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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, […]

Experience Education at Loyola IPS in Rome

Experience Education at Loyola IPS in Rome

Registrations for the Rome 2019 program are now open.  Space is limited.  1st deposit deadline: Dec-15.

*** ALUMNI: Please contact Dr. Mike Canaris (mcanaris@luc.edu) before registering. ***

The IPS 2019 Study in Rome summer program provides a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the historical, cultural, and spiritual benefits of the Eternal City and […]

A Lenten Reflection: “Consider a fast from technology for Lent”

A Lenten Reflection: “Consider a fast from technology for Lent”

A Lenten reflection from IPS Assistant Professor, Michael Canaris:

Theologian Daniel Groody, CSC has reflected on strengthening our spiritual disciplines in various demonstrations of solidarity and renewal, some of which are particularly appropriate for Lent: focusing on prayer, simplicity and recollection in regular moments like the Sabbath. One of the most eye-opening […]

A Lenten Challenge: “What are the questions that would liberate us…?”

A Lenten Challenge: “What are the questions that would liberate us…?”

February 20, 2018

A Lenten reflection from IPS Assistant Professor of Spirituality, Jean-Pierre Fortin:

According to the Gospel of John, when Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate, he tells the Roman governor: “For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the […]

Launch of Certificate in Pastoral Ministry for Dioceses in the North of England

Launch of Certificate in Pastoral Ministry for Dioceses in the North of England

Late this past January, two induction ceremonies took place in Liverpool and Darlington in the U.K. to mark the official launch of the new “Certificate in Pastoral Ministry for Dioceses in the North of England”, a program designed jointly by IPS in collaboration with Dioceses in the North of England.

Veronica Murphy and Catherine Darby, both […]

Alumnus Mark Bersano Managing Growth of Continuing Education at IPS

Alumnus Mark Bersano Managing Growth of Continuing Education at IPS

January 23, 2018

IPS is now home to the Chicago Catholic Scripture School, a program that provides in-depth knowledge of the Bible within a Roman Catholic framework to parish leaders, deacons, catechists, staff members, and anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of scripture.  The IPS Chicago Catholic Scripture School (IPS CCSS) falls under the Continuing Education […]

A Prolific IPS Faculty: Publications from 2015-2017

A Prolific IPS Faculty: Publications from 2015-2017

January 17, 2018

Did you know that in the last three years, several IPS Faculty have published over fifty-plus scholarly works?

Congratulations to Michael Canaris, Jean-Pierre Fortin, Peter Jones, Therese Lysaught, Daniel Rhodes, Heidi Russell, William Schmidt, Brian Schmisek, and Deborah Watson for continuing to uphold IPS’s tradition of dynamic scholarship as an integral component […]

The Stars in Your Eyes: A Lenten Reflection from Kevin O’Connor

The Stars in Your Eyes: A Lenten Reflection from Kevin O’Connor

March 26, 2017, The Fourth Sunday of Lent

Reading 1

1 SM 16:1B, 6-7, 10-13A

The LORD said to Samuel:
“Fill your horn with oil, and be on your way.
I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem,
for I have chosen my king from among his sons.”

As Jesse and his sons came to the sacrifice,
Samuel looked at Eliab and thought,
“Surely […]

An Appeal for Border Justice

One of my proudest moments at IPS (not that I had anything to do with it!) was when 3 IPS students formed the White Rose Catholic Worker House a couple of years ago.  Their community has grown, and their commitment to living and teaching Social Justice has been without boundaries.  As a matter of fact, they are looking for […]