Campus Ministry Newsletter
Tomorrow Christians will begin the Lenten journey. During this time we focus on turning away from our patterns and actions which lead us into darkness and sin. Lent is an opportunity to commit ourselves to following Jesus, to spiritual health and freedom.
Pope Francis' Lenten message reminds us that "...God's mercy transforms human hearts...". May each of us find time this Lent to disrupt the patterns in our lives which lead us to indifference. May we pay attention to the places and relationships where mercy is needed. May the mercy and love we receive inspire us to act in solidarity with those on the margins of our hearts, our campus, our city of Baltimore and our world.
Campus Ministry offers a variety of resources and experiences to pray, reflect and act this Lent. This Lenten edition of the Campus Ministry Newsletter is filled with links to daily reflections, retreats, prayer experiences and educational resources.
Peace & blessings,
LIFT EVERY VOICE
Lenten Moments of Mercy
ONLINE LENTEN RETREAT
CRS RICEBOWL APP
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RETREAT & REFLECTION
An Ignatian Lenten Retreat
A LENTEN EVENING REFLECTION
SPIRITUAL EXERCISES RETREAT
Experience the beauty and depth of Ignatian spirituality on this five-day adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. This retreat is individually directed, meaning that participants meet one-on-one daily with a Jesuit spiritual director. Liturgy will be offered daily, and the retreat team will also present brief reflections on key elements of the Spiritual Exercises.
The retreat begins Monday, February 29th (10 a.m. departure from the Loyola campus) and concludes Saturday, March 5th (returning to campus by 2 p.m.). $75 for students and $200 for faculty and staff.
PRAYER & WORSHIP
Weekday Mass & Liturgy Schedule
- 12:10 p.m. Monday-Friday: Daily Mass in Alumni Chapel
- 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Evensong (Evening Prayer) in Alumni Chapel | This week's presider: Patrick O'Connor class of 2016
- The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated each day (Mon. – Fri.) before the 12:10 p.m. Daily Mass
Wednesday, Feb. 17th: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday, Feb. 22nd: Stations of the Cross
Monday, Mar. 7th: Candlelight Rosary
Monday, Mar. 14th: Taize Prayer
Wednesday, Mar. 16th: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday, Mar. 21st: Stations of the Cross
Please join us for Evensong on Thursdays at 5 PM in Alumni Chapel. Evensong is a beautiful evening of prayer, song, and student-led reflection. Pizza & fellowship follow in Cohn Hall 133. Our February Evensong Presiders will be:
Thursday, February 11th:
Thursday, February 18th:
Thursday, February 25th:
Up and Coming Events
TEA & CONVERSATION: Feb 11th
Please join us on Thursday, February 11th at 2:00PM in Cohn 133 for Tea & Conversation with Mark Jordan to discuss faith and sexuality. This hour will be an opportunity to have a more intimate conversation with Professor Jordan before his keynote lecture.
Please RSVP for the tea to email@example.com by Friday, 2/5.
RSVPs are not required to attend, however, they are much appreciated in helping us prepare appropriately for numbers.
Faith and Sexuality: Why Theology Must Think Again About Sex
Please join the entire Loyola community next Thursday evening for a conversation about Faith & Sexuality. Distinguished theologian Mark Jordan, Ph.D., will consider “Why Theology Must Think Again About Sex,”. Jordan is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought at the Harvard Divinity School, where he is also a professor of women, gender, and sexuality.
Feb. 11, 2016, at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall, refreshments available at 6:30 p.m. in the McGuire Atrium.
For more information on Professor Jordan and event details, please visit the event site.