Ignatian Way

As a Jesuit, Marymount institution, Loyola Marymount is grounded in and animated by a 500-year-old tradition: a way of understanding the world and human life that was first articulated by St. Ignatius of Loyola and his earliest companions at the founding of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). The principles and practices of Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy shape everything we do at LMU as well as our vision of the education we provide. 

Jesuit History and Context

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Who was St. Ignatius, and what did he do? A brief look at the life of Íñigo López de Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.


The Society of Jesus

Otherwise known as "The Jesuits," this order of Catholic priests, brothers, and scholastics is the largest in the world. Learn more about the Jesuits and the work they do across the globe.


Universal Apostolic Preferences

Four areas of focus for all Jesuit apostolates, 2019-2029. As members of a worldwide community, what are our common goals?




The Ignatian Way

Ignatian Spirituality

The Ignatian tradition seeks to find God in all things and in all people. Learn more about the Ignatian vision of the world and the human person, and the tools this tradition offers for reflection and discernment.


Ignatian Pedagogy

The Jesuits are known for excellence in education, and their schools may be found in 55 countries. What is distinctive about a Jesuit education, and what are the characteristics of the Ignatian pedagogical paradigm?





Resources and Links

Ignatian Resources

A repository of resources for all things Ignatian, including quick references, tools for meetings and classrooms, videos and primers, and more.