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), and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The members of these 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.
For more information about LMU's sponsoring religious communities, their charisms, and their historical and ongoing contributions to our university, explore the links below.