Every age has its gifts and challenges. The challenge of ours is secularity. One way this manifests itself is in the increasing number of cultural but not active Catholics. This situation begs the question, Why Catholic school-based education and parish-based formation? Instead of downplaying the Catholic identity of our education and formation programs, we must renew their grounding in the Catholic faith and enhance their distinctiveness for our own age.
The 2017 Summer Institute makes the case that Catholic education and formation tap into our faith’s deep wells of tradition. They educate from a faith perspective by drawing upon the universal values of Catholicism to provide a distinctive philosophy and spirituality. They educate for faith by proposing our faith as a dynamic resource for the life of the individual, Church, and world today.
As a result of the Summer Institute participants will:
|Featured Speaker:||Dr. Thomas Groome, Author and Professor of Theology and Religious Education, Boston College
Dr. Groome is an inspiring, humorous, and practically oriented speaker. He hails from Ireland and holds graduate degrees in the U.S. from Fordham University and Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University. His publications include Catholic Spiritual Practices: Treasures Old and New and What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life. He is also author of Christian Religious Education, Sharing Faith, Educating for Life, and Will There Be Faith: A New Vison for Educating and Growing Disciples. He has written catechetical material for students of all ages and is editor, most recently, of Credo, a series published by Veritas that implements the USCCB's doctrinal framework for high schools.
|Other Speakers and Panelists||TBA - Check Back!|
This year’s Summer Institute explicitly addresses the following Defining Characteristics of Catholic schools—which also apply to parishes—as articulated in the Catholic Schools Standards Project:
Loyola University New Orleans, Danna Student Center, Audubon Room
6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
On-campus housing is available. Contact Claire Moldthan (Information Below)
See DIRECTIONS & MAPS below
Monday, Check-In and Breakfast 8:00 AM-9:00 AM, Institute 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Tuesday, Mass 8:00 AM-8:30 AM, Breakfast 8:30 AM-9:00 AM, Institute 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Wednesday, Mass 8:00 AM-8:30 AM, Breakfast 8:30 AM-9:00 AM, Institute 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Closing Lunch 12:00 PM-2:30 PM
Mass will be held in Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall (optional)
Closing Lunch Restaurant TBA - Check Back! (Past closing luncheons have been held at Redfish Grill, John Besh's Restaurant August, Ralph's on the Park, and Antoine's)
Deadline to Register is June 1, 2017
$150 cost for all participants
Cost includes daily breakfast, lunch on campus Monday & Tuesday, and closing lunch on Wednesday
NOTE: All participants should complete a registration form, even if their registration fee is paid by someone else.
Getting to Loyola University New Orleans
Navigating the Main Campus at Loyola
FREE parking will be available on campus in the West Road garage. From St. Charles Avenue, turn on West Road which runs along the left side of Holy Name of Jesus Church. The garage will be straight ahead. Once parked, take the elevator or stairs to the first level and proceed through the gates onto the Peace Quad. The Danna Student Center will be on the left and Bobet Hall (Ignatius Chapel for mass) will be on the right. Follow directional signs.
Download and print a campus map here.