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Alumna Lorraine Hess (MPS 2018) presented a workshop titled “Eucharistic Adoration: A Communal Invitation to Mission” with Fr. Rick Hilgartner at the 2018 convention of the National Association of Pastoral Ministers. A podcast of the presentation is now available. In it, Lorraine and Fr. Rick offer suggestions regarding how worshiping communities might enhance their members’ experience of Adoration. 

Alloys Nyakundi came from Kenya to study at the Institute for Ministry in New Orleans because of his passion for leading and promoting Youth Small Christian Communities, or YSCCs. At Kenyatta University in Nairobi, he gained valuable insight into the needs of East African youth and how they can be met through YSCCs. In a recent trio of publications, he shares that insight as it has been informed by his experiences and his studies. 

Dr. Tom Ryan is a featured guest columnist in The Clarion Herald, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. In "A Catholic Response to Disturbing Climate Report," Dr. Ryan considers the findings detailed by the United Nations's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and how Catholics can respond to the challenges we face.
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Rev. Ayo Efodigbue, MSP, PhD, has just published a book Charisms for Ministry: An Exploration of How the Manifest Charisms in the Early Church Can Be Recovered and Restored for Ministry in the Catholic Church Today (Xulon Press, 2018). Father Ayo is a LIM alumnus (MPS '12); during his studies at LIM, he developed his focus on charism in his coursework. 

Tricia Vowels, MPS '15 of the Diocese of Lubbock, recently presented a workshop at the National Diaconate Congress in New Orleans entitled "Discernment, Synergy, and Community: Supporting the Ministry of the Deacon’s Wife," a topic she developed in the final course of her Loyola studies.   

LIM Assistant Professor of Religious Education Dr. Tracey Lamont was recently interviewed by Beth Donze of the Clarion Herald, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, for an article entitled "Parishes' Young Adult Ministries Must be Focused to be Effective."  

LIM graduate Doug Triche has accepted the position of President/Principal at Pope John Paul II High School in Slidell, LA and will start on July 1.  Doug graduated with a Master of Religious Education and is well known nationally for his work in "religious education across curriculum."

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 »

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.

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