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Loyola Week

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 placeIHS Banner

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



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

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. 

Jesuit/Ignatian Resources


*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.”

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