Faculty and Staff
What we can offer you
The Ignatian Faculty Fellows Program is a new program for Loyola faculty, starting in Spring 2013. Each Fellow will be part of a semester-long, bi-weekly seminar meeting faciltated by IFFP director, Dr. John Sebastian. For more information, click HERE or contact John Sebastian at email@example.com or call (504) 865-2277
The Ignacio Volunteer Faculty/Staff BELIZE Experience Program: (May 18 to May 26, 2013) This is an immersion trip in the English-speaking country of Belize in Central America and open to all Loyola faculty and staff. Participants travel to different parts of Belize and participate in two days of service work (painting) in one of the Mayan villages in southern Belize. Ten faculty/ staff will be selected to participate. Vunteers will have an opportunity to learn of the works and ministries of the Jesuits in Belize and Loyola Institute of Ministry (LIM) alumni. For more information, click HERE.
The Spiritual Exercises: The 18th Annotation The Spiritual Exercises will be offered to Loyola faculty & staff in the spring of 2013, starting in mid-January. This is an eight-week retreat in daily life. Watch for notices that advertise this spiritual retreat for faculty/staff.
Centering Prayer: Centering Prayer has been defined as "the total disarmament of the heart." It is a prayer that lets go of all thoughts and words, and enables the person to be present to God with only an infinite desire to love and be loved unconditionally. Offered (on the main campus) every Tuesday, from 12:35pm to 1:00pm (After the Daily Mass) in Ignatius Chapel/ Bobet Hall. Also offered on the Broadway Campus every Thursday from 12:15pm to 12:45pm in the Martha and Mary Chapelin Greenville Hall. Contact Ricardo Marquez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 865-2877
Vitamins for the Soul: An afternoon of reflection and spiritual community-building offered to offices and departments and colleges at Loyola. Next Vitamins for The Soul will be on October 25th with the Staff members of the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences (HUNS).For more information, contact Ricardo Marquez at email@example.com or (504) 865-2877.
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). For more information, click HERE If interested, contact Fr. Ted Dziak, S.J.
HEARTLAND DELTA FACULTY CONVERSATIONS: This spring the Heartland Delta Faculty Conversations will be held at Loyola University New Orleans under the topic: on February 22-24, 2013. For more information, click HERE. If interested in attending, contact Ricardo Marquez.
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. For more information click HERE If interested in attending, contact Ricardo Marquez.
OTHER RESOURCES FOR FACULTY
CONVERSATIONS magazine: A wonderful collection of articles on Jesuit Higher Education. Click HERE to read past issues.
SACRED SPACE: A web site to cultivate a moment of prayer, silent and alignment each day. Created by the Irish Jesuits. Click HERE.
SPIRITUAL EXERCISES: Loyola Press offers an on-line retreat (31 Days) with Saint Ignatius. Click HERE
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU): Do you know that there are 28 other Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the United States? Want to find out who they are? There are lots of colleagues, experiences and resources to learn of... Click HERE for more....
JESUIT COMMONS: A first-of-its-kind initiative is bringing higher education to some of the world's poorest people and empowering a millions-strong network of individuals to collaborate on a range of poverty eradication projects. Click HERE
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
Share with us your favorite Passage(s) or Quote(s). Send it to Ricardo Marquez at firstname.lastname@example.org
"In this process of becoming human we are searching for ongoing guidance. We will need to know what we can rely on. So many of our former certainties are gone now, or are in the process of changing. In order to move into the future we need to know what will be there for us...Wonder is a gateway through which the universe floods in and takes up residence within us...This sense of wonder is one of our most valuable guides on this ongoing journey into the future as full human beings."
Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, Journey of the Universe , Yale University Press, 2011 (p.113)
RECOMMENDED BOOK OF THE MONTH:
All Books below available in our Library at The Jesuit Center, Bobet 110 or at your local on-line bookstore
by Thomas Moore (Gotham Books, 2005)
"In the dark place you may ask the basic questions: Who are you? What is this world? What kind of family do you come from? What are your origins, your early experiences? Deep down, what do you want? What do you fear?...Flight from the dark infantilizes your spirituality, because the dark night of the soul are supposed to initiate you into spiritual adulthood...The spiritual life is both deep and trascendent...It should give you insight into deepest of your questions and problems, and give you a vision that extends beyond the everyday issues" (pp.13-15)