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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, 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

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 21st.

The Busy Loyolan Retreat: June 23-25 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. 

Sign up here

The Little Lobos Creation Retreat: June 2nd at Loyola & Audubon Park. This half day (morning) community-building family retreat will use the framework of Finding God in All Things to engage creation on and near campus.  And the adults will learn that joy anew, watching the little ones marvel at nature.

Sign up here

The Jesuit Colleagues Retreat: July 17-23 at any one of the five Jesuit Central Southern Province Retreat Houses, including Manresa in Convent, Louisiana. The five-day silent retreat will use the framework of the Spiritual Exercises. 

Sign up here

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.


Fr. Justin Daffron, S.J.
Vice-President for Mission & Ministry
(504) 865-2327


Jessica Brasseur
Administrative Assistant, Mission & Ministry
(504) 865-2304