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The Loyola Institute for Ministry announces a series of 100-minute mini-retreats with a creation-centered focus. They are based on videos and other materials associated with Thomas Berry, a Catholic priest of the Passionist order, cultural historian, and "eco-theologian." LIM Professor Emerita Kathleen O'Gorman  collected these materials during Thomas Berry's many visits to Loyola, and LIM graduates, faculty, and staff have developed the first retreat entitled "A Mutually-Enhancing Relationship with the Natural World." 

Retreat Outline

  • Introduction to the Retreat
  • Participant Introductions
  • Opening Prayer
  • Introduction to the Video Clips
  • Video clip #1 from “The Church in the 21st Century”
  • Silent Reflection
  • Guided Discussion
  • Video clip #2 from “The Emergent Universe”
  • Silent Reflection
  • Guided Discussion
  • Closing Prayer  

To attend the retreat at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday November 2 in the Audubon Room of  Loyola's Danna Student Center, please fill out this RSVP:

Note: Credit is available from the Archdiocese of New Orleans for Parish and School Catechetical Leaders (SCL & PCL) and school principals. Please complete the attached form and follow the Archdiocese's submission guidelines. GO» 

If you are a LIM student or graduate who would like to host the retreat outside of the New Orleans area, please contact LIM Director Tom Ryan,

Thomas Berry: Life, Work, and Legacy

Read Dr. Kathleen O'Gorman's reflections on Thomas Berry GO»

In His Own Words

Watch this video of Thomas Berry to learn more about his understanding of personal spirituality and fulfillment.


Learn about The Thomas Berry Project at the Loyola Institute for Ministry GO»