Ignatian Service

Community work is where spiritual growth and being a man for others takes concrete form. Loyola Blakefield’s Ignatian Service Program makes the concepts of love for the human family and commitment to social justice vivid and relevant. More than an add-on activity, Ignatian Service is an integral part of a Jesuit education and courses through the heart and soul of our curricula.

 

Learn to put the needs of others before your own

Ignatian Service enriches your religious faith by giving you the opportunity to respond to some of the perplexing problems and conditions of the world around you, the world that needs you. When you take responsibility for people with life experiences different from your own and faced with unfortunate circumstances, you’re introduced to the ability to think outside yourself. Taking that empathy, nurturing it and acting on it is every bit as spiritual as devoting a moment every day for reflection and prayer.

 

Year-round opportunities to be a man for others

Our service projects and senior summer service trips are available on the individual, homeroom, class and school-wide level. As a Loyola Blakefield student you’ll be expected to participate in a yearlong class project. As a senior student, you’ll commit to a yearlong individual project that begins midway through junior year. Once you complete that commitment, you’ll be required to submit a reflection paper or journal that communicates the impact of your service experience. Action followed by reflection: a theory and practice all young Dons strive to carry with them well past graduation.

 

Very active community service

Our 2012 and 2013 graduates completed a combined 22,000 service hours at over 100 service locations locally, throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Read what some of our students have to say about service at Loyola Blakefield below.