Faculty and Staff Spiritual Resources

What we can offer you

Ignatius of Loyola created a spirituality for everyday life.  He urged people to find God in everything they do for God is present in our world and active in our lives.   Ignatian spirituality is a pathway to deeper prayer, good decisions guided by keen discernment, and an active life of service to others. 

The University Chaplain can helps faculty and staff in many different ways -- by leading them to established programs and retreats offered by Mission and Ministry and University Ministry (see below for samples) or through spiritual direction and offereings in the Archdiocese or through national organizations.  

The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius has been offered during Lent 2017 (March 6 to April 2, 2017) to faculty/staff.  However, the deadline has now passed to register for this retreat.

One very complete source of on-line information source is Ignatian Spirituality.com.  Feel free to visit this site, which is a project of Loyola Press, a ministry fo the Jesuits.

 

Programs and Opprotunities

The Ignatian Faculty Fellows Program is a program for Loyola faculty offered by the Office of Mission and Ministry.  Each Fellow is part of a semester-long, bi-weekly seminar meeting faciltated by Vice-President for Mission and Ministry.   For more information, click HERE >> or contact John Sebastian at jtsebast@loyno.edu or call (504) 865-2305.

The Ignatian Staff Fellows Program offers staff the opportunity to participate in a year-long workshop on Jesuit education and Ignatian values. Participants in this Office of Mission and Ministry program will conclude their experience with a deeper understanding of the history and educational mission of the Society of Jesus and of the intellectual, spiritual, and social dimensions of Ignatian spirituality. This experience will consist of reading, written reflections, group discussions, workshops, retreats, and an immersion trip.  The new cohort began in fall 2017.  For more information, click HERE >> or contact Robbie Reed at rareed@loyno.edu  or (504) 865-2877.

Connections: A monthly informal lunch with faculty and staff to talk about issues of interest, offered by the University Chaplain.  An opportunity to be aware of the connections between our work and to build relationships and connections across the university toward the common mission.  If interested in attending, contact Eric Walsh at 865-2304 or etwalsh@loyno.edu

 

OTHER SPIRITUAL RESOURCES FOR FACULTY  and staff

SACRED SPACE:  A web site to cultivate a moment of prayer, silent and alignment each day.  Created by the Irish Jesuits.  Click HERE >>>

SPIRITUAL EXERCISES:  Loyola Press offers an on-line retreat (31 Days) with Saint Ignatius.  Click HERE >>>   

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU):  Do you know that there are 28 other Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the United States?   Want to find out who they are?   There are lots of colleagues, experiences and resources to learn of...  Click HERE for more....

JESUIT COMMONS: Higher Education at the Margins:  A new global initiative that brings higher education to the world's poorest people and empowers a millions-strong network of individuals to collaborate on a range of poverty eradication projects.  Loyola University joins efforts with other Jesuit universities in the Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins program.   To learn more,Click HERE >>