Inspired by our Jesuit, Catholic tradition, we accompany the members of the Loyola Academy community on the journey to friendship with God, empowering them to live lives of prayer, reflection, service and social justice in imitation of Jesus Christ.
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Summer Service & Immersion
St. Ignatius of Loyola encouraged all people of faith to "go forth and set the world on fire" with God's love. Loyola Academy's Summer Service & Immersion program provides students an opportunity to do so, to go out into the world and share their gifts with others.
Serving diverse communities throughout the United States, these five to seven day trips allow students to encounter new perspectives, work for justice and grow in an awareness of what they have to offer others and how to share it generously.
Students participating in these trips will serve in a variety of ways, from home repair and community gardening to visiting the elderly and teaching children. They will build community with their peers throughout the week as they form relationships with those they serve. They will live simply, being present and focusing on people rather than material things. Through all of this, they will reflect through prayer and conversation on the ways the experience intersects with their faith.
Freshman retreat is a mandatory part of the first year student's experience. Students will have the opportunity to come to campus on a Sunday to learn more about themselves, God and others.
There are four opportunities for freshman students to attend this mandatory event. All retreats will have the same content. Each retreat will be limited to 150 students. Students will be able to register for his or her preferred date and time. Online registration will be available in the fall and additional information will be emailed to students and parents.
Freshmen Retreat #1: Sunday, October 15, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Freshmen Retreat #2: Sunday, October 15, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Freshmen Retreat #3: Sunday, October 29, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Freshmen Retreat #4: Sunday, October 29, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact Assistant Department Chair of Campus Ministry Kay Gregg at email@example.com or 847.920.2536 with any questions regarding freshman retreat.
Sophomore retreat is a mandatory part of the second year student's experience. Students will have an opportunity to choose from many options. Four overnight retreats will be offered, as well as multiple one day retreats. Retreat topics will vary. Additional information and registration for all sophomore retreats will be emailed to parents and students in August. Once students choose a date they will be contacted with available retreat topics from which to choose.