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A Holy Rage
  • June 1, 2020
  • 3:33 pm
  • IPS

A Holy Rage

By Dr. Peter Jones, IPS Interim Dean, Clinical Associate Professor

On Pentecost Sunday, protests throughout the country and around the world continued. The murder of George Floyd, captured on video and seen around the world, devastates the conscience. His public lynching has catalyzed the release of frustration and anger, the result of centuries abuse, oppression, and […]

Seeds of Justice
  • March 18, 2020
  • 10:32 am
  • IPS

Seeds of Justice

Alex (on the right) speaking to a group

Alex, tell us a little bit about yourself.

I was born and raised in New York City. I grew up on the border of Spanish Harlem and Harlem and then in the Bronx. At that time, those neighborhoods were primarily made up of low-income people of color, so my […]

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

Racism and The Church: A Community Conversation on ‘Open Wide Our Hearts’

Racism and The Church: A Community Conversation on ‘Open Wide Our Hearts’

On April 4th, IPS hosted Racism and The Church: A Community Conversation on ‘Open Wide Our Hearts’ at Regents Hall in Lewis Towers.

April 4, 2019 at Regents Hall

The IPS community gathered to explore further issues of race in our context and to foster a communal reflection and discussion.  Panelists discussed the pastoral letter on racism […]

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, […]

New Fall 2019 class: “Introduction to New Pastoral Theology”

New Fall 2019 class: “Introduction to New Pastoral Theology”

IPS is excited to announce that Adjunct Instructor Bill Huebsch will be teaching a new class in the Fall of 2019 entitled “Introduction to the New Pastoral Theology Emerging in the Era of Pope Francis”.

We recently reached out to Bill to find out more on this new IPS course offering.

Can you provide details […]

IPS Saddened by Deacon Jimmie Flewellen Passing

IPS Saddened by Deacon Jimmie Flewellen Passing

The IPS community is saddened to learn of the recent passing of one of our Advisory Council members, Deacon Jimmie Flewellen.

Rev. Jimmie Flewellen passed away on January 31, 2019.  He was 92 years old.

Rev. Jimmie received a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree from IPS in 1983 and was honored with a Damen Award […]

Henry Luce Foundation Supports Ignatian Legacy Fellows Retirement Initiative

Henry Luce Foundation Supports Ignatian Legacy Fellows Retirement Initiative

Supporting leadership conversations and theological engagement with the Jesuit mission

The Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago is proud to announce the second installment of a $250,000 planning grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. This grant will launch in September 2019 the Ignatian Legacy Fellows Program, a unique national program for retiring and retired, […]

IPS students and Sr. Ann Credidio, recipient of the 2018 Martyrs Award

IPS students and Sr. Ann Credidio, recipient of the 2018 Martyrs Award

By Emily Kane

On November 16, 1989, members of the Salvadoran military brutally murdered six Jesuit priests and two of their friends at the University of Central America in El Salvador. They were targeted because they spoke out against government crime and corruption and were vigorous advocates for the poor. To honor the eight Salvadoran martyrs, […]

IPS Student Patrice Nerone Awarded 2018 President’s Medallion

IPS Student Patrice Nerone Awarded 2018 President’s Medallion

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 Patrice Nerone, a dual degree M.Div.-MAPC (Master of Divinity-Master of Arts in […]