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Haciendo Caminos

haciendo caminosThe Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) is excited to be a part of Haciendo Caminos, an initiative with 18 Catholic graduate schools of theology dedicated to identifying and forming the next generation of U.S. Latino/a young adult Catholics. Through a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Haciendo Caminos partner schools support and accompany students in a way that is holistic and en conjunto.

As a Haciendo Caminos partner, LIM is committed to supporting graduate theological education for Hispanic Catholics to grow their knowledge of, and interest in, ministerial professions and to prepare them for leadership in these professions.

Become a Haciendo Caminos Fellow!

Part of the Haciendo Caminos initiative provides Fellowship grants of up to $30,000 to Hispanic Catholics to support their pursuit of graduate theological and pastoral ministries education to form pastoral leaders for parishes and communities throughout the United States.

Haciendo Caminos fellows:

  • pursue a program of graduate theological education and spiritual formation that emphasizes practical theology and the formation of community.

  • develop pastoral leadership skills to serve effectively in ministerially diverse contexts.

  • receive financial support to cover some personal expenses and participate in professional development opportunities.

  • meet other Latino/a young adult Catholic leaders from around the United States.

  • connect with local mentors and ministerial partners.

Eligibility Requirements

Priority is given to nominations for students who, full time or part-time, can complete their degrees by the end of summer 2027.

  • Hispanic or Latina/o born or reared in the U.S.

  • young adult between the ages of 18–39

  • Roman Catholic

  • admitted to the Master of Pastoral Studies or Master of Religious Education program

  • demonstrated capacity to engage in pastoral theological education and to employ that education in pastoral leadership roles, particularly within the Hispanic or Latina/o communities

  • demonstrated financial need

Currently enrolled students are eligible to receive fellowship support.

Application Process

To be nominated for a Haciendo Caminos Fellowship, a person must be admitted into LIM’s Master of Pastoral Studies or Master of Religious Education degree program and must complete the Fellowship application form. LIM will then nominate the candidate to the national Haciendo Caminos steering committee Once the nomination is received, the Haciendo Caminos steering committee evaluates the nomination and the program director communicates a decision within 2-3 weeks.

If a Fellowship is awarded, Loyola University New Orleans will establish the student's payout schedule for a given year and will communicate how the recipient must account for the use of fellowship funds.

To apply for a Haciendo Caminos Fellowship, please complete this form.