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Alumna Louise Locke has dedicated her career to serving others. Holding dual Master's degrees in Pastoral Studies and Counseling, Louise currently ministers as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in Bolivia. She recently shared her experiences as a missionary on the Go Forth podcast, reflecting on Matthew 10:39 ("Whoever finds his life will lose it, whoever loses his life will find it.") and giving witness to her faith. Listen to the podcast here.

Loyola University New Orleans has received a $1.25 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support a project with the Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM), in partnership with the National Community of Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) entitled “Becoming a Missionary Synodal Parish Community.”

LIM Professor Tom Ryan collaborated with LIM adjunct faculty Deborah Wilhelm and Gilberto Ruiz of Saint Anselm College to co-author GIA Publications' Living the Word: Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days for Year B, starting on the First Sunday of Advent on December 3, 2023.

In September 2023, LIM Director Tracey Lamont traveled to the Archdiocese of Louisville to give a talk to alumni of the LIM extension program. In her keynote address at the Archdiocese of Louisville’s annual Faith Formation Celebration, she explored the relationship between synodality, listening, and revitalizing faith formation.

Read an article about Dr. Lamont's address and visit in The Record, the Archdiocesan newspaper.

The Archdiocese of Louisville celebrated its most recent group of students in the LIM Extension Program who earned their Certificate in Theology and Ministry. 

Pictured in the photo (l-r) are LIM liaison and facilitator Art Turner, Dawn Hueglin, LIM director Tracey Lamont, Kathy Holderbaum, Paula Silliman, Tim Tallent, Beth Freeman, Lynn McDaniel. Doug Wolz was unable to attend.

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.

Read the article GO»

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.

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.

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.

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»


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