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Coming Events

Coming Events for Faculty and Staff
2014 - 2015

Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for Busy Persons

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

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


Urban Ecology and Care for Creation: A Tour of Ballona Discovery Park for Faculty and Staff

Friday, March 20 Noon - 2:00pm (Lunch Provided) 

Presidential Professor Eric Strauss, Executive Director of the Discovery Park, will guide LMU faculty and staff on a tour of Ballona Discovery Park. The Park is a two-acre native garden and wildlife habitat that serves as an outdoor laboratory, a space for communal gatherings, and a place for reflection. For more information about the Discovery Park please click here. To make a reservation, please call 8-1806, or send an email to We will send an email reminder and further details on Thursday, March 19. 

El Salvador, 2014: A Luncheon Presentation for Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, March 24, Noon – 1:30pm

“First, it breaks your heart, then you fall in love, then you’re ruined for life….” Dean Brackley, S.J.

Fr. Tom Rausch, SJ and LMU student, Joaquin Loustau, will share their experiences of their student immersion trip to El Salvador. The two presenters will make use of a number of on-screen images to share the impact of their interactions with people and places that have changed the lives of those who participated. Fr. Rausch and Joaquin will emphasize how various aspects of Jesuit education came together during this trip. They will discuss some of the most meaningful highlights of their trip including their experiences at the UCA, at the Casa de la Solidaridad, the Casa Romero, the crypt of the cathedral and the Fe y Alegría school.

To register, or for further information, please email or call 310.338.1806.

"Ignatian Decision- Making"

Thursday, April 9, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Fr. Randy Roche, SJ will guide discussion with faculty and staff who are interested in practical means for improving or enhancing daily decisions.
The workshop is sponsored by Learning and Development /Human Resources, and will be held in the Human Resources meeting room.

You are welcome to register directly with HR through their mylmu pages, or by calling the Center for Ignatian Spirituality at 88695 or sending an email to



“Seeking Peace” – A Tour of Campus Sites 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Noon- 1:30pm

Faculty and Staff are invited a guided tour, on VIP carts - with a bit of walking involved - to seven of the locations for reflection and prayer that are pictured and described in the Seeking Peace booklet that was sent to all towards the end of last semester. The tour will conclude with a boxed lunch.

Fr. Randy Roche will briefly narrate each of the locations that we visit.

To register, or for further information, please email or call 310.338.1806.

Cancer Mentors

LMU is blessed with a number of faculty and staff members who make themselves available to talk about cancer with any members of the LMU Community who find themselves facing the medical condition. The Cancer Mentors “live with cancer” themselves or have experience as care-givers for loved ones who have been diagnosed with cancer. A listing of their names can be obtained through the Center for Ignatian Spirituality website at Any faculty, staff or student who has experience of cancer, and would like to join the Cancer Mentors is welcome to contact John Carfora, the chair of the group, or Fr. Randy Roche, SJ.


     Last updated: 1/23/2015