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Karen Brady, MRE, recently wrote a guest column, "Breaking Down Barriers," in the Arizona Daily Star. In it, she reflects on Matthew 15: 21-28 in which the Caananite woman asks Jesus to heal her daughter and considers its lessons for us today in terms of our treatment of others.

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Ansel Augustine and Kevin FitzpatrickLocal alums Ansel Augustine, MPS, and Kevin Fitzpatrick, MPS, made possible a retreat for ninety-eight incarcerated men at the Rayburn Correctional Center in Angie, Louisiana. This past summer, Ansel, director of the Office of Black Catholic Ministries, facilitated the retreat with Sister Judy Gomila and Kevin.

Dr. Deborah Wilhelm, adjunct faculty at LIM, celebrates the publication of Preaching Racial Justice, a volume she co-edited with Rev. Gregory Heille, OP, and Rev. Maurice Nutt, CSsR (Orbis Books 2023). The book responds to the need for Christian antiracism preaching.

In august 2023, thousands of youths gathered in Lisbon to celebrate World Youth Day. As part of the event, some AMECEA countries including Kenya, Malawi and Ethiopia were offered the opportunity to hoist the flags of their countries together with the flag of Portugal and the Vatican flag.

LIM Director Tracey Lamont was the featured speaker at the First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown's gathering on July 6, 2023 in Canfield, Ohio. Watch a recording of Dr. Lamont's talk "Gen Z: Young Adult Spiritual and Human Development” GO»

Alumnus Kevin Fitzpatrick, M.P.S., recently wrote an article that was published in The Clarion Herald newspaper. In it, he reflects on his friend, a Marionist Brother, and how he lived his life in a way that reflects the sustaining power of the Eucharist. Read the article»

Kevin is the director of the Office of Justice and Peace, a ministry of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Dr. Gilstrap has been an admired and dedicated professor at the department since 2020. Recently she has attained various achievements in the counseling profession. Gilstrap, LCCE clinical supervisor, published an article "Treating Mood Disorders and Suicidality in Children: Enhancing Protective Factors Through Play"  in the Sept 22 issue of Play Therapy Magazine.

She was selected as Board Member for Wellness Project New Orleans, a mental health and wellness worker-directed nonprofit and collective in New Orleans.

Becky Eldredge, MPS, recently launched Ignatian Ministries with her friend Kathy Powell and their team. Growing out of their on-demand retreats, the goal of Ignatian Ministries is "accompaniment, walking together and equipping people with the Ignatian tools to renew the heart of the church, its people." It offers community virtual retreats, professional development opportunities, live in-person retreats, and self-paced retreats. Learn more»

Dr. Karen Macey-Stewart published a paper, K. V., & Louie, K. (2023) Using an invidual pain manamgnet plan for African American adults with sickle cell disease in the Journal of the American Assoication of Nurse Practitioners


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Congratulations to our recent Youngstown LIMEX graduates and their facilitator Terry Murphy! At the College of Nursing and Health Awards Ceremony in May, the Youngstown LIMEX learning group received the Loyola Institute for Ministry Kairos Award, given collectively to a LIM or LIM extension class that has demonstrated LIM's core values of  academic excellence and collaboration for ministry.


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