Loyola University New Orleans is pleased to announce the award in April 2022 of a $1.5 million-dollar grant to support the development of a new project, “F.I.E.L.D.: Faithful Innovation through Encountering, Listening, and Discerning: Practicing Synodality in Ministry with Young Adults.” LIM faculty member Tracey Lamont (pictured center) is the project director, who will develop LIM to become an innovation hub that educates and supports parish ministry teams to create innovative ministries with young adults and become more synodal, co-responsible communities of faith.
In March 2022, Global Sisters Report published alumna Jean Martinez's article "At a Nursing Home, I Find Hopeful Ministry in a Time of Change." In it, she shares her emotional and spiritual journey ushered in by the Covid-19 epidemic as she adapted her ministry of pastoral care to the residents at the Chateau de Notre Dame, a nursing home and apartments in the New Orleans area. Read the article»
Since January 2022, Louise Locke, MPS, has been serving in Bolivia as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner. She completed her training and in a Sending Ceremony in Dec. 2021 was sent into mission. Louise most recently worked as a pastoral associate for a parish serving a large retirement community and faced a tough discernment related to her call to be a lay missionary. In the end, she said, “I very much feel that God is inviting me into this experience.
LIM alumnus Mr. Grant Tregre, MPS, reflects on his experience of being a Black Catholic man and on the implications of that experience for social justice ministry in the Archdiocese of New Orleans' video series Sankofa Sages: Stories of the Black Catholic Experience, created for Black History Month 2022. Through his ministry at St. Joseph the Worker Church, Grant lives out his belief that one must act on one's Christianity. To watch the video GO»
Dr. Tracey Lamont is passionate about the powerful effects deep communication can have on individuals and organizations, and she is equally committed to the importance of effective ministry with young adults. These two areas of concern come together in her OSV Talk “Building a Church That Listens,” published online in February 2022. To watch GO»
Alumna Skya Abbate has committed herself to lifelong learning and achivement. In May 2020, she earned a Doctorate Degree in Bioethics from Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Healthcare Leadership at Loyola University Chicago. She has also recently published articles in diverse journals.
LIM graduate and adjunct faculty member Deborah Wilhelm, D.Min., is featured on Catholic Women Preach, a project whose aim is to share thoughtful, theologically grounded, and accessible preaching by women who are responding to Pope Francis' call for the baptized to be more engaged in the Church's preaching mission. View the video GO»
On January 14, 2022, Professor Tracey Lamont delivered the inagural presentation in Cabrini University's spring 2022 lecture series, Shoulder to Shoulder. Her presentation, titled "Mission Integration in a Pluralistic World," was half-day workshop for faculty and staff. Its focus was on how the faculty and staff can celebrate and integrate Catholic identity, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university’s activities.
Guilherme Lopes, MPS, has served as the Director of Campus Ministry at Cabrini University since October 2021. For the spring 2022 semester, he created a Catholic Lecture Series. Each speaker will use Campus Ministry’s theme, Shoulder to Shoulder, as their foundation for their presentations. Remaining dates in the series are February 9, March 9, and April 6. Learn more about the series »
Austin Suggs, host of Gospel Simplicity, welcomed LIM Director Tom Ryan to discuss the ways Medieval thinkers approached Scripture. The discussion, titled "How Aquinas and Medieval Theologians Read Scripture," can be viewed on YouTube.