New Orleans, Louisiana
Follow the Call
The Catholic Church considers the call of all the baptized to ministry “a cause for rejoicing.“ At the Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM), we agree.
Our programs are affordable and take seriously the hopes and experience you bring to your studies. We promote a broad vision of ministry, which holds that it is practiced in explicitly ecclesial contexts–in churches, schools and dioceses–and beyond wherever people of faith live and work.
We teach a method called “practical theology.” Built on the best in biblical and theological scholarship, it seeks to discern implications for the individual, Church and world. It fosters personal, spiritual, and professional growth while you’re here–and after you graduate.
The Loyola Institute for Ministry at Loyola University New Orleans, a Catholic and Jesuit institution, educates, prepares, and empowers diverse learners through the method of practical theology so that they may serve their faith communities and the world. We do this by offering contextualized educational and spiritual formation opportunities in the forms of graduate and undergraduate studies and continuing education programs.
Responsive to the signs of the times and rooted in a Christian vision of God’s graciousness to all creation, the Loyola Institute for Ministry inspires personal and social transformation by providing innovative and dynamic theological education.
Responsive to Jesus’ call to “Do as I have done”
Guided by Jesuit values, Ignatian Spirituality
Diversity & Equity
Committed to centering diverse voices and experiences
Attentive to robust, practical, theological studies
Designed around a flexible, contextualized approach to adult education
Committed to advancing the common good as people of faith
Transformative Dialogue in Community
Grounded in transformative learning theory fostering community among students, faculty, and staff
Solidarity with Creation
Blessed by, standing with, and advocating for the natural world