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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


Filed under Religion, Showcase

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


Filed under Religion, Showcase

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


Filed under Religion, Showcase

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


Filed under Religion, Showcase

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...

Awakening retreat creates tight knit community

Awakening retreat creates tight knit community

October 28, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

The weekend of Friday Oct. 21 to Sunday Oct. 23, students gathered at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville for this semester’s Awakening retreat. The spiritual event is held once a semester and is an opportunity for students to reflect on their relationship with God through shared experiences. Laura Alexander...

Tregre develops New Jim Crow Ministry

Tregre develops New Jim Crow Ministry

Leah Banks

October 18, 2016


Filed under Religion

A Loyola Institute of Ministry student has initiated a ministry opposed to mass incarceration and the oppression that black males face in today's prison systems.Grant Tregre, graduate senior, has developed the New Jim Crow ministry at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in New Orleans to increase awareness...

NOLA Wesley holds fall retreat

NOLA Wesley holds fall retreat

Yuichiro Oguma

October 18, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

Local students in the Uptown area gathered to bond on a religious journey during NOLA Wesley's fall retreat this September in Biloxi, Mississippi.The retreat was held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, and the group of twelve visited Seashore Assembly, a space that offers food and living accommodations for relig...

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