Our Ignatian Heritage
St. Ignatius of Loyola encouraged his followers to seek God in all things, to serve those in need, and to become people for others. His mission can be seen in everything we do at Loyola—through students, faculty, staff, and our alumni. Every November, we explore this legacy and celebrate what Loyolans are doing throughout the year to live out St. Ignatius's call to serve others. While many universities and nonprofits work for social justice, we do so because of our faith and Ignatian identity, motivated by "a faith that does justice."
During Ignatian Heritage Month, the Loyola community comes together to reflect and act on the Jesuit mission of service. This year, people across the University will gather in focus groups to begin a Mission Priority Examen. Groups at each of the Chicagoland campuses will discuss the ways in which Loyola is fulfilling its mission as a Jesuit, Catholic university and how it can continue to improve in areas such as academics, service, campus culture, and commitment to the Catholic Church. Additional discussions, presentations, and events for Ignatian Heritage Month will be held throughout the month. Learn more
“We need to be fearless. We must heed the restless inclination to do more in the service of faith and the promotion of justice.”Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, President of Loyola University Chicago