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Mary Pimmel-Freeman, 2010 IPS MASJ grad, contributes art honoring the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador

From the Ignatian Solidarity Network website:

Commemorate the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador and their companions with a special 25th anniversary poster. The paintings were originally created by Mary Pimmel-Freeman (Rockhurst University ’07) as an undergraduate thesis project. Since then, the paintings have been displayed at the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice as a reminder of [...]

Dr. M. Therese Lysaught promoted to Associate Director of the Institute of Pastoral Studies

We are very proud to announce that Dr. M. Therese Lysaught has been promoted to Associate Director at IPS. Dr. Lysaught joined IPS last year as a Professor and also as Graduate Program Director of the MA in Pastoral Studies and the MA in Healthcare Mission Leadership. At Loyola University Chicago she also holds a [...]

IPS Director Participates in Dialogue with Council on Foreign Relations on Pope Francis’ First Year

IPS Director, Dr. Brian Schmisek, participated in a conference call last week with the council on foreign relations regarding the first year of pope Francis. A question he asked around the 30 minute mark sparked a provocative response about the pope’s leader of the council of 8 cardinals. Listen to the audio here:


IPS alum, James Mastaler, featured on Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies “Profiles in Stewardship” Blog

IPS alum (MASJ ’08) and current PhD candidate, James Masteler, is featured on the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies blog in a, “Profile of Stewardship.” Please click here: http://goo.gl/YH0G2l to read the post.

James was also recently featured on the North Park University website in an article called, “The Significance of Science, Profiles in Lives of Service.” [...]

Seeking IPS students for a revamped Student Engagement Committee

IPS Students & Classmates!

We would like to give you an update on a new development at IPS.  It came to light in recent months that it would be helpful to have student representatives to share our perspectives with IPS faculty and staff. To that end, Matt Lieser & Bonnie Phelps (MAPC program) approached Brian Schmisek [...]

IPS adjunct faculty, Sr. Christine Athans, BVM, nominated for publishing award

In Quest of the Jewish Mary written by Sr. Mary Christine Athans, BVM, current IPS adjunct faculty, has been announced as a finalist in the Association of Catholic Publishers’ “Excellence in Publishing Awards.”

Congratulations, Christine!

For more information, click here: http://www.catholicpublishers.org/

IPS alum, James Mastaler, published in New Theology Review: A Catholic Journal of Theology

James Mastaler, a PhD candidate here at Loyola University Chicago and a graduate of the MA in Social Justice program, recently submitted an article to the Catholic Theological Union’s request for proposals to a special edition on “Ecology & Religion” in New Theology Review:  A Catholic Journal of Theology and Ministry. The article was accepted and [...]

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Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies Launches Lenten Twitter Campaign
Online Retreat Will Provide Reflection and Prayer Each Day of Lent

CHICAGO, March 5, 2014 — Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies is launching a new Twitter campaign this Lenten season. The Institute’s Twitter account will share a note of reflection or [...]

Drs. Miguel and Marian Diaz accept faculty appointments at Loyola University Chicago

The Honorable Miguel Diaz, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See (2009 to 2012), and Dr. Marian Diaz have accepted faculty appointments at Loyola University Chicago. Marian will be an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Studies at the Institute of Pastoral Studies. Miguel will hold the John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service and will be a [...]

IPS Mourns the loss of Richard Westley, Ph.D.

Dick Wesley, a mainstay of the IPS summer program spanning three decades, died on February 9th. His courses at IPS, among them, ‘Redemptive Intimacy” and “Morality and its Beyond” reflected his rootedness in and commitment to the voice and vision of Vatican II. Dick, with good humor and depth of insight, combined his prophetic edge [...]