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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...

Applications open for Moazami scholarship

Chasity Pugh

October 12, 2016


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Loyola's Department of History is now accepting applications for the Mrs. Fatemah Moazami Endowed Scholarship in Middle Peace Studies.The scholarship's purpose is to promote excellence in the field of Middle East History and Peace Studies by offering incentives to eligible students. The scholarship wi...

Caribbean Mass celebrates faith and tradition

Erin Snodgrass

October 10, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Religion

In celebration of both the Eucharist and Caribbean culture, Loyola community members praised the work of the Ignacio Volunteers at the annual Caribbean Mass. Loyola University Ministry and Ignacio Volunteers gathered for the 8th annual Caribbean Mass in Ignatius Chapel on Sept. 25. Ken Weber, university mini...

Safe space encourages reflection on racial injustice

Chasity Pugh

September 28, 2016


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In light of the recent deaths of Terence Crutcher and Keith Scott, the Office of Mission and Ministry is providing students and staff with a time to pray and reflect.John Sebastian, Vice President of Mission and Ministry, announced via email on Friday, Sept. 23 that with the increased media attention...

A Worldwide Feast

A Worldwide Feast

September 21, 2016


Filed under Islam, Religion, Showcase

Families around the world gathered to celebrate Eid al-Adha, a day of feast in the Muslim community, which began Sept. 11 and ended the evening of Sept 15. Eid al-Adha is one of two Muslim holidays celebrated around the world. Marking the end of the Hajj, the season for a pilgrimage to Mecca, the holid...

Ignacio Volunteers serve South Africa

Ignacio Volunteers serve South Africa

Chasity Pugh

September 19, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

Service, community and culture are just a few of the things students experienced during this summer's Ignacio Volunteers program.This summer, 10 Loyola students embarked on a journey to Cape Town, South Africa to serve the impoverished elderly and youth and explore the political and economic issues at play ...

Hajj pilgrimage draws millions to Mecca

Chasity Pugh

September 15, 2016


Filed under Islam, Religion

Million of Muslims from all around the world will participate in one of the world's largest gatherings this weekend. An annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Hajj is a five-day ritual beginning on Saturday, Sept. 10 and ending on the 15th.Confirmed by the sighting of the moon, the dates of the pilgrimage were...

Jesuits to elect new global superior

Jesuits to elect new global superior

Colleen Dulle

September 14, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

On Oct. 2, the world's Jesuits will meet in Rome to elect a new superior general when the Rev. Adolfo Nicolas, S.J., steps down. The meeting, called General Congregation 36, includes an almost 500-year-old election system that allows for no campaigning. Nicolas convened the meeting so that he could...

On its 125th anniversary, community testifies about Holy Name of Jesus

On its 125th anniversary, community testifies about Holy Name of Jesus

Ellen Mccusker, [email protected]

September 12, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

While many see Holy Name of Jesus as a school next door to Loyola’s campus, Rosalie Tomeny says it fosters a sense of community. The Director of Development, Tomeny sat down with the dean of students, David Blamphin, and the principal of Holy Name, Jessica Dwyer, to discuss the school’s 125th...

Chi Alpha helps flooded church in Baton Rouge

Chi Alpha helps flooded church in Baton Rouge

Chasity Pugh

September 8, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

In the aftermath of the recent flooding in southern Louisiana, a Christian organization rooted at Loyola decided to lend a helping hand. When Pastor Rick Sullivan learned that his church, Faith Worship Center in Baton Rouge, was under 6 feet of water, he was devastated. “My father and I have...

Wolf Pack volunteers lead music and sports clinics in Belize

Wolf Pack volunteers lead music and sports clinics in Belize

Caleb Beck

September 2, 2016


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Even in remote areas of Central America, the Jesuit ideals of compassion and respect for the world have been upheld thanks in part to Loyola Ignacio Volunteers. This summer, 11Loyola students and alumni accompanied University Chaplain the Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J. and College of Business professor Kendra Reed in ...

Mother Teresa to be canonized Sept. 4

Mother Teresa to be canonized Sept. 4

Maya Pescatore

August 31, 2016


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One of the most beloved and controversial figures in Catholicism will officially become a saint this week.Widely known for her compassion for the poor and needy, as well as her devotion to God, Mother Teresa's canonization date is set in order to honor the eve of the anniversary of her death, Sept. 5, ...

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