Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry


Students holding signs of support for various policy change issues


Ignatian spirituality is a spirituality for everyday life. It insists that God is present in our world and active in our lives. It is a pathway to deeper prayer, good decisions guided by keen discernment, and an active life of service to others. 


As a Jesuit university, Loyola holds Ignatian Spirituality at the core of our mission both university-wide and in Campus Ministry. Practicing the components of Ignatian Spirituality such as the Examen and Discernment encourage the Loyola community to reflect upon who they are and who they want to be in the surrounding world. Students are challenged to think deeper and explore different facets of this spirituality within the different academic schools and programs.

Programs focusing on Ignatian Spirituality:

Ignite Retreat

Examen Retreat

The Examen

Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice