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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.

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:

Resources

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

Faculty Success

LIM Professor Tom Ryan publishes article on the Eucharist, laity, materiality, and spirituality in the Middle Ages

The article explores the intersection of the study of materiality, a medieval instance of the sensus fidelium in the eucharistic Feast of Corpus Christi, and the paradox that the bodily senses other than taste and touch can be a means of encounter with the divine. In doing so, the article gestures toward implications for laity, spirituality, and theology today.


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Student Success

Daphne Leong, Master of Pastoral Studies Student

"It has been an exciting journey since I embarked on the MPS program with LIM. I enjoyed the robust discussions online and the exchange of experiences with my course mates and instructors. The program is flexible, and I am able to continue my full time work as a pastoral worker in the Archdiocese of Singapore. In fact, I am able to take what I have learned in the program and apply it to the work that I am doing straight away! I have also discovered that while we may be divided by time zones, some of our pastoral issues and concerns are very similar.


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Showcase

Interfaith and Ministry

Loyola Prof. Adil Khan teaches a spring course on "Practices for a Religiously Diverse World," open to on-campus and online LIM students.

Summer Leadership Institute

Professor Tom Groome will headline this year's Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership, June 5-7, 2017