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.
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.
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.
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.