Calendar of Events for Faculty & Staff, 2017 - 2018

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.

  • Tuesday, September 12, 11:30am - 12:30pm in The Center for Ignatian Spirituality (Snacks and water provided).
  • Wednesday, September 13, 12-1:00pm in Conference Room 3014 of University Hall (Snacks and water provided).
  • Thursday, September 14, 8:00-9:00am in the Collins Center (Continental Breakfast 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 Fr. Roche for a private meeting: 310.258.8695 or

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.

A Guided Tour of Stained Glass Windows in Sacred Heart Chapel

Wednesday, September 20, 12:10 - 12:40pm.

With Fr. Randy Roche as guide, view the windows behind the wall, in the back of the chapel, learn the history of the collection, the meaning of symbols, and where the various Jesuit university seals are located.

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

LMU History: Diversity for 100 Years and More

Tuesday, September 12, 2:00-3:00pm

Did you know that LMU contributed dirt for the construction of Silicon Beach? 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 /


A Guided Visit for faculty and staff to the Ballona Wetlands

Friday, October 6, 12:30 - 4:00pm.

John Dorsey, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, and Phillipa Drennan, Professor of Biology and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, have many years of experience working with and on behalf of the Ballona Wetlands, and are experts on all aspects of the limited-access preserve.

For those who register, the Center for Ignatian Spirituality ( will organize rides for those who wish, provide directions, and arrange for box lunches. A windbreaker, head-covering and dark glasses are helpful accessories.

You may register by email or call 310.338.1806.


The Student Memorial Sculpture: Meaning and Emotions

Wednesday, October 25, 12:30 – 1:00pm

Will Pupa, Artist in Residence and creator of the life-size bronze sculpture "Ad Astra per Aspera" will give an on-site presentation for faculty and staff. The beautiful memorial celebrates the lives of students who have died, and honors them.

We invite registration so that we can send a reminder and directions the day before: email or call 310.338.1806.


Pre-Christmas Musical Luncheons

Thursday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 5, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Join with faculty and staff from throughout the campus who gather for a celebratory luncheon accompanied by seasonal music. The shared experience includes prayer, song and a brief Scriptural reflection as fitting preparation for the coming holidays. Each of these luncheons is a separate event following the same format.

Space is limited: Please reserve a seat by calling 81806, or sending an email to


Musical Refreshment in Sacred Heart Chapel

12/7 and 12/12, Noon – 12:30pm

The Center for Ignatian Spirituality invites students, faculty, staff and all interested friends to enjoy a restful pause in the last two weeks of the semester.
Seasonal music will be played on the grand piano or the organ from Noon to 12:30pm on Thursday 12/7 and Tuesday 12/12.
The only illumination will be from the stained glass windows, so all are invited to quietly wander the aisles to view the windows or to be seated.
Our musicians are: Chris de Silva, composer and Associate Director of Music at LMU; Branden Grimmett, organist, and Associate Provost for Career and Professional Development at LMU.

Last updated: 11/14/2017