Inspired by the 2005 U.S. Catholic Bishops’ statement entitled Co-Worker’s in the Vineyard that speaks of the call of lay people to ministry in the Church as “a cause for rejoicing,” the Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) of Loyola University New Orleans offers programs that are Ignatian, practical, and affordable. That is, the graces of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, are woven through LIM programming. Our students gain a firm theological foundation, but they don’t stop there. We also invite them to ask the “So what?” question. So, what does this mean for my life, my faith, the Church, the world? Finally, because of Loyola’s and the Jesuit’s commitment to ministry education, we are able to offer our programming at reduced tuition rates.
Begun in 1968 as part of Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, the Institute moved to Loyola in 1978 and began to offer its programs around the country and around the world through its extension (LIMEX) model in 1983. LIM began to offer online courses in 2000 and its degree fully online in 2010. Throughout its history, it has read the signs of times and responded to them faithfully.
There are two ways to participate in LIM programming, whether on campus, online or on site (extension):
The programs are designed to provide in-depth information and reflection for a variety of ministerial roles, including:
Welcome to the Loyola Institute for Ministry. We hope you consider joining the thousands of graduates around the country and around the world in this transformative educational opportunity.