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Coming Events

Coming Events for Faculty and Staff
2015 - 2016

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 9, 8-9am in the Collins Center (Continental Breakfast provided). 
• Wednesday September 9, 11:30am - 12:30pmpm in Conference Room 3014 of University Hall (Snacks and water provided)
• Thursday September 10, 1:30am - 12:30pmpm 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.


LMU History: Diversity for a Hundred Years and More

Tuesday, January 26 (upper campus location) and Wednesday, January 27 (lower campus location), from 3:00 to 4:00pm

Diversity is not a new concept at LMU, nor are other significant human relations issues. Fr. Randy Roche, SJ, will present to interested faculty and staff members the story and images that cover more than 100 years of our history.

To register for either of the presentations, please send an email to or call 81806.

Faculty Staff Weekend Retreat: Ignatian Themes for Reflection and Prayer

Friday evening February 5 - Sunday February 7, 1pm at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Palos Verdes

Fr. Randy Roche, SJ and Sr. Anne Hennessey, CSJ will guide the retreat, which will include silent time for personal prayer and reflection, and experiences of group sharing.

The Center for Ignatian Spirituality sponsors the retreat at no cost to participants. Spouses or partners are welcome to attend.

Due to the limited number of spaces available, priority will be given to those who have not yet had an opportunity to have the experience of the faculty staff weekend retreat.

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

“Subversive Habits”

February 11, 12 p.m -1:30 p.m. with luncheon

Dr. Shannen Dee Williams of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will give a brief talk, and engage in dialog with faculty and staff about her experiences as a University faculty member who, as a lifelong Catholic, has done significant research on racism in the Catholic Church, especially regarding African American Catholic Sisters.

Dr. Williams’ book, Subversive Habits: Black Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate Catholic America, speaks to issues of racism that Black women religious have encountered from the church, other nuns, and the communities in which they lived.

To register for the luncheon event, please send an email to or call 81806.

Lenten Musical Luncheon

Tuesday, February 16, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Faculty and Staff are welcome to a luncheon that will offer a peaceful, communal experience of music, reflection and prayer during the Lenten journey to Easter.

The season of Lent begins on February 10. To those who register for the luncheon before that date, we will send a booklet: “Daily Reflections for Lent.” Copies will be available at the luncheon, as well.

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


Jubilee Year of Mercy Lecture Series

Wednesdays February 17 (Sacred Heart Chapel), February 24, March 16, March 30 (Von der Ahe Suite in the Hannon Library) 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The University Community is warmly invited to participate in the church-wide response to Pope Francis' call to celebrate this special Jubilee Year by reflecting on the theme of Divine Mercy.

Bishop Gordon Bennett, S.J. will offer the following lectures: 

February 17: "Mercy: The Name of God" 
February 24: "Mercy: Why we Need it and Why God wants to Bestow it" 
March 16: "Mercy: Attending to the Needs of the Neighbor" 
March 30: "Mercy: My Vocation as a Christian"

The Most Rev. Gordon Bennett, S.J. is the Peter Faber, S.J. Fellow in Pastoral Theology and Ignatian Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University. 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.
Please RSVP for each presentation you plan to attend to

Lenten Organ Music in Sacred Heart Chapel

Everyone is welcome to enter the chapel for quiet reflection between Noon and 12:30pm on Wednesdays, 2/24, with Rae Linda Brown at the organ, and 3/16, with Branden Grimmett playing.

Psalm 51: A Paradigm for Lent and Easter Spirituality

Wednesday, March 2, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. with luncheon

Fr. Bill Fulco, SJ not only has great familiarity with all the languages and dialects of the Scriptures, but also possesses a gift for uniting knowledge and faith in relating Scriptures to our active, busy lives.

Fr. Fulco is Professor of Classics and Archaeology at LMU, as well as the chair of the Archaeology Committee of the Catholic Biblical Association, and Curator of the Pontifical Biblical Institute’s Archaeology Museum in Jerusalem. He is also a recipient of the 2007 President's Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Teaching Award.

To register for the luncheon event, please send an email to or call 81806.

The Life and Spirituality of St. Peter Faber
Wednesday, April 13, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. with luncheon

Sr. Anne Hennessy, CSJ, will offer a presentation on the life and spirituality of St. Peter Faber, one of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s first companions and co-founder of the Society of Jesus. Prior to canonizing Faber in 2013, Pope Francis articulated that he has been particularly moved by the early Jesuit’s “ability to dialogue with all, even the most remote and even with his opponents; his simple piety, a certain naïveté perhaps, his being available straightaway, his careful interior discernment, the fact that he was a man capable of great and strong decisions but also capable of being so gentle and loving.”

Sr. Anne Hennessy, 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.

To register for the luncheon event, please send an email to or call 81806.

 Last updated: 2/3/2016