Ignatian Spirituality

The Office of the University Chaplain seeks to foster Ignatian spirituality and contribute to the spiritual life of the university community, its alumni, and the larger New Orleans Catholic community.

We minister to the Loyola University community by attending to the spiritual formation of the university community, and responding to the spiritual needs of the Loyola community.  In collaboration with student leaders, staff, faculty, alumni, and administrators, we seek to 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.

Our Christian, Catholic, and Jesuit traditions commission us to offer a welcoming environment and supportive services to all members of the university community. We assist the formation of our community members to be contemplatives-in-action;  God’s spirit illuminating them with an ever deeper experience of the love of God and inspiring a more generous response to that love by their passionate commitment to service and justice as men and women with and for others.

The Spiritual Exercises:  For more information, Click HERE >>>

Life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Video on St. Ignatius from "Who Cares About The Saints?" with Fr. James Martin, S.J.

The Bold Witness of St Ignatius by Father Steve Grunow, who is the CEO of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

The Life of Saint Ignatius:  An interesting infographic & timeline of the life of St. Ignatius and the impact of the early Jesuits by the Eastern Jesuit Province of the Jesuits.

Interesting Spiritual Material: Recommendations:  

Father Paul Schott, S.J.: 'The Sacrament of the Moment'  Read of Father Paul, who is well know to Loyola and Holy Name friends.