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Spiritual Growth

Here in Campus Ministry, we take great pride in embodying the "education of the whole person," one of the pillars of the LMU mission. In daily interactions with fellow students and other personnel on campus, we strive to equip our students with a well rounded experience in what it means to be men and women with and for others. From our renowned Christian Life Communities to Spiritual Direction, we also offer students opportunities beyond the bluff, such as participation in the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in Anaheim to a variety of pro-life options locally and nationally. We welcome your interest about our spiritual programs and speaking with you about Ignatian spirituality, the heart of our formation.

‌About Ignatian Spirituality

For Ignatius of Loyola, our human journey is grounded in eternity, in the mystery of God. This fundamental truth of human life permeates much of what occurs at Loyola Marymount. This truth professes that God always cares for a woman or a man, even when God’s love may be forgotten.

By honoring the dignity and uniqueness of each person and the sacredness of each one’s journey, we invite students into healthy living, into wholeness and holiness, into being their best selves. In this way, Loyola Marymount helps to shape individuals with character and compassion who serve and lead our complex world.

 

 

‌Christian Life Communities

(Small Group Formation)‌

Each CLC group consists of 5-10 members who meet once a week for prayer, reflection, and sharing. We support each other on our unique faith journeys and seek God's presence and action in our lives by embodying the charism of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

 

 

‌Spiritual Direction (Individual Formation)

Spiritual Direction focuses on the person’s deepening relationship with the Sacred. It is a unique service, which can be a vital part of one's spiritual formation. The focus is not on programs and activities.  The method is one-to-one interaction with a spiritual director.

 

 

‌Los Angeles Religious Education Congress

LAREC is a unique opportunity to grow in faith, take part in formational workshops, inspiring liturgies and connect with the wider church. Congress offers nearly 200 speakers presenting 300 sessions, from personal growth to music to spiritual topics – in English, Spanish and Vietnamese as well as a number of liturgies of different characters including African/Black Culture, Contemplative, Spanish, Vietnamese, Celtic, Jazz, and Young Adult.

 

 

‌World Youth Day & The MAGIS Experience

Every two-three years, pilgrims from around the world gather in one city to celebrate their faith in communion with each other and with the Church, including the participation of the Holy Father, Pope Franics. This year, Campus Ministry was pleased to send six students to MAGIS and World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 11-July 28, 2013. Read more here.

 

 

‌Pilgrimages

Campus Ministry pays homages to its roots. A pilgrimage to Spain is one of them.