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Stazioni Quaresimali: A Reflection on the Roman Lenten Tradition of Station Churches from Dr. Michael Canaris

Stazioni Quaresimali: A Reflection on the Roman Lenten Tradition of Station Churches from Dr. Michael Canaris

Click on the map of Rome below, to learn more about this Roman tradition.

The Stars in Your Eyes: A Lenten Reflection from Kevin O’Connor

The Stars in Your Eyes: A Lenten Reflection from Kevin O’Connor

March 26, 2017, The Fourth Sunday of Lent

Reading 1

1 SM 16:1B, 6-7, 10-13A

The LORD said to Samuel:
“Fill your horn with oil, and be on your way.
I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem,
for I have chosen my king from among his sons.”

As Jesse and his sons came to the sacrifice,
Samuel looked at Eliab and thought,
“Surely […]

Playing Dress Up: A Lenten Reflection by Dr. Timone Davis

Playing Dress Up: A Lenten Reflection by Dr. Timone Davis

 

Deuteronomy 4:1-8

Moses Commands Obedience

So now, Israel, give heed to the statutes and ordinances that I am teaching you to observe, so that you may live to enter and occupy the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. 2 You must neither add anything to what I command you nor take […]

How Will You Lent?

How Will You Lent?

Today is Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the Lenten season which ends on Holy Saturday. Lent lasts for forty days (excluding Sundays) representing the forty days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, being tempted by Satan, as he prepared to begin his ministry. Lent is a time of preparation, fasting, and repentance in anticipation […]

Book Announcement: Collaborative Parish Leadership

Book Announcement: Collaborative Parish Leadership

Collaborative Parish Leadership: Contexts, Models, Theology is a recently released book of essays exploring team-based parish leadership across a variety of cultures. This book of essays is a culmination of learning and experiences drawn from the long-term pastoral and academic partnerships through “Project INSPIRE”, sponsored by the Lily Endowment, Loyola University Chicago and the Archdiocese […]

Solidarity in Action: Unite + Resist

Solidarity in Action: Unite + Resist

Just a few days after the new president was inaugurated, he began making drastic changes in our country. People took to the streets, and the airports, in protest of the measure which banned immigrants  from seven Muslim countries, and Syrian refugees. Though it was denied that this was a  “Muslim ban”, it is hard to […]

This is What Democracy Looks Like

This is What Democracy Looks Like

On January 21, 2017, the day after the new presidential inauguration, people marched in cities all over the country for the largest protest in the history of the United States of America and more joined around the world in organized events with the title of  “Women’s March”.  Students and faculty of Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral […]

IPS Faculty Member Dr. Michael Canaris Awarded STL

IPS Faculty Member Dr. Michael Canaris Awarded STL

 

In January 2017, Michael Canaris was awarded a postdoctoral Licentiate in Sacred Theology specializing in Ecumenism from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, more commonly referred to as the Angelicum.  His tesina (a lengthy required research project) was focused on ecumenical responses to human trafficking and contemporary slavery.  The research drew in elements from many […]

Statement of AJCU Presidents on Undocumented Students

November 30, 2016

As Presidents of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities we feel spiritually and morally compelled to raise a collective voice confirming our values and commitments as Americans and educators. We represent colleges and universities from across our nation with more than 215,000 students and 21,000 faculty, and over 2 million living alumni.

Grounded in our […]

An Advent Reflection

Advent is the liturgical period leading up to the feast of Christmas.

A driving dynamic of Advent is hope.  If we had nothing to hope for,
there would be no point to this season.  The original hope was for a
child to be born who would bring justice and peace to the world and
who would heal the rift […]