Campus Ministry Newsletter

February 2017

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Apply to be a Campus Ministry Intern! Applications are due by Wednesday, February 15 for 2017-2018 positions. To learn more and apply visit:

You're also invited to attend any informational sessions on the following dates:

Thurs. Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.

Mon. Feb. 6 at 6 p.m.

Tues. Feb 7 at 6 p.m.

- Upcoming Retreat Opportunities -

The Spiritual Exercises

Experience the beauty of Ignatian spirituality on this five-day adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This retreat is meant to be a capstone experience for any members of the Loyola community and will be held Mar. 6-11 (Spring Break).

Learn more here:

Men's Retreat

Men's Retreat is a time for you to take several days away from campus. You will have the opportunity to look at your life by reflecting on your relationships with other men, women, and God, while attaining a better sense of you are and where you are going. This retreat will be held Mar. 31 - Apr. 2.

Learn more and register here:

- Opportunities for Conversation -

Understanding the Executive Orders on Immigrants & Refugees

TOMORROW (2/2) at 1PM EASTERN: Join the ISN for a conversation on the Executive Orders on immigration and refugees with Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and the Jesuits of Canada and the United States Advocacy Office. Kristen Lionetti, Policy Director at the Jesuit Conference and Giulia McPherson, Director of Advocacy and Operations at Jesuit Refugee Service USA will offer insights on how the executive orders will impact immigrant and refugee populations, share policy insights, and present action steps that you as an advocate can take. Join the ISN LIVE at: or gather in Campus Ministry at 1 PM

Bunting and Peace Lecture with Arun Ghandi

Arun Ghandi, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, will discuss Nonviolence in a Violent World.

Feb. 2 | 7 p.m. | 4th Floor Programming Room


Evensong provides the community and opportunity to come together in song at prayer. Held every Thursday at 5 p.m. in Alumni Memorial Chapel. Free pizza always follows in Cohn Hall 133 for fellowship and conversation.

Giuliana Stillo '18 will share a reflection this Thursday, February 2.

Life & Dignity of the Human Person

Join Campus Ministry Director Seán Bray to explore themes and principles of Catholic Social Teachings, dialogue with others and reflect. Participants will be offered an Examen each session helping individuals to pray and reflect on the theme.

Feb. 8th Life & Dignity of the Human Person

All people are sacred & made in the image & likeness of God.

All sessions will be held in Campus Ministry from 12:00-1:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Seán Bray

Soup with Substance

Dakota Access Pipeline: The Route to Justice at Standing Rock

Feb. 28 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Humanities 221

Offers students the opportunity to engage faith and justice through dialogue and discussion.

Register for this discussion:

St. Alphonsus House - Register now for Spring semester

The St. Alphonsus Dinner Program is a ministry of hospitality, which provides a home-cooked meal, guided conversation, and quality time spent with fellow students. The dinner typically accomodates 8-10 students and is held on Monday evenings at 6 p.m.

For more information or to register a group for Spring semester visit:

Join a Koinonia Group!

Koinonia groups are student led faith-based discussion groups that meet weekly for prayer and discussion. Students are welcome to join a group at any point during the semester. Visit for more information.

Email to join or group or ask any questions.

Spring 2017 Koinonia Times


7-8:30 p.m. Leaders: Lindsay


7:30-9 p.m. Leaders: Catherine and Amelia

8:30-10 p.m. Leaders: Giulia and Michelle


7-9:30 p.m. Leaders: Matt and John

- Other Events Coming Spring Semester -

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Jesuit Heritage Week is March 19 - March 25

Look for more information next month!

RCIA Rite of Initiation

Sunday, April 23 - 6 p.m. Mass in Alumni Memorial Chapel

Our RCIA candidates will receive the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation to mark their official entrance into the Catholic community, as well as the beginning of their adult lives as people of faith.

- Belief Heros -

Who is your hero? What do they believe in? What values inform their actions?

This semester, join us in meeting people across campus whose beliefs and values give us insight into their lived experience. Through filmed interviews, we celebrate our diversity of beliefs and invite the campus into knowing our community more deeply. Stay tuned to learn about the unique ways our Belief Heros animate Loyola's mission, vision and values.


- Think -

Dreams, Hope, and Racism

"I have a dream that my four children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Far from Invisible

How one American Muslim woman came to embrace her identity and the conversations it created

- PRAY -

God the Discomforter

- Act -

“I was a stranger and you did not welcome me.”

12 Ways to Be an Effective Ally at Standing Rock

- Updates in Our Community -

Adam Alexander Linz Dickinson

On January 20, Megan, her husband Jim, and their daughter Amelia welcomed a fourth member to their family - Adam.

Congratulations Megan and Jim!

New Program Assistant - Hong-yu Li

We would like to welcome Hong-yu Li as Campus Ministry's new Program Assistant! Stop by and welcome Hong-yu to the office!

Join us on Tuesday, February 7th from 9-10 AM in Campus Ministry to welcome Hong-yu. Coffee, tea and pastries will be provided

APPS & Podcasts

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