Inaugural Class of Bowman Scholars Gather for Family Retreat
The inaugural class of Loyola Academy’s Bowman Scholars gathered for a retreat on Saturday, June 19. The day was a wonderful welcome for the incoming scholars and their families who had the opportunity to spend time on campus and meet their fellow classmates before beginning classes in the fall.
Rambler Alumni among 2021 Midwest Jesuit Ordinands
We congratulate two Loyola Academy alumni who were ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, June 12, at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fr. Thomas A. Bambrick, SJ, ’99 will serve as director of Jesuit mission and identity at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Twin Cities. Fr. Hung T. Nguyen, SJ, ’06 will be missioned to serve as parochial vicar at Sacred Heart Parish in El Paso, Texas. Also ordained were Frs. Aaron Malnick, SJ, and Jeffrey Sullivan, SJ, who both completed their regencies teaching Theology at Loyola. Our continued prayers are with Thomas, Hung, Aaron and Jeffrey as they begin this next chapter.
The Turf Initiative: Enhancing the Loyola Academy Athletic Experience
Beginning August 2021, Loyola Academy will move ahead with plans to replace two synthetic turf athletic fields at the Theodore G. Munz, SJ, Campus, a 60-acre site in Glenview that is home to the school’s practice and competition fields in soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, baseball, softball, and cross country. The project is part of the larger Turf and Athletic Enhancement Initiative, an endeavor that began in 2020 with a $1.3M goal to update a total of three athletic fields: one on the school’s main campus in Wilmette and two at the Munz Campus in Glenview.
Theology Students Collaborate with Boston College on Virtual Pilgrimage App
During the second semester, twenty one students representing all four graduating classes, along with eleven faculty and staff members, collaborated on content to enhance an Ignatian spirituality app sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies (IAJS) at Boston College. This virtual pilgrimage app, Journey with Ignatius, connects a community of pilgrims and follows the footsteps of Ignatius from his years as a young page in Arevalo, Spain, to his final days as Superior General of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Italy.