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Spirit in Action


“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~ Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, S.J.

Since justice is a virtue central to Christian life and because it is a particular emphasis of Ignatian spirituality, Loyola is committed to sensitizing its members to local and global issues of justice. No student should graduate from the school without an awareness of the issues that face our society and our world. Loyola students should understand and be committed to the challenge of using their "talents and energies to address these problems in a Christian way."

The value of service and the promotion of justice should not be understood solely in an academic manner. Prior to graduation, all students at Loyola participate in some form of a supervised service program, to help them discover experientially, the human and religious significance of Christian service. Seeking to become part of the Loyola community as a student, parent, faculty or staff member, implies a commitment to explore, uphold and promote the moral and religious values that are an essential part of Loyola's identity.

“From the days to Francis Xavier and Matteo Ricci to the time of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the present, Jesuits have recognised the necessity of engaging cultures in their service of faith." ~ Peter-Hans Kolvenback, S.J., Father General