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IVC Chicago Morning of Reflection

Join us in celebrating

Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola


supporting the transformative service of IVC Chicago!

Church of the Holy Family and St. Ignatius College Prep

1076 West Roosevelt Rd, Chicago IL  60608

Thursday, July 25, 2024 

9:00AM – 2:00PM

Mass begins at 9:30AM

Tickets: $40 per person


Each year, IVC Chicago celebrates the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola (July 31) at its Morning of Reflection, held the final Thursday of July. The Morning of Reflection features the celebration of mass, a presentation related to St. Ignatius, the Jesuits, and Ignatian Spirituality, and lunch. St. Ignatius College Prep on Roosevelt Road hosts the gathering, with mass in the Church of the Holy Family and the presentation and lunch in Tully Hall. All are invited to attend.

This year’s presentation is

Relearning Belonging: Finding God in Each Other

by  Fr. Paddy Gigler, SJ, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago.

Fr. Patrick Gilger, S.J. is assistant professor of sociology at Loyola University Chicago, an affiliate scholar at University of Southern California’s Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, and a contributing editor for culture at America Media. His scholarly writing focuses on how religious actors can help thicken the weave of our fraying public sphere and support democracy thereby. His public writing has appeared in Vox, Zocalo Public Square, La Civiltà Cattolica and Public Seminar and his 2014 edited volume The Jesuit Post was awarded first prize from the Catholic Press Association. In 2021 he won a New York Press Club Award for his essay “Litany for a Pandemic,” and in 2023 he served as the Teilhard Fellow for Loyola’s Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage. His Ph.D. is from the New School for Social Research.