Saint Ignatius High School


From the history of the Church and the Jesuits, to Scripture, prayer, morality, and the life of Jesus Christ, the Theology Department helps young men understand and grow in their Catholic faith.

What I like most about teaching Theology at Saint Ignatius is the ability to share my love of Christ and His Church with my students. As I teach these young men, I have great hope in the future of our Church and our society.

Jim Brennan '85
Director of Irish Studies
Soccer Coach
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Theology is both an academic discipline and a spiritual enterprise. Through the study of theology, students are invited to a deep, vibrant, and lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ and with His Church. The Theology Department is both contemporary and appropriate in presenting and promoting the teachings, traditions and sacramental life of the Catholic Church. The unique element of service with a Catholic perspective is one of the greatest values offered through the Saint Ignatius Theology department. As a Jesuit school, Saint Ignatius alerts students to heed the cries of the poor, the helpless, and the oppressed; prepares students to be respectful of others and of opposing views; and prepares students for subsequent leadership in building the Kingdom of God.  Following the motto of the Jesuits, "To the greater glory of God," the Theology department strives to form men of faith for the Church and the world.

Special Elective Topics and Theology Department Experiences

  • Sophomore Service Class

  • Christian Manhood

  • Catholic Social Teaching & Social Justice

  • Vatican Studies Program Summer Trip to Rome

  • Ignatian Pilgrimage Summer Experience to Spain

Related Opportunities 

  • Sophomore Service

    All students are required to complete Sophomore Service, a structured service-learning program that introduces young Ignatius men to the needs of the community around them. Students are placed at service sites around the west side of Cleveland.

  • Lessons From Loyola Hall

    Theology teacher Tom Healey ’77 writes a post twice each week for his blog, “Lessons from Loyola Hall.” His themes include campus life, Catholic teaching, Sunday’s Gospel readings, Ignatian tradition and events from his own life.

  • Thoughts from the Tower

    Theology teacher Jim Brennan '85 shares his thoughtful reflections on life, Saint Ignatius, faith, family and our Jesuit tradition through his weekly blog post, Thoughts from the Tower.

Theology Faculty & Staff