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Michael Bland promoted to Adjunct Associate Professor

Michael Bland promoted to Adjunct Associate Professor

Long-time Adjunct Faculty member Michel Bland has recently been promoted to Adjunct Associate Professor.

Dr. Bland is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and works as an educator, therapist, a consultant, and a psychometrician.  Dr. Bland has a wide-range of experience in providing direct clinical services to adolescents and adults with post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, as well […]

IPS Enrollment Advisor Mariclare Kanaley settles in

IPS Enrollment Advisor Mariclare Kanaley settles in

Mariclare Kanaley began her new role as IPS Enrollment Advisor this past January.

Courtesy of LUC GPEM

Earlier this semester, IPS Associate Dean Peter Jones introduced Mariclare, writing “Mariclare comes to IPS with a range of experiences that will no doubt enable her to succeed in this role. A graduate of Marquette with a degree in education […]

Being a ‘steward of creation’ this Lent

Being a ‘steward of creation’ this Lent

By Michael Canaris, PhD (Assistant Professor at Loyola IPS, mcanaris@luc.edu).  This piece was originally published in the Catholic Star Herald.

Lent has traditionally been an annual opportunity to recalibrate one’s relationship with his or her neighbor and the gifts of creation, in addition to with God. In preparation to celebrate the Paschal Mystery more fully, […]

IPS and Pontifical Gregorian University partner on Christian Spirituality degree

IPS and Pontifical Gregorian University partner on Christian Spirituality degree

Dean Brian Schmisek recently traveled to Rome for the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS) and fellow Jesuit institution, the Pontifical Gregorian University (PGU).

This agreement between IPS and PGU essentially means that IPS will accept the “Diploma in Ignatian Spirituality” offered at PGU […]

IPS Coordinator of Formation on Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Counseling

IPS Coordinator of Formation on Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Counseling

Submitted by Carol Taliaferro, IPS Coordinator of Formation
Which is right for me?  Spiritual Direction and/or Pastoral Counseling?

This is a really good question and one that comes up often. So let’s start by defining terms.  First, spiritual direction, as the name implies, is primarily about the spiritual life: our relationship with God and the movement of […]

New Fall 2019 class: “Introduction to New Pastoral Theology”

New Fall 2019 class: “Introduction to New Pastoral Theology”

IPS is excited to announce that Adjunct Instructor Bill Huebsch will be teaching a new class in the Fall of 2019 entitled “Introduction to the New Pastoral Theology Emerging in the Era of Pope Francis”.

We recently reached out to Bill to find out more on this new IPS course offering.

Can you provide details […]

IPS Saddened by Deacon Jimmie Flewellen Passing

IPS Saddened by Deacon Jimmie Flewellen Passing

The IPS community is saddened to learn of the recent passing of one of our Advisory Council members, Deacon Jimmie Flewellen.

Rev. Jimmie Flewellen passed away on January 31, 2019.  He was 92 years old.

Rev. Jimmie received a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree from IPS in 1983 and was honored with a Damen Award […]

Henry Luce Foundation Supports Ignatian Legacy Fellows Retirement Initiative

Henry Luce Foundation Supports Ignatian Legacy Fellows Retirement Initiative

Supporting leadership conversations and theological engagement with the Jesuit mission

The Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago is proud to announce the second installment of a $250,000 planning grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. This grant will launch in September 2019 the Ignatian Legacy Fellows Program, a unique national program for retiring and retired, […]

Joy and Merriment at the 2018 IPS Holiday Party

Joy and Merriment at the 2018 IPS Holiday Party

The Loyola IPS community gathered recently to celebrate this holiday season of hope, joy, and love.

Click on this link to view photos of community, cheer, and merriment from the 2018 IPS Holiday Party and Advisory Committee.

At the beginning of the gathering, IPS student Kascha Sanor shared the below prayer to mark the close […]

IPS students and Sr. Ann Credidio, recipient of the 2018 Martyrs Award

IPS students and Sr. Ann Credidio, recipient of the 2018 Martyrs Award

By Emily Kane

On November 16, 1989, members of the Salvadoran military brutally murdered six Jesuit priests and two of their friends at the University of Central America in El Salvador. They were targeted because they spoke out against government crime and corruption and were vigorous advocates for the poor. To honor the eight Salvadoran martyrs, […]