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International students celebrate Thanksgiving

Chasity Pugh

December 6, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

While the Thanksgiving break gave students the opportunity to return home and eat their favorite dishes, for some international students it was their first time celebrating the American holiday. In addition to the university holding holiday programming, Loyola’s International Student Associati...

Kwanzaa: A time of reflection, celebration and family

Kwanzaa: A time of reflection, celebration and family

Jessamyn Reichmann

December 4, 2016


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Kwanzaa is a unique holiday that lands in the mixture of Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's Eve, but does not receive as much attention. Unlike the Christian and Jewish Observances, Kwanzaa is not religious in nature. It is a celebration of culture, community, and family mainly by people of African desc...

‘Wreath drop’ rings in a new church year

‘Wreath drop’ rings in a new church year

Robert Laurent

December 1, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

As the holidays approach, Loyola University New Orleans celebrated the beginning of the Catholic season of Advent with a university tradition. The annual wreath drop ceremony was held on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 8:30 p.m. Students were encouraged to attend the ceremony, which featured cookies, hot chocolate a...

Campus dresses up for Loyola Week

Tasja Demel

November 29, 2016


Filed under Photography, Religion

Loyola celebrated its Jesuit and Catholic values this week with Loyola Week. From Nov. 6-11, students could show how they live their values and take part in various activities such as "Ice Cream with the Jesuits" or take a picture with a cardboard version of Pope Francis.

LIM visits Africa to further developmental efforts

LIM visits Africa to further developmental 
efforts

Leah Banks

November 23, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

The director of the Loyola Institute of Ministry traveled to Africa to further increase sustainability and international ministry. Thomas Ryan traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to further the development efforts in health and education with the world’s poorest and most marginalized populations, including...

Honors students explore different faiths

Honors students explore different faiths

Chasity Pugh

November 18, 2016


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Loyola honors students have the opportunity to explore different religions through a first-year program administered by the university. All first-year honors students are required to participate in the 1-credit Ignatian Colloquium class. For the course, students are required to attend and reflect upon a re...

Religious Studies Department displays student art

Religious Studies Department displays student art

Chasity Pugh

November 17, 2016


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The hallways of the religious studies department have received a facelift thanks to the contributions of students, artists and staff. The colorful portraits and spiritual quotations were created for display by design students and artists. Searching for art with meaning, Terri Bednarz, chair of the dep...

“Real Talk” initiative provides a safe space for students to reflect

Chasity Pugh

November 9, 2016


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With suicide on the rise at college campuses, NOLA Wesley acknowledges that all students deserve a safe space to discuss their thoughts and share their struggles. Because of this, they have created an initiative open to all. The “Real Talk Initiative” will serve as a confidential conversation sp...

Loyola Week encourages students to “Live Loyola”

Loyola Week encourages students to “Live Loyola”

Chasity Pugh

November 6, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

Magis, inclusivity and care for the environment are three of the values that will be expressed during the Loyola Week Opening Mass. Held Nov. 6-11, Loyola Week allows the community to celebrate the Jesuit and Catholic values that the university holds. The opening Mass will occur on Nov. 6 at 9 p.m in ...

Students for Life club forms

Students for Life club forms

Jessamyn Reichmann

November 5, 2016


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Students for Life, once a thriving anti-abortion club on Loyola’s campus, is currently on the rise again. It is an organization being resurrected this fall by Alex Lucas, freshman vocal performance and history double major. Walking onto Loyola’s campus and admiring the accessible resources...

Jesuits’ global meeting gets down to business

Jesuits’ global meeting gets down to business

Colleen Dulle

October 29, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

The Jesuits’ 36th General Congregation is now in full swing, with the group of delegates having elected a new global superior and now making some of the decisions that will lead the society for years to come.The General Congregation began Oct. 2 in Rome and, on Oct. 14, elected a new superior ...

Students pray for racial justice

Students pray for racial justice

Marisabel Rodriguez

October 28, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

On Oct. 23 at 9 p.m., while many were sleeping, studying or otherwise preparing for the next day, about 60 students were gathering in Bobet Hall’s Ignatius Chapel for a Mass dedicated to racial justice. The recent tragedies regarding race, ethnicity and religion have caused great grief inthe Loy...

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