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New Orleans gears up for Vietnamese New Year

New Orleans gears up for Vietnamese New Year

Erin Snodgrass

January 26, 2017


Filed under Religion, Showcase

The Vietnamese community across the world is gearing up for its largest celebration of the year. Jan. 28 marks the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, also known as Tet. This upcoming year will be the Year of the Rooster. Tet is considered to be the most important holiday in Vietnamese culture. The holiday...

Emmaus retreat offers silence during Carnival

Emmaus retreat offers silence during Carnival

Leah Banks

January 26, 2017


Filed under Religion, Showcase

While many Loyola students are gearing up for Carnival season, one Loyola event offers the opposite of the Mardi Gras ruckus: the silent Emmaus retreat. The Emmaus retreat is a daylong retreat organized by University Ministry. The retreat will be Feb. 4. Participants will focus on becoming one with...

Students explain being ‘spiritual but not religious’

Students explain being ‘spiritual but not religious’

Tristan Emmons

January 26, 2017


Filed under Religion, Showcase

Janae Sterling, mass communication sophomore, withdraws to a quiet room and introspectively meditates. According to Sterling, it’s how she cares for her soul. “I believe in some type of God, but not the construction of it, like a church or a Bible,” Sterling said. She believes that people...

Loyola Jesuit to emcee protest at cemetery

Loyola Jesuit to emcee protest at cemetery

Colleen Dulle

January 24, 2017


Filed under Christianity, City, Religion, Worldview

Several local activism organizations will hold a protest of the Affordable Care Act repeal this weekend.According to the press release for the event, the Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute, which is housed on Loyola's campus, will emcee the event. "We priests of...

Sebastian reflects on new job, time at Loyola

Sebastian reflects on new job, time at Loyola

Colleen Dulle

January 23, 2017


Filed under Religion, Showcase

Loyola’s vice president of Mission and Ministry, John Sebastian, is leaving New Orleans in May to fill a similar position at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. “John has been a great gift to Loyola,” the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., university president, said when he announced Sebastian’s...

Jesuit films examine spiritual struggles

Jesuit films examine spiritual struggles

Erin Snodgrass

January 13, 2017


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

Within the last year, two movies have been released dealing with Jesuits and their ideals. Martin Scorsese’s historical drama “Silence” follows two 17th century, Jesuit missionaries who travel to Japan in order to find their missing mentor in a time and place where Christianity is outlawed. Philippine-based...

Sebastian, Mission and Ministry VP, resigns

Sebastian, Mission and Ministry VP, resigns

Colleen Dulle

January 12, 2017


Filed under Administration, Christianity, News, Religion, Showcase

John Sebastian, vice president for Mission and Ministry, has resigned after 13 years at Loyola, according to an email to faculty from the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., university president.Sebastian will be moving to a similar post at Loyola Marymount University next academic year and will remain at Loyola...

10 percent of Congress attended Jesuit colleges

10 percent of Congress attended Jesuit colleges

Colleen Dulle

January 5, 2017


Filed under Christianity, Politics, Religion, Showcase

Congress just got a little more Ignatian. Fully 10 percent of the 115th U.S. Congress, which convened Jan. 3, attended a Jesuit college or university, according to a press release from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.These 56 members mark an increase from the last Congress' 50 Jes...

Faith-based events fill finals week

Faith-based events fill finals week

Colleen Dulle

December 11, 2016


Filed under Faith, Religion, Showcase

Need some divine intervention to get through finals? Loyola's got you covered.Several on-campus organizations are hosting faith-based events this week, beginning with tonight's traditional Mass and Pancakes, organized by the Residence Hall Association and Mission and Ministry.The event begins with 9 p.m. Mass in the Audubon Room then continue...

Mass and Pancakes combines stress relief as annual tradition

Mass and Pancakes combines stress relief as annual tradition

Leah Banks

December 9, 2016


Filed under Religion

As the end of the semester approaches, a fun-filled event is coming to help students de-stress and unwind as they begin studying for finals. Loyola University’s annual Mass and Pancakes is an event organized and led by the Office of Mission and Ministry as well as the Residence Hall Associatio...

Students celebrate winter holidays

Students celebrate winter holidays

Chasity Pugh

December 6, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

With the holiday season in full swing, Loyola students are gearing up to complete finals and celebrate the season with family and friends. However, with the diverse student body that Loyola holds, students celebrate the season differently. Rachel Dufour, chemistry and psychology senior, celebrates...

Kids reflect on Trump’s presidency

Chasity Pugh

December 6, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

DALLAS (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Sophia Davis, who is black and has friends who are Hispanic, Muslims and gay, is worried that Donald Trump's election will lead to the acceptance of a "culture of violence and hateful speech.""It's just being a minority in this country. That's hard as it is....

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