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Coming Home – The Journey from Heaven to Your Adopted Home

Coming Home – The Journey from Heaven to Your Adopted Home

Catherine Conley is a graduate of IPS and has recently authored a book that explores the circumstances and questions that surround adoption, especially in regards to her own daughter. She is currently a Global Consultant on issues of organizational learning and development, but her journey as an author began at IPS.

“My writing career began during my […]

IPS Commissioning Student Address

IPS Commissioning Student Address

At the May 2015 IPS Commissioning and Graduation Party, Staycie Flint was our wonderful student speaker. The abundance of positive feedback in regards to her address prompted us to post her speech below for those who missed it and for those who wish to read and reflect upon it again.

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Institute of Pastoral Studies Commissioning

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Guest Blog: In Tension Lies a Hidden Harmony

In a beautifully crafted reflection, Brian Anderson explores the struggle of redefining peace within tense times.

His thoughts and message arose from the recent divestment issue surrounding Loyola, but hold true for a lot of issues that individuals, various groups and our country as a whole are facing today.

As the Interfaith Campus Minister for Loyola’s Campus Ministry, […]

Graduating Student Feature: Meet Anna

Graduating Student Feature: Meet Anna

While at IPS, Anna Dudek has taken advantage of some of the great things IPS has to offer to enhance education. Anna has learned a lot during her studies and shared with us some experiences, accomplishments and wisdom. We know you will succeed in your goal of helping young people “see the presence of God in their own […]

Graduating Student Feature: Meet David

Graduating Student Feature: Meet David

David Gibbons will be completing his four year journey with IPS in just a couple weeks when he graduates with his MA in Pastoral Counseling. Like many of our students, it was a challenge for David to balance life, work and education, but he did it and did it successfully!

“Just take it one day at […]

Graduating Student Feature: Meet Elizabeth

Graduating Student Feature: Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth Reardon is ready to accept her Master’s degree in May and commit fully to work in her archdiocese. Elizabeth tells us about her challenges, achievements and motivations. She also has some great advice for students just beginning their journey.

Pictured above with Fr. Krupa at the Alpha Sigma Nu Awards Ceremony

 

Hometown: Though originally born in […]

Graduating Student Feature: Meet Pearl

Graduating Student Feature: Meet Pearl

May 2015 graduation is quickly approaching! In honor of our wonderful graduates, IPS will begin to feature graduating students on the blog.

To kick off this series, we would like to first feature IPS Graduate Assistant Pearl Chiang. She has been so helpful and has brought so much joy to the office, we are going to miss […]

IPS Celebrates Six Retiring Faculty Members

IPS Celebrates Six Retiring Faculty Members

As this year comes to an end, IPS must say goodbye to six incredible faculty members. It has been an honor to have each of them as members of the IPS and greater Loyola community. They have been mentors for our students, enriched the lives of everyone at IPS and continue to be leaders in the community. You will always […]

Holy Week and the Death Penalty

The article, “400+ Catholic and evangelical leaders want to kill the death penalty” from The Washington Post, talks about the recent letter from Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza that supports the abolishment of the death penalty in the US. The letter was signed by hundreds of Catholic and evangelical leaders, including professors from IPS. 

 

“As Christians preparing for the […]

Holy Week: Death and Resurrection – The Call to Transformation

Holy Week: Death and Resurrection – The Call to Transformation

Since we had such a positive response from her last guess post, which discussed active nonviolence, we would like to feature another essay by IPS student Charissa Qiu. She wrote a reflection on the Eucharist and the call to transformation. With the final week of Lent just beginning, let us reflect about why we made certain sacrifices during […]