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  • February 19, 2020
  • 12:04 pm
  • IPS

Professors Without Borders

Five Representatives from the Institute of Pastoral Studies traveled to Arizona in early February, Drs. timone davis, Nat Samuel, Mike Canaris, and Peter Jones, joined later by Mariana Miller, to attend two conferences and visit the U.S./Mexico border in Nogales.

Dr. Samuel served as the President of the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry and presided […]

  • January 22, 2020
  • 12:31 pm
  • IPS

Meet Samantha, former IPS student who decided to “Go forth and set the world on fire (St. Ignatius).

1.) Samantha, tell us a
little bit about yourself (where you are from, undergrad, previous work).

I was technically born in southern California, outside of LA, but I grew up in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. There are pieces of my life and personality strewn across every part of this country it seems from moving so much. So, […]

  • January 9, 2020
  • 2:55 pm
  • IPS

A Courage for Today: A Psychoanalytic and Spiritual Contribution

Image by Sasin Tipchai

S. Schmidt, Ph.D.[1]

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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. 

was awarded such a grant and met […]

  • 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 […]