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Ignatian Heritage Month

Ignatian Heritage Month

Our Ignatian Heritage

ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA ENCOURAGED HIS FOLLOWERS to seek God in all things, to serve those in need, and to become people for others. His mission can be seen in everything we do at Loyola—through students, faculty, staff, and our alumni. Every November, we explore this legacy and celebrate what Loyolans are doing throughout the year to live out St. Ignatius's call to serve others. Learn more about what it means to be a Jesuit institution.

Calendar of Events

November 24 • Tue
Noon - 1 p.m.
Discerning Thanks: Prayer Service & Reflection.
Join in an hour of prayer and reflection as we approach Thanksgiving Day. How to we discern the moments of consolation during a desolate period of civil unrest and the pandemic? Pause in gratitude to remember those moments and people in our life during the past year that have brought us closer to God and one another.

Past Events

Monday, November 16, 2020

Noon – 12:45 p.m.
UCA Martyrs Memorial Service: 

A Prayer Service and Reflection in commemoration of the UCA Martyrs of El Salvador. Held in MDS Chapel. View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ljlko2SU3a0

Friday, November 13, 2020

9 a.m. – Noon
Loyola 201, Partners in Mission

Explore the living tradition of Loyola’s Jesuit, Catholic heritage. The focus of this seminar presents participants with the history and perspectives of Jesuit higher education at Loyola. This seminar will invite reflection on incorporating the university's mission into one’s role at the university. Registration Required through  ZOOM Registration

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Noon – 1 p.m.
Ignatian Spirituality for the Soul

Building upon the ways St. Ignatius founded the Jesuits to care for souls, we gather in a spirit of remembrance to honor those who have inspired us. Please join us for this session bringing a story, photo, or object that reminds you of a loved one who cared for your soul. Zoom link: https://luc.zoom.us/j/89225296968

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

November 11 • Wed
Noon - 1 p.m.
From Laudato si’ to Loyola's Climate Action Plan
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. As a concrete expression of Loyola’s commitment to caring for our common home Loyola has established a carbon neutrality deadline of 2025. This lunchtime webinar presents how Loyola intends to achieve it. Learn how Loyola’s actions will reduce carbon pollution, prepare for a changing climate, and engage the full community in climate action.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

November 10 • Tue
11:30 -2:30 p.m.
Catholic Volunteer Network National Volunteer Fair
Join this virtual opportunity to connect with representatives from full-time, faith-based service programs, to learn more about post-graduate service in general, and to have conversation in affinity spaces! Hosted by the Catholic Volunteer Network, this fair is open to any student interested in learning more about full-time service! Registration Details

November 10 • Tue
4:30 p.m.
Community Service and Action: Post-Graduate Service Information Session with City Year and Peace Corps
Come learn more about full-time post-graduate service opportunities with Community Service and Action! Representatives from Peace Corps and City Year will join us to share about their programs! Click here for information.

Monday, November 9, 2020

4:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Catholic Volunteer Network National Volunteer Fair

Join this virtual opportunity to connect with representatives from full-time, faith-based service programs, to learn more about post-graduate service in general, and to have conversation in affinity spaces! Hosted by the Catholic Volunteer Network, this fair is open to any student interested in learning more about full-time service! More Information

Friday, November 6, 2020

Noon – 1 p.m.

Book Club: The Call to Discernment in Troubled Times

Chapter reading and discussion of an excerpt from The Call to Discernment in Troubled Times, Dean Brackley, SJ.

Fr Brackley offers "transformative wisdom" of St Ignatius of Loyola. Join the virtual book club for group discussion on two chapters (16 pages) from this now spiritual classic.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

7 – 8 p.m.
Reconciliation, Reparations, and Racial Justice in Healthcare: What do Catholic institutions owe?

What would it look like for Catholic universities, medical schools, hospital systems, and other employers to implement true racial justice? What form might reparations take?

Panelists: Dr. Therese Lysaught, PhD (Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Healthcare Mission Leadership, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Healthcare Leadership at Loyola Chicago - Bio), Dr. Cory Mitchell (Director of Mission Integration, Mercy Health - Bio), and Dr. Malik Henfield, PhD (Professor and Dean of the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago - Bio)

7 - 8:30 p.m.
Zoom Forum: 
Catholic Thought, Citizenship, & the Common Good The Catholic Vote, 2020

Join us as we continue these timely discussions about Catholics, Election 2020, and the political process. Featuring M. Cathleen Kaveny, Matthew Sitman, and Kenneth Woodward.

 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Noon – 1 p.m.
Civic Engagement and Ignatian Discernment: The difficult choices in civic life call for discernment. Discernment is not required for decisions that have clear good and bad options, but political life is dominated by judgment calls that are not so cut and dry. We can bring our Ignatian tradition of discernment to these questions. Join Fr Dan Hartnett, SJ in engaging Ignatian discernment as we approach the November elections. Remarks by Fr Hartnett followed by small group discussions.

4:30 p.m.
Community Service and Action: Post-Graduate Service Alumni Panel & Information Session
Post-Graduate Service offers incredible opportunities to build skills, gain experience, expand your network, and contribute in meaningful ways! Want to know more about what post-graduate service is? What to better understand the benefits of joining a full-time service program after graduation? Want to identify challenges you may have to navigate? Attend this information session to learn more from Loyola alumni currently in full-time service programs!