Ignatian Spirituality and Loyola Marymount

What is Ignatian Spirituality?

Jesuit founder St. Ignatius of Loyola honed the roots of Ignatian Spirituality for years, employing patience, discernment and the movement of the Holy Spirit‌

Loyola Marymount prides itself on its rich traditions. The Ignatian/Jesuit vision:

  • Sees life and the whole universe as a gift calling forth wonder and gratefulness.
  • Gives ample scope to imagination and emotion as well as intellect.
  • Seeks to find the divine in all things – in all peoples and cultures, in all areas of study and learning, in every human experience, and especially in the person of Jesus.
  • Cultivates critical awareness of personal and social evil, but points to God’s love as more powerful than any evil.
  • Stresses freedom, need for discernment, and responsible action.
  • Empowers people to become leaders in service, men and women for others, whole persons of solidarity, building a more just, humane world.

‌‌ Below, Fr. Robert Walsh, SJ speaks to students about St. Ignatius on the Campus Ministry Ignatian Pilgrimage in Spain, May 2014


For more information, please see our comprehensive history of Ignatian Spirituality in our Spiritual Growth section and visit LMU's Center for Ignatian Spirituality.