The Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) is piloting its courses in Spanish at the certificate level to address the pastoral needs of Spanish-speaking Catholics in areas — nationally and internationally — that have little access to such graduate-level programming. LIM undertakes this project in response to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry, which calls for “leadership formation adapted to the Hispanic culture in the United States that will help people to live and promote a style of Church that will be the leaven of the Kingdom of God in society."
A Continuing Education Certificate in Theology and Ministry may be awarded to students who have completed a total of 18 CEUs of study at the Institute for Ministry. Transfer credits from other institutions are not accepted. The certificate consists of 6 theological core courses (18 CEUs), each of which includes a program in spiritual formation in which students pray the graces of St. Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises. This curriculum for Spanish-speaking adults addresses the sociocultural contexts of their ministry, the personal context of their own faith development and spirituality, and the institutional context of the ministry sites in which they work. As with all LIM programming, this one is Ignatian, practical, and affordable.
Please contact LIM Director Dr. Tom Ryan with any questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org.