Marissa Papula (she/her) serves as the Director of Campus Ministry at Loyola Marymount University in California, where she gathers words, ideas, and people interested in making transcendent meaning out of our lived experiences. She previously served at the helm of the award-winning Boston College Kairos.

Formed and transformed by Jesuit education, Marissa holds her BA from The University of Scranton, and her MA and Post Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Boston College. Her academic and pastoral interests, and subjects of her speaking, writing, and presenting include Ignatian spirituality, theological anthropology, feminist theology, racial justice and LGBTQ+ ministry. Within and beyond her work, Marissa strives to notice the ineffable in the everyday, and harness the potential of good theology to liberate and transform lives, connections, and communities.

Originally hailing from New York’s Hudson Valley, Marissa builds her life between Los Angeles and Boston. She has probably read a Mary Oliver poem today.



January 21, 2024

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

From within our lives but beyond our expectations and imaginations come invitations that compel us out of all we know and into a wilderness of holy surrender.

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