Theme: 500 Years of Cura Personalis*
Dates: November 4-10, 2023
Loyola annually honors and celebrates its Jesuit and Ignatian heritage during Loyola Week, which takes place
November 4-10, 2023. Our theme is "500 Years of Cura Personalis." Loyola Week is combined this year with the celebration of the Presidential Inauguration of Dr. Xavier Cole.
Check out the Loyola Week Poster. You an find details and Jesuit/Ignatian resources below.
Loyola Week is sponsored by Student Life and Ministry, Catholic Studies, and the Office of Mission and Identity. For more information, please contact Ken Weber in Student Life and Ministry at email@example.com.
Saturday November 4
Sunday November 5
- Walking Pilgrimage of Churches. Visit four beautiful Catholic churches, attend Sunday Mass at an historically Black church with a full Gospel choir, and finish with a picnic in Audubon Park. Meet at 8:30 am on the Res Quad.
- Loyola Week Opening Mass with Dr. Xavier Cole. 9:00 pm, Ignatius Chapel
Monday, November 6
- Spiritual Wellness Fair, Noon-3:00pm, Peace Quad
- Start of Busy Person's Student Retreat
Tuesday, November 7
- Students vs. Jesuit/Faculty/Staff Basketball Tournament, 6:00 pm, The Den
Wednesday, November 8
- Ignatian Field Day, 5:30-7:30 pm, Res Quad
- Black Spirituality Panel with Rho Epsilon, 7:00-8:30 pm, Audubon Room
- Kristallnacht Commemoration, 6:00-7:15 pm in Monroe Library, 7:30 pm Lecture in Nunemaker Auditorium
Thursday, November 9
- Inauguration Mass, 12:15, Holy Name of Jesus Church
- "Cole"-chella Celebration, 1:30-3:30 pm, Peace Quad
- Eucharistic Procession in Honor President Xavier Cole, 7:00 pm Ignatius Chapel
Friday, November 10
- Inauguration Ceremony, 3:00-5:00 pm, Holy Name of Jesus Church
*Schedule subject to change.
- ignatianspirituality.com and more on Ignatian spirituality, and more.
- Jesuit 101, part of The Jesuit Post
- How to Speak Ignatian
- Characteristics of Jesuit Higher Education
- Ignatian Solidarity Network--advocates for social justice animated by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
- Post-Graduate Jesuit Opportunity--Jesuit Volunteer Corps--"Dare to change!" "Join us in the fight for Justice!"
- Jesuit Jokes
- At Loyola
*This year’s theme is cura personalis. Jesuit scholastic and adjunct instructor, Josh Hinchie, S.J. writes, “At this moment 500 years ago, St. Ignatius of Loyola was on a ship returning from the holy places in Jerusalem. The year before, he had damaged his health by going to extremes in his quest to become a saint. Now, he knew a little better how to balance the different parts of his life in the pursuit of that goal—his prayer, his studies, his bodily and mental health. For us, Ignatius's experience exemplifies cura personalis, the Jesuit value of "care for the whole person." After all, we're not expendable cogs in an economic machine; rather, we're human beings made in God's image and likeness, to know and love God and work for our neighbor's good. Accordingly, Jesuit education seeks to form students for this purpose in every aspect of their lives—intellectually, spiritually, morally, socially, and physically.”