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Faculty and Staff

What we can offer you


Silent Ignatian Retreat / For Faculty-Staff-Students.   This silent, individually directed retreat provides retreatants a chance to experience elements of Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises. This retreat includes contemplative and imaginative prayer, individual spiritual direction, and communal prayer experiences including Taize prayer and Mass.   A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Contact Laura Alexander at lqalexan@loyno.edu. . For more information click HERE.  If interested in attending, contact Laura Quigley Alexander.

Retreat in Daily Life: For faculty/ staff and students (no cost)  February 24 - March16, 2016.  Registration Deadline (for on-campus retreat): February 17, 2016.   We don't always have the time to take a concentrated amount of time out of our schedule to make a retreat. This Retreat in Daily Life allows you to incorporate prayer into your busy schedule. The retreat helps you form prayerful habits and the discipline to be able to “find God in all things” in the context of your daily routine, relationships, and activities.  Retreat materials will be posted online, and all are welcome to join the Loyola University New Orleans community in this lenten retreat. Just follow along in the links below to find a reflection for each day of the retreat.  For further information, click HERE.

Magis Retreat: This national retreat will provide faculty and administrators from Jesuit colleges an opportunity to integrate Ignatian spirituality into their professional and personal lives.  Based on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola, it is six days of prayer, reflection, and focused conversations. This is a unique blend between an academic conference, which emphasizes intellectual give and take, and an Ignatian retreat, which emphasizes primarily the individual’s encounter with God.  The Magis Retreat is held in June each year. (National Retreat)  If interested in attending, contact  the Office of Mission Ministry office.  For more information click HERE


The Ignatian Staff Fellows Program offers staff the opportunity to participate in a year-long workshop on Jesuit education and Ignatian values.  Participants in the program will conclude their experience with a deeper understanding of the history and educational mission of the Society of Jesus and of the intellectual, spiritual, and social dimensions of Ignatian spirituality. The program is directed by Robert Reed, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. For more information, click HERE 

The Ignatian Faculty Fellows Program is a Jesuit mission-focused program held each fall for Loyola faculty.  Recuitment is held each spring. Each Fellow is part of a semester-long, bi-weekly seminar meeting faciltated by IFFP director, Dr. John Sebastian. For more information, click HERE

The Ignatian Colleagues Program:  An eighteen-month Jesuit Leadership program for faculty and staff.   It includes on-line courses, an international immersion program and a guided retreat.  Two Ignatian Collegaues participate each cycle, with recruitment in the late fall each year.  Faciltated by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and University (AJCU) (National Program).  For more information, click HERE  If interested, contact Dr. John Sebastian.

Other Oppurtunities for Faculty and Staff 

The Spiritual Exercises: The 18th Annotation   The Spiritual Exercises is offered to Loyola faculty & staff regularly.  This will again be offered in spring 2016 by the University Chaplain.  This is an eight-week retreat in daily life.  Watch for notices that advertise this spiritual retreat for faculty/staff.  Information is soon to come!

Heartland Delta Faculty Conversations:  Each spring (uasually in February) the Heartland Delta Faculty Conversations is held.  The next HD Faculty Conversation will be held  in February 2016.  If interested in attending or presenting, contact the Office of Mission and Ministry.