Welcome to the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin. We are a small, student-friendly department offering postgraduate programmes both taught and by research in Theology in the Catholic tradition.
Launch of School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies Strategic Plan 2023-28Prof. Siobhán Garrigan pictured here with Loyola Institute Board Chair, Fr Tom Layden SJ, at the launch of the School‘s Strategic Plan 2023-28. Attendees included Trinity College Provost, Prof. Linda Doyle, Vice-Provost, Prof. Orla Sheils and the Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Gail McElroy. The plan included submissions from the Director of the Loyola Institute, Prof. Michael KIrwan and is the fruition of several months of in-depth consultation. It provides a vision for the School to further unite, flourish, and mature in the years ahead.
European Society of Catholic TheologyFáinche Ryan, who is President of the Irish branch of the European Society of Catholic Theology, was a member of the group who visited Rome recently for meetings with the various dicastries of the Roman Curia. Among others the group met with the dicastry of Education and Culture, for the Doctrine of the Faith, and the Dicastery for Evangelization. Pictured here are the group with the Pro-Prefect Msgr. Fisichella, center, with Prof. Margit Eckholt, European President of the Association.
Symposium: A Servant Church on the Synodal WayVideo‘s from the Public symposium which took place in the Loyola Institute on 14-15 April 2023. It gathered reflections upon the theme of women and ministerial service in the Roman Catholic Church, in the light of the synodal process. It provided an update on the current discussion regarding women deacons, and its relevance to the needs of a changing Church in Ireland and in Europe. Speakers included Dr Phyllis Zagano, Dr Bernard Pottier SJ, Prof. Jessie Rogers, Prof. Margit Eckholt, Prof. Judith Gruber, Julieann Moran, Gerry O‘Hanlon SJ. Click here for Vidoe‘s.
Spring Newsletter of the Loyola Institute 2022-23.In our Newsletter you will find reports of our events over the last six months, along with information about the activities of our staff and students. We would like to draw your attention to the public events which are planned for April and May 2023. For more information please see the attached.