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Loyola Institute for Ministry

Make A Difference in the Church and World

At the Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM), we offer graduate degrees and certificates that are transformative and affordable. Our goal is to promote our students’ passionate commitment to ministry both in the classroom and outside of it, and we  believe our best shot is in the combination of theology and spirituality and a focus on practical implications.

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We take your future seriously, and we have a broad vision of ministry. We offer degrees that will help you reach your goals and advance your career, whether you work in a Catholic setting--in a church, school or diocese--or beyond.

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Study Options

We believe in flexible higher education that suits the needs of adult learners, and we offer a variety of programs designed to meet you where you are:


We offer many valueable resources that will support your coursework. Here are just a few:

Faculty Success

The Berry Project Honoring the Work of Thomas Berry, C.P. at Loyola and the Legacy of LIM Professor Kathleen O'Gorman

Because of her interaction with Passionist “Ecologian” Fr. Thomas Berry beginning in the early 1990s, LIM Professor Emerita Kathleen O’Gorman was a forerunner in highlighting the centrality of creation for practical theology, pastoral studies, and religious education.  To honor his work at Loyola and her legacy in the Loyola Institute for Ministry, we have developed the Berry Project.  For more information about the Berry Project, see

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Student Success

LIM Student Announces CD Release Concert

Loyola Institute for Ministry Student Lorraine Hess will hold a CD release concert on Saturday December 2 at 7:30 PM in Nunemaker Auditorium in Loyola's Monroe Hall.  Her CD Glorify Him is being released by World Library Publications (WLP), which will also live-stream the concert.  The show is free and open to the public, no RSVP necessary.  Free parking is available in West Road Garage.  For more information, call 504-865-3728.  For a poster, click here.

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Join Us for Advent Webinar!

Becky Eldredge, a LIMEX grad and author of Busy Lives, Restless Souls (Loyola Press) will offer a free webinar entitled "Advent: Anticipating Encounter, Awaiting Accompaniment.” 8PM CST, November 29.

On-Campus Open House!

Open House, Saturday November 11, 9-11AM. Visit our lovely campus, enjoy brunch, & learn about our degrees in pastoral studies and religious education. More info: RSVP: or call 504-865-3399.