Evensong, or evening prayer, takes place every Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Chapel. It provides the community with an opportunity to come together in song and prayer. Each week a member from the Loyola community gives a reflection about their own faith or spiritual journey. Free pizza always follows in Cohn Hall 133 for fellowship and conversation.
For over 20 years, Evening Prayer has been a tradition here at Loyola University Maryland. Open to all Christian communities, Evensong is a gathering where we give thanks to God for all of the blessings of our day through song a prayer. The earliest tradition has its origin in the early Anglican Church, where evening prayer would begin with a hymn of praise and lighting of lamps as darkness fell. Prayers of intercession and the offering of incense are central elements in the Evensong service. As the day ends, we lift up to God the needs and sorrows of the world. Together, let us be mindful of all the gifts and blessings God has given us this day and this week.
Evensong Reflections (2013 - 2014 Academic Year)
Below you can find recordings of the reflections given at Evensong, to share with family and friends who may not have been present that evening.
Jonathan Pennacchia '14
Jason Wolfe '14 - Pilgrimage of Slowing Down
Jennifer Cisternas '14 - Finding Family through Project Mexico
Lauren O'Brien '14 - Unconditional Love
Ryan Glass '16 - The Sublime
Kerry Rogers '14 - Live in the Dirt
Emily Kane '14 - Trusting in God's Plan
Mona Poblete '16 - Feeling the Love in Jamaica
Emily Bruce '17 - Reflection on the Ignation Family Teach-in
Paul Lozowicki '16 - Answering the Call
Kaitlyn Hammel '14
Jake Blicharz '12 - Building Your Puzzle
Sydney Groll '16 - Face of Christ
Emily Neidle '15 - True Richness in Faith
Tommy O'Donnell '15 - (We Are) God's People: From Loyola to York Road
Briana Ciccarino '15 - Humane Immigration Reform: Reflections on Project Mexico
Christin Campbell '14 - God's Visions, Our Voices: Reflections on My Time in Ghana