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The Loyola Institute for Ministry at Loyola University New Orleans, a Catholic and Jesuit institution, educates, prepares, and empowers diverse learners through the method of practical theology so that they may serve their faith communities and the world. We do this by offering contextualized educational and spiritual formation opportunities in the forms of graduate and undergraduate studies and continuing education programs.


Responsive to the signs of the times and rooted in a Christian vision of God’s graciousness to all creation, the Loyola Institute for Ministry inspires personal and social transformation by providing innovative and dynamic theological education.


Gospel Values

Responsive to Jesus’ call to "Do as I have done"

Ignatian Pedagogy

Guided by Jesuit values, Ignatian Spirituality

Diversity & Equity

Committed to centering diverse voices and experiences

Academic Excellence

Attentive to robust, practical, theological studies

Adult Education

Designed around a flexible, contextualized approach to adult education

Compassionate Justice

Committed to advancing the common good as people of faith

Transformative Dialogue in Community

Grounded in transformative learning theory fostering community among students, faculty, and staff

Solidarity with Creation

Blessed by, standing with, and advocating for the natural world