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                               Who We Are

 

                       The Center for Ignatian Spirituality  

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1 LMU Boulevard                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ‌‌
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659 

Our location:  MAPS

310 258 8695
Email: Ignacio@lmu.edu

 
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‌   Father Randy Roche, SJ, Director of the Center for  Ignatian Spirituality, has an M.A. in Theology from Santa Clara University, and an M.S. in Counseling from San Diego State. He has served as LMU Director of Campus Ministry, Rector of the Jesuit Community at Jesuit High School in  Sacramento, Director of Studies and Spiritual Director at the Jesuit Novitiate, and as Pastor, Superior, and Director of Diocesan Campus Ministry at the Newman Center in Honolulu. 

Throughout his years of ministry, he has continuously deepened his own experience of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, while also acting as a guide in the Exercises for lay people and religious. Not surprisingly, his specialty is Ignatian spirituality as a tool for discernment in decision-making.(rroche@lmu.edu258-8695)

   
      

 

 

 Sr. Anne Hennessy, CSJ, Assistant Director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality, has a Ph.D. from The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. She has served as Assistant Director of "Living Water," a Jesuit-run Scripture and Prayer Center near Tiberias, Israel, and was assistant professor of Spiritual Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. She published The Galilee of Jesus and numerous articles. 

Most recently, she has been a lecturer and spiritual director at the Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos, California. Her areas of interest include Ignatian Spirituality and the social context approach to the Gospels.

 Sister Anne has traveled broadly in Europe, and has given sessions on the formation of religious women in Lithuania, India, and Japan. She is currently a member of the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society for Biblical Literature. (ahennes3@lmu.edu81677)

    

   

 

   

 

Bishop Gordon Bennett, SJ, is the Peter Faber, SJ Fellow in Pastoral Theology and Ignatian Spirituality. 

Bishop Bennett assists with mission and identity initiatives and contributes to the work of Campus Ministry and the Center for Ignatian Spirituality, where he is a guide for faculty and staff who make the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.

At the time of his ordination to the episcopacy by the late Pope John Paul II, Bishop Bennett was serving as    President of Loyola High School. Prior to that he served as a teacher and administrator in secondary schools.  He also served the California Province of the Society of Jesus as Director of Novices. One of the few African-American    bishops of the United States, Bishop Bennett has served as Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Baltimore and later as Diocesan Bishop of Mandeville, Jamaica.

Bishop Bennett brings to us wide experience in race relations, education, church leadership, Ignatian spirituality and spiritual direction. 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: 12/16/16