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Office of Mission and Identity

Creating a more just and humane world

The Office of Mission & Identity at Loyola University New Orleans fosters the Jesuit and Catholic mission and identity of the institution. In partnership with university administration, students, faculty, and staff the Office of Mission & Identity promotes a vision and culture which follows the values of the Ignatian Tradition.

Embracing our common human dignity created in God's image and likeness, we foster a greater respect for the truth, goodness and grace to be found in a diversity of faith traditions and people of every culture, race, language and economic status.

The Ignatian Year

Beginning May 20th, 2021 we enter the “Ignatian Year,” marking 500 years from when Ignatius of Loyola was struck by a cannonball (rather a dramatic way for God to get your attention.) That experience transformed his life from soldier to pilgrim, the saint whose vision inspires everything we do for our students.  This Ignatian Year is all the more reason for us at Loyola to take time to build our own community, to reflect and to celebrate our Jesuit Catholic identity.

Learn More About The Ignatian Year Here

Loyola Faculty & Staff Retreats


The Busy Loyolan Retreat: October 10-12 in Bay St. Louis, MS. A two-day retreat using the framework of the Ignatian Examen exploring the gifts and graces of the year at a deeper level. Space is limited. First come, first served. New participants will be prioritized. 

Please register for the Busy Loyolan Retreat using this Google Form.

The deadline to register is Friday, September 23rd

Retreats are open to Loyolans from all faith backgrounds and available at no cost due to the sponsorship of generous Loyola benefactors. The two-day spiritual retreat benefit may be applied to these retreats with the approval of your supervisor.

Mission Integration Grants (MIGS)

The Office of Mission & Identity and the Center for Teaching, Research, & Learning are pleased to announce funding available for Mission Integration Grants. Follow the link below for more information about submitting an application.

Building Community

Use the following resources to learn more about our mission, community, and engagement.

Our University Mission

Meet the Jesuit Community

Ignatian Colleagues Program

Student Life & Ministry

Strengthening Mission

We strive to constantly reflect upon and improve our mission and identity as a Jesuit Catholic institution.  

Mission Priority Examen Website 

Grounding Tradition

Learn more about the history of the Ignatian Tradition.

Ignatian Spirituality

Connect with us

Whether you're seeking involvement or answers to a question, we'd love to hear from you.


Tom Ryan, Ph.D.
Interim Vice-President for Mission & Identity
(504) 865-2327

(504) 865-2069


Jessica Brasseur
Executive Assistant, Mission & Identity
(504) 865-2304