Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
(everything for the greater glory of God)
Jesuits are members of the worldwide Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius Loyola. Trained in the asceticism of St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises, Jesuits have distinguished themselves as missionaries, pastors, scholars, artists, and educators over the centuries. They believe that God can be found in all things and that their efforts to link faith and culture are made more reliable when those efforts help to create a just society. Whatever their endeavors, Jesuits try to live by the Ignatian motto Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (everything for the greater glory of God.)
The Jesuits at Loyola Marymount University are privileged to work in partnership with the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, several members of other religious congregations, and hundreds of dedicated lay colleagues in living out their shared commitment to the mission of the University.