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Marion Danforth, Ed.D., has just published her memoir, Rebirthing Faith: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Resurrection (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2018), available at Amazon. Marion is a LIM alumna (MRE '93) and adjunct faculty member, active in both LIM's online and extension programs, where she has shared her expertise and wisdom with students in introductory, Religious Education, and praxis courses.  Read more »

Doctor of Nursing Practice graduate (Loyola University New Orleans, School of Nursing; 2017) Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP,  was elected as President of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in this month’s national election.  AANP represents membership of 85,000 nurse practitioners in the US and US territories. 

This year our Admissions & Clinical Coordinator as well as Adjunct Faculty, Stephanie Robinson, was interviewed by Sheba Turk on WWL. Stephanie was featured in two segments: one covered Sex Addiction warning signs and treatment while the other featured Internet Gaming warning signs and treatment. Stephanie is nationally recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in the area of Addictions. 

As President of the Louisiana Counseling Association, Dr. Christine Ebrhaim created the Leadership Development and Mentoring Institute (LDMI). The LDMI connects new counseling professionals and Counselor Educators with less than 5 years of experience as well as graduate counseling students to mentors who will work together over the course of a year to collaborate on anything the mentee finds valuable to their professional development.

Loyola Institute for Ministry Student Lorraine Hess will held a CD release concert on Saturday December 2 at Loyola's Monroe Hall.  Her CD Glorify Him is being released by World Library Publications (WLP), which live-streamed the concert.  

Because of her interaction with Passionist “Ecologian” Fr. Thomas Berry beginning in the early 1990s, LIM Professor Emerita Kathleen O’Gorman was a forerunner in highlighting the centrality of creation for practical theology, pastoral studies, and religious education.  To honor his work at Loyola and her legacy in the Loyola Institute for Ministry, we have developed the Berry Project.  For more information about the Berry Project, see http://cnh.loyno.edu/lim/thomas-berry-project.

Congratulations to LIM graduate Kathy Smith who, as a result of her studies in Religion and Ecology at LIM, is the founder and Executive Director of Baptist Creation Care Initiative!  Its mission is to offer a distinctly Baptist voice of faith, enriched by science and action, and empowered by biblical insight and a love of creation. She writes, "We strive to be a venue where Baptists of many different traditions can discuss the place of both the Bible and science in our shared understanding of God's wonderful creation.

Kathy Williams (MPS '15) was recently named Director of Communications for the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville.

Congratulations to Becky Eldredge (MPS '08 from Baton Rouge) who recently published Busy Lives and Restless Souls: How Prayer Can Help You Find the Missing Piece in Your Life (Loyola Press, 2017)!

Becky also writes a blog, speaks, and gives retreats.  For more on her, see her website: https://beckyeldredge.com

The article explores the intersection of the study of materiality, a medieval instance of the sensus fidelium in the eucharistic Feast of Corpus Christi, and the paradox that the bodily senses other than taste and touch can be a means of encounter with the divine. In doing so, the article gestures toward implications for laity, spirituality, and theology today.

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