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Hajj pilgrimage draws millions to Mecca

Chasity Pugh

September 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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, ...

Walker church provides aid after flooding

Walker church provides aid after flooding

August 25, 2016

By The Associated PressA rural Baptist church in Walker, Louisiana, has become a home away home for those affected by flooding. As waters continued to rise in south Louisiana this month, South Walker Baptist Church became one of many locations that has served as shelter for victims of the flooding. ...

Mass welcomes new students

Chasity Pugh

August 24, 2016

Loyola University welcomed students old and new with the annual Welcome Mass on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 9 p.m. The Welcome Mass is always the first Mass of the academic year and wraps up the four-day Wolfpack Welcome program for new students. Ken Weber, associate chaplain of liturgy and music, said...

Sebastian and Loyola Jesuits follow St. Ignatius’ path

Sebastian and Loyola Jesuits follow St. Ignatius’ path

Chasity Pugh

August 24, 2016

This summer, Loyola University invited a group to embark on a ten day spiritual journey to Spain to follow in the footsteps of St. Ignatius.Vice President of Mission and Ministry John Sebastian was one of many participants in the trip, led by the Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J. and the Rev. Robert Gerlich, S.J.Fr...

Lecture explains how Etruscan culture affects modern day

Patrice Horton

May 5, 2016

A traveling presenter for a non-profit organization gave his insight on the influence of Etruscans and Greeks on western culture. On April 27, Daniele Maras, Archaeological Institute of America lecturer, presented his lecture on “A Way to Immortality: Greek Myths of Divinization and Etruscan Funerary...

Angola inmates become Loyola grads

Angola inmates become Loyola grads

Colleen Dulle

May 5, 2016

William Kirkpatrick smiles, blue eyes glimmering over his faded cheekbone tattoo. It’s a sunny, breezy day at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Louisiana, and this former death row inmate has just graduated from the Loyola Institute for Ministry. Kirkpatrick was one of six inmates to graduate...

Interfaith celebration reconnects community with Earth

Interfaith celebration reconnects community with Earth

Dari Zeltser

April 29, 2016

Loyola demonstrated that across faiths, the earth and the environment hold a special place of reverence in this year’s celebration of Earth Day. A spiritual service celebrating the environment was held as part of the Loyola Association of Students for Sustainability Earth Day event on Loyola’s...

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