As a Catholic university, Loyola Marymount shares a rich intellectual and cultural heritage that is marked by many characteristics, one of which is its view of the world as sacramental: that God's interaction with the world and humanity is constant. Thus, we seek to find God in all things.
In the Catholic tradition there are seven specific Sacraments which mark meaningful moments in an individual's life: Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist), Reconciliation, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Marriage. These seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1210). Campus Ministry offers opportunities for students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in some of these significant sacraments.
Those who participate in these experiences acquire a deeper understanding of discipleship and the necessity of ongoing conversion. In an atmosphere of openness, the participants are guided from within to interpret their life, to discover God's presence, and to be transformed through the Word proclaimed in order to establish a genuine and permanent interpersonal relationship with God and neighbor.