Jesuit Ministry
Adult Formation

2016-17 Programs

Adult Formation Programs

The Office of Ignatian Mission & Identity invites adult members of the Loyola community to participate in our Ignatian formation program offerings. Please take a moment to review the descriptions and dates of the following programs and register online.

No prior experience with prayer groups is needed, just a desire to renew one’s faith, enrich one’s prayer life, or an aspiration to better understand the Ignatian Way of Proceeding. You are asked only to bring your interest and your commitment to a brief amount of time each day devoted to reading and reflecting on scriptural and historical documents.

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  • From Ignatius Loyola (1491) to Loyola Blakefield (2017)

    Loyola Blakefield’s chaplain, Fr. Joe Michini, SJ ’59 will be hosting an eight-week program focusing on the development of Ignatian Spirituality, the life of St. Ignatius, and the history of the Society of Jesus from its inception to present day. Participants will join Fr. Joe in examining the autobiography of St. Ignatius along with John O’Malley, S.J.’s recent book The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present in this eight-week program.

    Meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. from Tuesday, March 28th - May 16th.
  • Ignatian Book Club

    The Ignatian Books Club is our newest formation offering. Participants will on a bi-weekly basis to read and discuss Ignatian themed books by Jesuit or Lay authors while building fellowship with one another. The books will cover fiction, non- fiction, and spirituality genres by authors Fr. James Martin, Fr. Greg Boyle, Anne Lamont, and more.

    Meets every other week on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. March 28th - May 23rd.
     

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Testimonials

"I remember being hesitant to register for my first Adult Formation Program at Loyola. My schedule was already 'filled'. Moreover, I was uncomfortable with the thought of discussing my spirituality. It’s like jumping off a cliff into a lake. You are hesitant to do it but once you do it is exhilarating – and you will want to do it again. I encourage you to take the leap of faith and sign up. My wife Trish and I are glad we did." - Mike Coan, former parent

"When my son came to Loyola four years ago, I attended the formation programs to learn more about St. Ignatius and his teachings so that I could reinforce what my son was learning at school. The knowledge that I gained there has definitely helped me to reinforce Men for Others and opened up lines of communication to discuss school on a deeper level. What I did not expect was the impact that it had on my own spiritual life. I thought I was too busy to attend the programs, but I soon found that the time spent made me a happier and more productive person. This is one of the many blessings that we have received from Loyola." - Leslie White, current parent

"Life's pressures of work, family and worrying about getting ahead gets me off track. Ignatius centers my attention on gratitude, service to others and humility. This focus a relief. Participating in the various spiritual formation programs takes me back 30 plus years when I was a Don, helps me understand better my son's experience at Loyola and most of all helps me think about Jesus as an example in my daily dealings with others." - Joe Sowinski '85, alumnus and former parent
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