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Into the Fields is a dynamic catechist formation program rooted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church , informed by sound adult education theory and practice,and grounded in insights and meditations based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits.

Loyola University New Orleans , one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States , offers continuing education units (CEU) for Into the Fields participants.

The award of CEUs for completion of one or more years of the Into the Fields program is a level of recognition and credentialing that provides a portable, international documentation of the completion of a program of studies.

The award of CEUs does not imply any type of formal or official certification for ministry activity nor does it suggest a participant is certified to engage in parish, diocesan,or school catechetical ministry.

To seek official certification as a catechetical minister in their area, Into the Fields participants should inquire from the proper authorities in their diocese, such as the Office of the Bishop or the Office of Catechesis, Religious Education, Pastoral Ministry, or Catholic Schools.

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