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Calendar of Events for Faculty and Staff
2016 - 2017

Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for Busy Persons

Learn about personally adapted Ignatian spiritual exercises for faculty and staff.

"Exercise" The Ignatian Way

All Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend one of three information sessions
and to hear from colleagues who found peace through The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for Busy Persons.

• Wednesday September 7, 8-9am in the Collins Center (Continental Breakfast provided).
• Wednesday September 7, 11:30am - 12:30pm in Conference Room 3014 of University Hall (Snacks and water provided)
• Thursday September 8, 1:30am - 12:30pm in The Center for Ignatian Spirituality (Snacks and water provided)

If you wish to learn more about the practical and personal options available for engaging in Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, please stop by one of our information sessions or contact us for a private meeting: 310.338.1806 or

At any time during the year, if you are interested in exploring the possibility of making Ignatian exercises, please call the Center for Ignatian Spirituality at 8-1806, or contact either Anne Hennessy, CSJ or Randy Roche, SJ

For more information about Ignatian spiritual exercises, please visit our introductory page: Spiritual Exercises.

The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for Busy Persons is available to all faculty and staff at LMU, and usually takes 30+ weeks to complete.


A Guided Tour of Stained Glass Windows in Sacred Heart Chapel

Wednesday, September 21, 12:00 p.m. (1/2-hour presentation; guides available until 1:00 p.m.)

Kirstin Noreen (Art and Art History) and Randy Roche, SJ (Ignatian Spirituality) will provide information about the rich symbolism of the stained glass windows, including particulars of individual saint's images and the attached university seals.

Please let us know if you will attend so that we can plan how best to arrange the tour. Call 88695 or email


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LMU History: Diversity for 100 Years and More

Thursday, September 29, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend a PowerPoint presentation by Randy Roche, SJ, covering some fascinating details of LMU’s History that relate directly with our present awareness of the values of diversity.

The Center for Ignatian Spirituality is a co-sponsor of the event with Human Resources. Please register either by contacting HR or replying to 88695 /

You can also register by clicking here.

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Transforming Lives and Healing Hearts: Building Miracles in Tijuana, Mexico.

Wednesday, October 5, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Susie McDaniel and Dean Scheibel, (Communication Studies) sponsored the building of a dwelling for a family in Tijuana, and will share about the gifts given and received in the process of replacing a dirt-floor structure with a true home. Members of the North family will also be present. For at least 30 years, they have guided the Build a Miracle Foundation in conjunction with the De Colores program at LMU.

To register for this luncheon event, please call 88695 or



Pop Culture Spiritual Recharge

Tuesday, November 1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Looking for a break from this never-ending election season?  Are you a fan of television? Then come to the Pop Culture Spiritual Recharge, where Jim McDermott, SJ, TV writer and pop culture fan, will use clips from TV shows as a jumping off point for (believe or not) rest, renewal and conversation. Lunch included.

To register, please call 88695 or

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Ignatian Decision-Making

Thursday, November 8, 10:00-1100 a.m.

President Snyder often refers to the Ignatian “magis” and “discernment” when speaking about the power that underlies our movement forward at LMU. Members of the Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in a conversation with Fr. Randy Roche, SJ, relating these concepts with our every-day decision-making. 

The Center for Ignatian Spirituality is a co-sponsor of the event with Human Resources. Please register either by contacting HR or replying to 88695 /



Music for Reflection in Sacred Heart Chapel

The Center for Ignatian Spirituality invites students, faculty, staff and all interested friends to enjoy a restful pause in the busy final weeks of the semester.
Come into the chapel from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays: 11/30, 12/7 and 12/14 while seasonal music is played on the organ or the grand piano. Be seated or quietly wander the aisles to view the stained glass windows.
Our musicians are: Meaghan King, organist, and DMA Candidate at the USC Thornton School of Music; Chris de Silva, composer, and Associate Director of Music at LMU; Branden Grimmett, organist, and Associate Provost for Career and Professional Development at LMU.

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Pre-Christmas Musical Luncheons

Tuesdays, November 29 and December 6, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Faculty and Staff are welcome to join a select group of musicians under the direction of John Flaherty and Chris de Silva for a pre-Christmas celebratory meal. The luncheon will include an ambience of music and offer an experience of prayer, song, and Scripture by way of a fitting preparation for the upcoming holidays. Each of these luncheons is a separate event; both will include music, prayer, and reflection.

To make a reservation, please call 8-1806, or send an email to We will send an email reminder, and the location, on the day before the luncheon.

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Last updated: 10/25/2016