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Sponsoring Religious Orders

Religious Communities at LMU

Loyola Marymount University shares in a rich intellectual heritage dating from the earliest centuries of Christianity. This Catholic intellectual tradition sees a mutually fertile relationship between faith and reason and thus seeks to promote dialogue between culture and religion.

The distinctive character of Loyola Marymount is enhanced by the educational heritage of its founding and sponsoring religious orders--the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (Marymount Sisters), the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange--and by many dedicated lay men and women. The members of the religious orders, together with their faculty, staff, and administrative colleagues, share a common dedication to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and social justice as hallmarks of a contemporary Catholic university.