Mission and Ministry

Mission and Ministry:
Fostering Ignatian spirituality

The spiritual center of Loyola, Campus Ministry provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff of all faiths—and at all stages of their faith development—to nurture their spiritual and personal growth as members of the Loyola community. Through retreats, educational programs, immersion trips, and more, the offices of Campus Ministry and Mission Integration help faculty incorporate Ignatian ideals into academic lessons, and support faculty, students, and staff as they explore questions of faith and spirituality.

MISSION AND
MINISTRY GOAL
$2
MILLION
  • Due to the diminishing number of Jesuits on college campuses, Loyola is strengthening its focus on our community's understanding of Ignatian values.

    Due to the diminishing number of Jesuits on college campuses, Loyola is strengthening its focus on our community's understanding of Ignatian values.

  • At Loyola, students of all faiths—and at all stages of their faith development—explore their spirituality and worship together as a community.

    At Loyola, students of all faiths—and at all stages of their faith development—explore their spirituality and worship together as a community.

  • Donations to the campaign will help fund spiritual retreats for undergraduates where they nurture and share their faith development with others.

    Donations to the campaign will help fund spiritual retreats for undergraduates where they nurture and share their faith development with others.

  • The campaign will further Loyola’s mission to incorporate Ignatian ideals into all aspects of academic and campus life.

    The campaign will further Loyola’s mission to incorporate Ignatian ideals into all aspects of academic and campus life.

Integrating Jesuit principles into everyday life

The Loyola University Maryland academic experience is based on a distinctive educational model established by the Jesuits in 1548 in the town of Messina, Italy, that combines ethical and spiritual development with intellectual growth and exploration. Our Jesuit heritage is key to our identity, and is a component we proudly boast. At a time when the number of Jesuits on college campuses is diminishing, we at Loyola are consciously strengthening our focus on spiritual, emotional, and social development. Now more than ever, it is crucial for us to enhance our community’s understanding of Jesuit values.

Through Bright Minds, Bold Hearts, Loyola will sustain and strengthen its Jesuit identity by supporting programs that infuse the vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola in all aspects of living and learning at Loyola.

Endowment Goals

  • A fund to support spiritual retreats for undergraduates, which give students the opportunity to nurture and share their faith development with others. The fund will support retreats for students in a specific class year, students involved in a sports team or club, and students who are interested in integrating Ignatian spirituality into their daily lives.
  • A fund to support the Ignatian retreat program for faculty and staff that educates members of the campus community on our Jesuit heritage and values, and how to incorporate these into academic lessons and other student experiences.

To learn more about giving opportunities for Mission and Ministry or to make a gift, contact Jane Moore, '83, director of planned giving, at 410-617-1411 or jfmoore@loyola.edu.

Supporting Mission and Ministry

Loyola will benefit from a $1.5 million planned gift from Gordon Erberts, ’49, to support programs and initiatives in Campus Ministry and the office of mission integration.

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