Loyola University Chicago

Mission Integration

Service Days and Feast Day Celebration

Every July, we honor the Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola by reaching out in service to our community partners. This is an ideal opportunity for Loyola University Chicago employees to put our mission into action. Please join us in service to and with othe

Registration for July 23, 2021 is now closed.  To inquire about service contact Chris Murphy, cmurph3@luc.edu  

Click here to read Feast Day Reflections 2020 from the Feast of St. Ignatius Word Service.


Thursday, July 29

Feast Day Prayer Service

A prayer service from Madonna della Strada Chapel will be celebrated on Thursady, July 29 at 1:00pm.  You are invited to join in person or you can livestream the prayer service at: Feast Day Prayer Service

This thirty-minute prayer service will incorporate scripture readings, music and reflections on our Jesuit tradition. 




Make a Financial Contribution to an Ignatian Inspired Ministry

Loyola Employee Emergency Fund (LEEF). LEEF is supported solely by donations from staff and faculty with the intent to "Help Us Help Each Other." Upon request, financial assistance may be provided to University employees (faculty and staff) to help them recover financially from loss due to natural emergencies, accidents, catastrophes, deaths, or illnesses. 

Loyola Commitment addresses the needs of our students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many students face significant financial challenges. In response to these needs the University established The Loyola Commitment, a program designed to assist our graduate and undergraduate students in financing the pursuit of their Loyola degree. 

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) 

JRS is an international Jesuit ministry with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future.  JRS USA also serves forcibly displaced migrants in the US through our Detention Chaplaincy Program. The Jesuit Refugee Service USA chaplaincy programs provide pastoral and religious assistance to meet the needs of non-citizens detained by the Department of Homeland Security. These programs enable people of all faiths to have access to pastoral care within their faith tradition. 


Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP)

The Ignatian Spirituality Project invites those recovering from homelessness and addiction to experience God’s unconditional love. ISP believes spirituality has an important role to play on the journey of recovery. ISP exists to “light a path” forward,hoping that through reflection on life experiences within a safe and welcoming environment, participants can begin to find the self-acceptance, hope and healing needed to reclaim their lives.  Though founded in the Jesuit tradition, ISP does not proselytize, and people of all (or no) faith traditions are welcome.