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What are you called to?

Vocation is "where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." Where is that for you? In learning more about faith? Drawing closer to God? Making a difference in the Church and the world?

LIM can help you discern your vocation. In addition, our affordable courses are grounded in the best in Catholic theology, inspired by Pope Francis's commitment to creation and justice, and animated by Ignatian spirituality. They are transformative and practical. Dynamic on-campus and online learning communities make your studies come alive.

As you respond to God's call, you will have the chance to focus your studies in an area of specialization, such as Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Religion and Ecology, Religious Education, Spirituality, Digital Culture and Ministry, and more.

Our programs equip you for jobs in chaplaincy, teaching, or church and non-profit work. On their own or as part of dual degrees with Business, Counseling, or Criminal Justice, they can help you see work in any field as a ministry and so help you live out your baptismal call to Christian action that offers hope and healing to a world in such need today.

  • Applications are accepted year-round for enrollment in Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Application deadlines are August 1, January 1, May 1.

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Click on the video below to hear testimonials from our graduates on what a difference a LIM education can make!


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Upcoming Events

Faculty Success

LIM Director Speaks at Leadership Roundtable Summit

Dr. Tracey Lamont was a featured speaker at the Leadership Roundtable's 2024 Catholic Partnership Summit held February 28–March 1, 2024 in Arlington, VA. This year's theme was "Expanding the Tent: Young Adult Leadership and Co-Responsibility in the Catholic Church." Dr. Lamont particpated in Session 3, "The Church We Want to Be: An Authentic Place for All to Belong." This session delved into belonging and trust concerns, as well as how the Church can ensure the leadership tables of its parishes, communities, and ministries are spaces where all young adults truly belong.

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Student Success

Alumna Skya Abbate Publishes Article on Welcoming Children in Sacramental Marital Discipleship in National Journal

Skya Abbate, DBe (Loyola, Chicago 2020), DOM (1984), earned her Master's and Post-Master's in Pastoral Studies at the Loyola Institute for Ministry. The Linacre Quarterly, the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association, recently published her article, "Reimagining the Discipleship of Marriage Through the Lens of Mark: A Theological Reflection for Bioethical Decision-Making on Contraception in Catholic Healthcare and Marital Life." Skya told emeriti professor Barbara Fleischer that the article had its genesis in a paper written for her first class at LIM, which Dr.

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¡Aceptando Solicitudes!

¡Únete al próximo grupo de habla española en el Instituto Loyola para el Ministerio (LIM) y descubre una nueva oportunidad de crecimiento en tu fe y liderazgo! Solicitudes deben presentarse antes del 6 de mayo. Haga clic en la imagen de arriba para inscribirse en una sesión de información para obtener más información sobre el programa. / Join our next Spanish-speaking cohort at the Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) and discover a new opportunity to grow in your faith and leadership!

Behold, Believe, Become

On April 22 at 7 pm CT, join us in Ignatius Chapel or online for a conversation with Timothy P. O'Malley who will discuss his new book, Behold, Believe, Become: Meeting the Hidden Christ in Things We See, Say, and Do at Mass. If you plan to attend online, please click the image above to register.