Resources for Alumni: Spirituality and Service

RETREATS:    When was the last time you took a day to be quiet, reflect, and pray on what really matters?  If it’s been a while, the University Chaplain and the Alumni Spirituality committee can suggest opportunities to explore your faith and spiritulity.    For information on retreats, please contact the University Chaplain at

  • On-Line RETREAT for Lent 2017:  March 13 -- April 6, 2017:   Online retreat offered throughout Lent by the Office of Mission & Ministry.   This year the retreat will be based on reflections from Laudato Si.  Pope Francis reminds us that "To sense each creature singing the hymn of its existence is to live joyfully in God’s love and hope.” The reflections we write will help participants consider how we listen to and praise with creation, and how we attend to its need.   Retreat materials will be emailed daily, and all are welcome to join the Loyola University New Orleans community in this Lenten Retreat. Click here to subscribe to the online retreat.  

    Retreat in Daily Life (on-campus retreat):   Click here to register for the on-campus retreat. (You will be automatically subscribed to receive the daily emails.)  Registration Deadline is March 8, 2017.   To subscribe, click HERE >>>  


  • The New Orleans Archdiocese and local retreat houses offer retreats regularly and there are many other activities available to our local loyola alumni. For more information, click HERE >>>

  • The Office of Ignatian Spirituality of the East Coast Province of the Jesuits is offering two upcoming Ignatian Leadership for Mission (ILM) retreats.  The ILM retreat focuses on the graces of gratitude, healing, call, and co-laboring. The retreat format combines presentation, silent prayer and reflection, and group faith sharing.  The first will be offered from May 1-4, 2017 at Loyola on the Potomac retreat center in Faulkner, MD, and the second will be offered from June 18-23, 2017 at the Jesuit Center in Wernersville, PA.  For more information about these two reterat, click HERE >>>.

RESOURCES  / SERVICE:  'The gift you have received, give as a gift'  --Matthew 10:8

Post Graduate Service:

  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) offers women and men an opportunity to work full-time for justice and peace.

  • JVC Northwest (JVC:NW) offers women and men an opportunity to work full-time for justice and peace, focusing on the geographical northwest U.S. and Alaska.

  • The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) provides men and women, most age 50 or better, opportunities to serve others and to transform lives. IVC matches the talents of experienced Volunteers with the greatest social needs of our time.

For further information on other Post-Graduate volunteer programs, click HERE >>


  • To receive confirmation or information about other sacraments, contact the University Ministry office.  Click HERE >>
  • For information about weddings at Holy Name of Jesus church, click HERE >>>
  • For information about weddings on campus in Ignatius Chapel in Bobet Hall, click HERE >>>

MASS Schedule

  • To view the Mass Schedule in Ignatius Chapel / Bobet Hall, click HERE>>>   
  • To view the Mass Schedule at Holy Name of Jesus Church, click HERE>>>