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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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  • What is Catholicism?

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    9:00 to 10:15 a.m. or 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.

    The principles of sacramentality, mediation, and communion animate the life of the Catholic Church. In short, Catholics believe the world is essentially good, that God is truly present and active in our world, and that God reaches us through the communities in which we live. Catholicism's understanding and practical commitment to these principles distinguishes it from other Christian Churches. Whether you are Catholic or non-Catholic, new to Loyola Academy or have been with us for years, join us on for this virtual event to learn more about these dynamic principles. We will host a morning session and an evening session.
  • Ignatius: Soldier, Pilgrim, Saint

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    9:00 to 10:15 a.m. or 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.

    Born in 1491 into a noble Basque family and raised to be a soldier and courtier, Ignatius' life took a dramatic turn when he was wounded in the battle of Pamplona. Convalescing in his family's castle, time and circumstance saw God stir up something new in Ignatius. He found himself drawn away from the romantic ideas of chivalry and knighthood and dreaming of a life spent in the service of God. Join us for this virtual event to learn more about this soldier, pilgrim and saint. We will explore his vision of life, work and love and examine how this vision might assist us in ordering and shaping our own lives.
  • Do You Speak Ignatian?

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020
    9:00 to 10:15 a.m. or 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.

    Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam. Cura Personalis. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Magis. Finding God in All Things.
    The Society of Jesus has its own language, a language that animates everything we do at Loyola Academy. Join us for this virtual event as we explore common words and phrases—the unique jargon—of the Society of Jesus and Jesuit institutions. 
  • The Examen: Rummaging for God

    Tuesday, October 13
    9:00 to 10:15 a.m. or 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.

    The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God's presence and discern his direction for us. It teaches us how to find God in the context of our day—in the frustrations and sorrows of our day, as well as in the challenges and joys. Join us virtually to learn more about the Examen and how to make part of your day. 
  • Intro to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: A Retreat in Daily Life

    A Six-Week Program
    Mondays beginning October 12, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
    Wednesdays beginning October 14, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

    During these challenging days, we invite our parents and graduate parents to make time for prayer and community. This six week virtual 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. We will offer a fall opportunity, as well as a winter and spring opportunity.
  • 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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