​​     FaithActs Summer Youth Theology Institute


Sunday, June 11


Friday, June 16 2017

We invite rising Catholic high school juniors and seniors to step outside the classroom and join us this summer for an exciting Youth Theology Institute focusing on the earth and the role we play as Catholics. The institute utilizes a dynamic, transformative process that includes:

  • immersion experiences in local wetlands and neighborhoods
  • social analysis
  • theological reflection
  • play/ exercise
  • personal and group spiritual reflection
  • community service

Students can receive 60 community high school service hours.

We invite students to share in the great work of strengthening your faith, exploring your true self, asking big questions, and leading the future! 

Faith Acts invites students to think theologically and explore answers to questions such as:

What is happening to the Earth?

What is God's word with and for us?

What am I called to create?

The Institute is organized and led by Loyola University’s Office of Mission and Ministry in collaboration with faculty, staff, students and several local agencies.

Students will be housed in one of the Loyola University residence halls with dedicated Resident Assistants staying on the same floor.  Transportation and all meals are included. There is no cost for this program.

Applications for the 2017 FaithActs Summer Youth Theology Institute can be found here. Please contact Program Coordinator Materrinan Zehyoue in the Office of Mission and Ministry at or (504) 865-2093 for more information. For more updates follow us on Facebook!

     Meet our leaders!

                   Alex Mikulich, FaithActs Director (Right)  Materrinan Zehyoue, FaithActs Coordinator (Left)


As director of the FaithActs Summer Youth Theology Institute, Alex brings thirty years of experience integrating contemplation with action in the spiritual life. He invites people to reflect on their spirituality in their profession, scholarship, and everyday life. He earned his doctorate in theology from Loyola University Chicago in 2001. 

As coordinator of FaithActs Summer Youth Theology Institute, Materrinan brings her passion for justice and willingness to foster empowerment in local communities. She earned her bachelor's in criminal justice and sociological studies from Loyola University New Orleans in 2015.