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A Courage for Today: A Psychoanalytic and Spiritual Contribution
  • January 9, 2020
  • 2:55 pm
  • IPS

A Courage for Today: A Psychoanalytic and Spiritual Contribution

Image by Sasin Tipchai

William
S. Schmidt, Ph.D.[1]

December
16, 2019

Hard times pose particular challenges for persons and communities. Times of crisis can threaten to erode the cohesion of selfhood, even as they force communities and persons to confront heretofore unforeseen threats and challenges. Although such times can have the […]

Rome 2020 – June 17-27
  • December 5, 2019
  • 2:25 pm
  • IPS

Rome 2020 – June 17-27

Did you know you can take an elective or core class towards your degree in Rome?

Study in Rome group 2019

The IPS Summer Rome program provides a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the historical, cultural, and spiritual benefits of the Eternal City and the Vatican. Led by faculty members with longstanding personal relationships with local […]

Students attended a workshop on spirituality in clinical practice
  • November 26, 2019
  • 2:57 pm
  • IPS

Students attended a workshop on spirituality in clinical practice

IPS students and Professor Deb Watson during the workshop

IPS students gathered on November 15th at the Chicago Center for Family Health to attend a workshop titled Integrating Spirituality in Clinical Practice with Presenter Dr. Froma Walsh. Her approach addresses developmental, systemic, cultural, and spiritual influences in suffering, healing, and resilience.

Here is what Kathie […]

Breakfast With The Bishops
  • November 18, 2019
  • 12:39 pm
  • IPS

Breakfast With The Bishops

Mariana Miller, Mike Canaris and Peter Jones

Last week, Assistant Dean for Continuing Education Mariana Miller, Interim Dean Peter Jones, and Assistant Professor Mike Canaris hosted the IPS annual “Breakfast With The Bishops” during their national meetings at the USCCB November General Assembly. As in past years, the breakfast was a chance to have an extended […]

Ignatian Legacy Fellows
  • October 24, 2019
  • 1:59 pm
  • IPS

Ignatian Legacy Fellows

They say without a vision, the people might perish. Make no mistake, John Fontana has a vision.

Back in May of 2018, I sat down with John to do a long interview for my radio show, Things Not Seen, which airs weekly here in Chicago.

He was telling me about a new program he was developing in […]

Honoring Bob Ludwig, IPS Director and Professor Emeritus
  • October 16, 2019
  • 1:06 pm
  • IPS

Honoring Bob Ludwig, IPS Director and Professor Emeritus

Kathy and Bob Ludwig

The Institute of Pastoral
Studies, Loyola University Chicago, would like to honor Bob Ludwig, IPS Director
(2004-2012), and thank him for all he has done for our institute. We thought
the best way to do this was to hear from those who know him and his work.

Peter Gilmour, IPS Professor Emeritus, reminded us “that when […]

Lunch with Auxiliary Bishop Ron Hicks
  • October 4, 2019
  • 4:25 pm
  • IPS

Lunch with Auxiliary Bishop Ron Hicks

In an attempt to build stronger
and healthier dialogical bridges between the academy and the episcopal
hierarchy in the Catholic Church, the Catholic Theological Society of America
has sponsored an initiative to provide grants for bishops and theologians to
meet for social and intellectual exchange, usually in the context of discussing
a shared text. 

IPS
was awarded such a grant and met […]

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 […]