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Linda Wainright enters the St. Scholastica Benedictine Community in Duluth, MN. On February 10, 2010, Linda Wainright, a 2009 LIM graduate with a Master of Pastoral Studies degreee, entered the St. Scholastica Benedictine Community in Duluth, MN. as a postulant.

Little did I imagine that what looked like the end of a journey—earning an MPS through LIMEX—would actually turn out to be only the beginning of a still different, new journey. I already had a master’s degree in another discipline and wasn’t sure why I was undertaking yet another course of study.

Steve Doody, MPS ’09, of Baton Rouge offers some reflections on what he, as a full-time lawyer, is doing with his Master of Pastoral Studies degree from the Loyola Institute for Ministry.

Initially I began theological studies three years ago in order to increase my awareness of God. Throughout the reflective process, now so well instilled in me by Loyola, I have come to the conclusion I also desired at the beginning stages of studies to attain the joyous spirituality I saw radiating from the Dominican priests in my parish of Holy Ghost in Hammond

Graduates in Raleigh, NC, receive recognition for years of service in lay ministry. These include:

  • Veronica Archambault, 30 years, M.P.S. ‘07
  • Marion Danforth, 40 years, M.P.S. ‘93
  • Joan Rose, 10 years, M.P.S. ‘01

and two have taken LPLC courses

  • James Hynes, 10 years LPLC
  • Cathy Rusin, 20 years LPLC

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The Shrewsbury class of 2008 celebrated their graduation with a special Mass presided over by Bishop Brian on Saturday, 20 September 2008. Over 80 people, including 5 priests and a deacon, were present to witness the handing over of Masters Degrees and Certificates in Pastoral Studies and Religious Education at a beautiful occasion at St Mary’s Church in Hooton.


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