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Adult Spirituality and Faith Formation Program

Rooted in our Catholic faith and guided by our Ignatian tradition, the Adult Spirituality and Faith Formation Program seeks to provide opportunities for adults to grow deeper in their relationship with God through education, meaningful prayer and fellowship.
 
"Like St. Ignatius, we are pilgrims on a journey. We never fully arrive at our destination in this life, for daily God is inviting us into a deeper and deeper relationship. Let us be attentive to God's invitations, attentive to the ways the spirit is at work in our lives, and walk confidently together as a community on this journey of faith."
–Douglas Gleber

For more information, please contact

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    Mr. Douglas Gleber 

    Faculty Chaplain
    (847) 920-2538

Upcoming Opportunities

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  • Community Book Club

    November 2, 9 and 16
    7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Online Zoom Event

    Over the past thirty years, Gregory Boyle, SJ, has transformed thousands of lives through his work as the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest and most successful gang-intervention program in the world. In a community struggling to overcome systemic poverty and violence, The Whole Language shows how those at Homeboy Industries fight despair and remain generous, hopeful and tender. Boyle's moving stories challenge our ideas about God and about people, providing a window into a world filled with fellowship, compassion and fewer barriers. Bursting with encouragement, humor and hope, The Whole Language invites us to treat others—and ourselves—with acceptance and tenderness.

    Our discussion will be led by Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mrs. Sarah Bennett and Director of Adult Faith Formation Mr. Douglas Gleber.

    This virtual event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

    The Whole Language
    is available from a local book store, The Book Stall—order your copy today.

    Note, if your book order does not arrive before November 2, please contact Douglas Gleber at dgleber@loy.org for an advanced copy of the introduction and first chapter.
  • Advent Evening of Reflection: Opening Our Hearts to Christ

    Wednesday, December 1
    6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    In Person, On Campus

    "She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7

    Imagine your heart is an inn. It is made for love. It is built for hospitality, for welcome. Yet, it always seems crowded. So much competes for your time and attention. It often feels like there just isn't room for one more thing...one more person. Then Joseph and Mary—strangers—come knocking. Do you open the door? How do you greet them? Do you let them in?

    Join Mr. Douglas Gleber, Director of Adult Faith Formation and Mrs. Sarah Bennett, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Loyola Chapel for an evening of prayer, reflection and conversation. We will explore how this Advent season invites us to make room for Christ in our hearts and how it invites us to see all things new in Christ. Our prayer and conversation will be followed by a wine and cheese social.

    This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.
  • An Introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: A Retreat in Daily Life

    A Six-Week Program 
    Wednesdays beginning October 6
    7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

    During these challenging days, we invite our parents, alums and graduate parents to make time for prayer and community. This six week program is a wonderful opportunity to establish or renew your prayer life, to meet people struggling with some of the same things you might be struggling with, to learn more about Ignatian spirituality and prayer, and to grow in your relationship with God. Using the Zoom platform we will meet once a week for meaningful prayer, reflection and small group conversation.

    Space is limited and registration is required (a Zoom link will be emailed once registration is received).
  • Midweek Examen

    Wednesday Afternoons
    September 1 through December 15
    3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    Parents, graduate parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Loyola are invited to take advantage of this forced pause in the middle of the week. We will look back on the week—rummaging through the "stuff" of our lives—to explore how and where God has been present. No conversation or sharing—just 15 minutes of quiet reflection in the company of others.

    Registration is not required. Join via Zoom.

    Please note, we will not meet on November 24.
  • Morning Coffee and Prayer

    Friday Mornings 
    September 3 through December 17
    8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
     
    Invite God into your day over a cup of coffee. Parents, graduate parents, alumni and friends of Loyola are welcome to join us on Friday mornings for meaningful prayer, reflection and faith sharing. The Gospel story for the upcoming Sunday will serve as a guide for our prayer. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, renew your prayer life and grow in your relationship with God. Come as you are! Come when you can!

    Registration is not required. Join via Zoom.

    Please note, we will not meet on November 26.
  • Food for Thought

    A weekly email sent every Sunday which contains a short reflection, prayer or quote, as well as a question or two on which to reflect during the week.

    Please complete this form to receive the email.

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