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Updates to Loyola Week schedule

Loyola press release - September 15, 2007

(New Orleans)— The Jesuit Center is sponsoring a series of events, activities, and exhibits, designated Loyola Week, to celebrate the Jesuit heritage of Loyola University New Orleans. Loyola Week will be held Sunday, September 30, through Sunday, October 7.

Loyola Week was established as a week for the larger Loyola community to rediscover and explore the Jesuit heritage of the university, its history, its founders, its identity as a Jesuit institution, and its mission as a Jesuit educational institution whose principles are based on the 450-year-old pedagogical foundations of Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits.

“Loyola Week is a celebration of our ‘Jesuit-ness,’ a time to play and pray, a time to be intellectually stimulated and creatively encouraged. And it is a time to further build our Loyola community,” said the Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., director of the Jesuit Center.

A Jazz Mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, at Most Holy Name of Jesus Church. The liturgical celebration is co-sponsored by University Ministry and the College of Music and Fine Arts. All are welcome.

On Wednesday, October 3, at 7 p.m., in the Audubon Room of the Danna Student Center, Chris Lowney, author of Heroic Leadership, will present a lecture entitled, “What 21st-century Leaders Can Learn from 16th-century Jesuits.” A discussion will follow the lecture and Lowney will meet informally with students, faculty, and staff.

Thursday, October 4, at 7 p.m., in the Roussel Performance Hall of the Communications/Music Complex, there will be a showing of Xavier: Missionary and Saint, an hour-long documentary on the life of Francis Xavier, S.J. Its two creators, Jesuit scholastics the Rev. Jeffrey Johnson, S.J., and the Rev. Jeremy Zipple, S.J., will be present to show the film.

Throughout Loyola Week, University Ministry will offer Mass with Jesuit themes. Mass is offered Monday through Thursday, at 9 p.m., and at noon in the Ignatius Chapel of Bobet Hall.

Throughout the semester, the Monroe Library is observing the Centennial of the establishment of the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus with an exhibit of photographs and documents from that era. The exhibit is on display in Special Collections and Archives on the Library’s third floor. The exhibit features vintage photos of the Apostolates of the Province in 1907; Men of the Province, including many who served at Loyola University; documents from Rome establishing the new Province; church artifacts; and examples of rare early editions of The Spiritual Exercises.

SGA will also be holding events for students.

University Ministry and the Jesuit Center serve the holistic education of our students by attending to the faith, spiritual, and religious formation of the university community. For additional information, please contact the Jesuit Center at (504) 865-2304.

The final schedule for Loyola Week will be as follows:

Jazz Mass
Sunday, September 30, 6 p.m.
Most Holy Name of Jesus Church

Pack Pride Cookout
Monday, October 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Residence Quad

Jesuit Jeopardy
Tuesday, October 2, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Peace Quad

“Disposable People: A Jesuit Reflection on Migration in the 21st Century”
Lecture by The Rev. Tom Greene, S.J.

Tuesday, October 2, at 7 p.m
Audubon Room, Danna Student Center

“What 21st-century Leaders Can Learn from 16th-century Jesuits”
Lecture and discussion by Chris Lowney

Wednesday, October 3, at 7 p.m.
Audubon Room, Danna Student Center

“From Universal to University”
Student and Faculty Panel on intercultural understanding

Thursday, October 4, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center

“Xavier: Missionary and Saint”
Hour-long documentary followed by discussion by its makers
Jesuit scholastics the Rev. Jeremy Zipple, S.J. and the Rev. Jeff Johnson, S.J.

Thursday, October 4, 7 p.m.
Roussel Hall, of the Communication/Music Complex.

“Jesuits on Tap”
Root beer, non-alcoholic beverages, Scrabble, and informal conversation with the Loyola University Jesuits.

Friday, October 5, 3 to 5 p.m.
St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center

Awakening Retreat begins
Saturday, October 6
Camp Whispering Pines

“Men and Women for Others”
Service Day for Faculty and Staff

Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meet in Peace Quad. Service to be off-campus.