Lenten Series 2016

The Year of Mercy - The Spirituality of Pope Francis 

Each year for the season of Lent, alumni are invited back to campus to share together in the spirit of the season. The theme for the 2016 Lenten Series is the Year of Mercy and the Spirituality of Pope Francis.

All events take place at 7:00p.m. Please check the location for each event below. The events are free and open to the public.

2016 Schedule of Lenten Events: 

Monday, February 15:
Alumni are invited to start the Lenten season with the Loyola community from 7:30a.m. - 8:30a.m., the first Monday morning of Lent, for a Lenten Prayer Breakfast held in the Audubon Room of the Danna Student Center. The buffet breakfast will feature a Lenten homily by Ansel Augustine '00, M.P.S '02, the Director of the Office of Black Catholic Ministries and Loyola New Orleans alumnus.  This event is hosted by the University Chaplain. Please register to attend online, there is no cost to attend.

Week 1: Wednesday, February 17  
"Joy of the Gospel"   By Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J., Director, Jesuit Social Research Institute
Ignatius Chapel/ Bobet Hall

Week 2: Wednesday, February 24  
"Living Mercy: The Path of Pope Francis”  By Fr. Jeremy Zipple, SJ, Executive Editor, America Films
Nunemaker Auditorium/  Monroe Hall

Week 3: Wednesday, March 2
“Pope Francis's Spirituality of Encounter”  By Thomas Ryan, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Loyola Institute for Ministry.   
Ignatius Chapel/ Bobet Hall

Week 4: Wednesday, March 9
Movie: “The Francis Effect”:  A critical and in-depth look at how the Church is rapidly changing under the leadership and vision of Pope Francis.
Monroe Hall 610

Week 5: Wednesday, March 16
“Pope Francis and Ignatius” By Fr. Ted Dziak, S.J., University Chaplain
Ignatius Chapel/ Bobet Hall

The Lenten Series is co-sponsored by the University Chaplain and the Loyola Alumni Association. 

Lenten Retreat in Daily Life
Live locally and looking for a more in-depth experience this Lent? Click here to register for the on-campus retreat open to all members of the Loyola community. You will be automatically subscribed to receive emailed daily reflections. The on-campus Retreat in Daily Life will include daily prayer, spiritual direction and opening and closing gatherings.

Alumni outside of New Orleans are invited to participate in the online Lenten Retreat in Daily Life. Subscribe to receive daily reflections via email.