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Learn about the Coalition for Spiritual & Public Leadership (CSPL) and its Executive Director & co-founder Michael Okińczyc-Cruz, IPS Adjunct Faculty.
  • September 18, 2019
  • 12:24 pm
  • IPS

Learn about the Coalition for Spiritual & Public Leadership (CSPL) and its Executive Director & co-founder Michael Okińczyc-Cruz, IPS Adjunct Faculty.

Michael and a group at CSPL’s Leadership Training

According to Michael Okińczyc-Cruz, CSPL was founded through one on one meetings. In the spring of 2017, several Catholic leaders in the Chicagoland area wanted to do faith-based community organizing, they came together and the organization was founded in June/July 2017.

CSPL works in the Western suburbs of Chicago […]

IPS Welcomes Mariana to the Team!
  • July 29, 2019
  • 10:49 am

IPS Welcomes Mariana to the Team!

This 2019-2020 school year, IPS welcomes Mariana Miller on board as the new Assistant Dean for the school of Contextual Education. Mariana expresses excitement as she begins her journey with the department.

 Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?  (Grew up where, family, etc.)  – I grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Yes! […]

  • June 20, 2019
  • 12:15 pm

IPS Receives Accreditation from ATS

IPS
is proud to announce that the Board of Commissioners of the Association of
Theological Schools granted full accreditation to the Loyola University Chicago
Institute of Pastoral Studies on June 10, 2019.

The
IPS degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian
Spirituality (Professional MA), Master of Arts in Counseling for Ministry
(Professional MA), Master of Arts in Pastoral […]

IPS Alumnus Publishes New Book “Woven Together : Faith and Justice for the Earth and the Poor”
  • June 5, 2019
  • 11:41 am

IPS Alumnus Publishes New Book “Woven Together : Faith and Justice for the Earth and the Poor”

In his new book, Woven Together: Faith and Justice for the Earth and the Poor, James Mastaler makes the case that now, more than ever, it is critical that religious stories encompass a call to moral responsibility for the earth and to the global poor.

James is an alumnus of the Master of Arts […]

Racism and The Church: A Community Conversation on ‘Open Wide Our Hearts’

Racism and The Church: A Community Conversation on ‘Open Wide Our Hearts’

On April 4th, IPS hosted Racism and The Church: A Community Conversation on ‘Open Wide Our Hearts’ at Regents Hall in Lewis Towers.

April 4, 2019 at Regents Hall

The IPS community gathered to explore further issues of race in our context and to foster a communal reflection and discussion.  Panelists discussed the pastoral letter on racism […]

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 […]