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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 […]

Photos from Lenten Retreat: “Living Your Life’s Transitions”

Photos from Lenten Retreat: “Living Your Life’s Transitions”

On March 10th, IPS and Loyola Alumni Relations co-sponsored a Lenten retreat facilitated by Joanne Cimbalo, Ph.D. and Sheila Morrow, M.A.

Close to 50 people attended the retreat, allowing for time to reflect on expectations of self during times of transition.

Change is constant, continuous, and often challenging.  The dynamics of change can affect our lives, our […]

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 […]

IPS Honored with “Coordinating Board Award” by Association of Chicago Priests

IPS Honored with “Coordinating Board Award” by Association of Chicago Priests

February 13, 2018

At its 51st Annual Mardi Gras & Ministry Awards gathering over the weekend, the Association of Chicago Priests (ACP) recognized IPS with a Coordinating Board Award.

Coordinating Board Awards were first given in 1973 and are presented to individuals and groups within the Archdiocese in recognition and appreciation for their outstanding contributions to the […]

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 […]

IPS Faculty Therese Lysaught and Dan Rhodes Continue Research On Theological Action Research Teams (TART)

IPS Faculty Therese Lysaught and Dan Rhodes Continue Research On Theological Action Research Teams (TART)

November 29, 2017

This past summer, The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) awarded the Institute of Pastoral Studies and Dr. Dan Rhodes with an Innovative Projects grant to aid in developing a new approach to Contextual Education (CE) in the model of Theological Action Research Teams (TART).

As part of the research associated with this ATS grant, […]

IPS Student Alessandra Menendez Awarded 2017 President’s Medallion

IPS Student Alessandra Menendez Awarded 2017 President’s Medallion

November 14, 2017

Each year, Loyola University Chicago honors its most outstanding students with the President’s Medallion.  This award recognizes students who exemplify the three words etched on the medal: leadership, scholarship and service.  Representing IPS in the roster of university-wide medallion recipients this year is Alessandra Menendez, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS-Religious […]

IPS Professor AHyun Lee article in Journal of Pastoral Theology

IPS Professor AHyun Lee article in Journal of Pastoral Theology

September 12, 2017
      The Journal of Pastoral Theology has just published an article authored by IPS Adjunct Professor, AHyun Lee.
      In the article entitled “What Do I Call You?” Postcolonial Pastoral Care and Counseling: Ambiguous Sense of Self with Perspectives on the Experience of Korean Clergywomen, Professor Lee “explores the ambiguous sense of […]

IPS Student Spotlight Series: Reflections on Being an IPS Student

IPS Student Spotlight Series: Reflections on Being an IPS Student

This series of blog posts will feature six IPS students. Read their thoughts on their degree programs, why they chose IPS, and what they hope to do after IPS.

   Ramona N. Gant
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling/ Master of Divinity

Hometown: Chicago, IL

I came to IPS after being enrolled in two different graduate programs. […]