin

University Chaplain Ted Dziak, SJ led a group of 12 alumni to Belize in June to teach music and hold a sports clinic.

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Summer Orientation Brings the Class of 2020 to Loyola

Kurt Bindewald at Orientation 2016

Summer brings new faces to the campus. The Class of 2020 arrives to start their Loyola Experience.

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Baccalaureate Mass Celebrates End of the Academic Year and Goodbye to the Class of 2016


On May 20, 2106, Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond , D.D. presided at the Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2016, held in the recreational Complex. Father Kevin Wildes, S.J. and University Chaplain Fr Ted Dziak, S.J. concelebrated along with members of the Loyola University Jesuit Community.

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Lenten Series Now Available on YouTube

Lenten Series

The 2016 Loyola Lenten Series on the Spirituality of Pope Francis in this Year of Mercy is now available on YouTube. The five weeks had four different speakers and featured one movie ('The Francis Effect')

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Easter Season Carries Us Through April


The Easter Vigil begins the season Easter, which is 50 days long and ends on Pentecost, on May 15.

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Good Friday and the Cross


Pope Francis speaks on the Cross, which Christ embraces with love.

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