Office of Mission and Identity
Creating a more just and humane world
The Office of Mission & Identity at Loyola University New Orleans fosters the Jesuit and Catholic mission and identity of the institution. In partnership with university administration, students, faculty, and staff the Office of Mission & Identity promotes a vision and culture which follows the values of the Ignatian Tradition.
Embracing our common human dignity created in God's image and likeness, we foster a greater respect for the truth, goodness and grace to be found in a diversity of faith traditions and people of every culture, race, language and economic status.
The Ignatian Year
Beginning May 20th, 2021 we enter the “Ignatian Year,” marking 500 years from when Ignatius of Loyola was struck by a cannonball (rather a dramatic way for God to get your attention.) That experience transformed his life from soldier to pilgrim, the saint whose vision inspires everything we do for our students. This Ignatian Year is all the more reason for us at Loyola to take time to build our own community, to reflect and to celebrate our Jesuit Catholic identity.
Loyola Faculty & Staff Retreats*
The deadline to sign up for the Summer 2022 Retreats is Friday, May 6th.
The Busy Loyolan: June 22-24, 2022 in Bay St. Louis, MS. A two-day retreat using the framework of the Ignatian Examen exploring the gifts and graces of the year at a deeper level. Participants are responsible for their own travel. Space is limited. New participants will be prioritized. https://forms.gle/EcU769wXhwYwVipM8
The Little Lobos Creation Retreat: June 1, 2022 at Loyola & Audubon Park. This half-day (morning) community-building family retreat will use the framework of Finding God in All Things to engage creation on and near campus. Breakfast provided. https://forms.gle/EV7yb9pAehRa7Rfu9
The Jesuit Colleagues Retreat: July 16-22, 2022 at any one of the 5 Central Southern Province Retreat Houses, including Manresa in Convent, Louisiana. This five-day silent retreat will use the framework of the Spiritual Exercises. Space is limited. https://forms.gle/m4X8BiRNp9VyBVDS6
*Retreats are open to Loyolans from all faith backgrounds and available at no cost due to the sponsorship of generous Loyola benefactors. The two-day spiritual retreat benefit may be applied to these retreats with the approval of your supervisor.
Mission Integration Grants (MIGS)
The Office of Mission & Identity and the Center for Teaching, Research, & Learning are pleased to announce funding available for Mission Integration Grants. Follow the link below for more information about submitting an application.
Use the following resources to learn more about our mission, community, and engagement.
We strive to constantly reflect upon and improve our mission and identity as a Jesuit Catholic institution.
Learn more about the history of the Ignatian Tradition.
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