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

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

Iggy

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

Easter

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

Cross

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

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Holy Week Arrives as Easter Nears

Easter

The holiest week of our faith arrives this coming week. It precedes the great festival of the resurrection on Easter Sunday and the Passion of Christ, the event which immediately led up to it.

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Lenten Series 2016 on Pope Francis Spirituality Continues on Wednesday with Fr. Ted Dziak, S.J.

Fr. Ted Dziak, S.J. will speak on 'Pope Francis and Ignatius' on Wednesday, March 16 as the fourth and last lecture in Loyola's Lenten Series on the Year of Mercy: the Spirituality of Pope Francis. The talk will be held in Ignatius Chapel in Bobet Hall at 7:00pm.

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Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. Kicks Off Lenten Series

Lenten Series

Father Fred Kammer, S.J. kicked off the Loyola Lenten Series 2016 on the Spirituality of Pope Francis with a powerful talk on 'Joy of the Gospel.'

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Loyola Lenten Series 2016: Year of Mercy - The Spirituality of Pope Francis

Pope Francis

The Lenten Series 2016 will focus on the Spirituality of Pope Francis in the Year of Mercy, starting on February 17. Speakers include Fr. Jeremy Zipple, S.J.; Dr Tom Ryan; Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J.; and Fr. Ted Dziak, S.J. The Series is held each Wednesday during Lent.

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R. I. P.: Jesuit Marvin C. Kitten, S.J.

Marvin Kiten

Jesuit Father Marvin Kitten was called to eternal life on January 12, 2016. Fr. Marvin served as a campus minister at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas

A joyous and holy and Merry Christmas to all

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