Celebrating 20 Years

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary
of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Celebrate with us as friends of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality at LMU share how the Ignatian tradition has touched their personal and professional lives. 

 Photo courtesy of http://jesuitinstitute.org

Xavier Hall with Sign

In 2000, we began with 50 friends. Over two decades later, more than 700 friends have joined in the center's journey.

Our History


Learn About the Center's Mission

John Sebastian, Ph.D., Vice President, Office of Mission and Ministry




Fr. Randy Roche, S.J., Director, Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Fr. Eddie Siebert, S.J., Rector, LMU Jesuit Community




How the Center Made a Difference

AMIR HUSSAIN, Chair and Professor of Theological Studies
The SPIRITUAL EXERCISES have helped me to deepen my compassion for others by helping me to understand my relationship with God.
Sylvia Rincon, MA, Senior Administrative Coordinator, Campus Ministry
The CHALLENGE daily prayers and guided reflections helped deepen my relationship with God allowing me to see the many ways God has bestowed his grace and merciful love.
DR. ROBBIN D. CRABTREE, Dean, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
As I reflected on my adjustment to LMU and my daily work as Dean, Fr. Randy and the Center have been ever-ready resources for supporting my IGNATIAN LEADERSHIP praxis.
Eileen De Alva-Gonzalez, Communications Manager, MarComm
I have participated in a handful of CIS programs, and each experience enriched my spiritual journey through meaningful time in prayerful reflection.
ANDREA MIDDLETON, Senior Administrative Coordinator, BCLA
Share a meal, laughter...music. The LENTEN LUNCHEON is one of those events I look forward to which helps me grow spiritually and prepares me for the Lenten journey.
SEAN KENNEDY LLS '89, Executive Director, Juvenile Law and Policy
Serving on the CIS Board connects me with my Jesuit education and reminds me what is most important in life.

Helping to Make an Impact!

Group retreat photo

"Love is shown more in deeds than in words." —St. Ignatius of Loyola

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Photo Gallery

Enjoy scenes from some of our events

Fr. Wayne Negrete, SJ and Fr. Randy Roche, SJ welcome you to the Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Xavier Hall.

2017 Faculty-Staff Retreat

Fr. Randy Roche, SJ and Sr. Anne Hennessy, CSJ lead the 2017 Faculty-Staff Retreat at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center.

Friends of the Center

Cristina Garzon and Mike Shawver stand in front of the first location of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality in Leavey Center (2003-2017).

Group talk in the Ballona Wetland
Tour of the Ballona Wetlands

Professor Emeritus, John Dorsey, leads a guided tour of the Ballona Wetlands for the Center for Ignatian Spirituality (2015).

Tour of Discovery Park

Fr. Randy Roche, SJ and CURes staff visit Discovery Park with friends of the Center (2018).

Guests at Lenten Lunch buffet
2019 Pre-Christmas Luncheon

Alice Martini Doyle, Jasmine Hamm and friends enjoy a meal together at the 2019 Pre-Christmas Luncheon.

Wayne Negrete
2019 Pre-Christmas Luncheon

Fr. Wayne Negrete, SJ and CIS friend, Maureen Schaukowitch enjoy the 2019 Pre-Christmas Luncheon.

2020 Lenten Luncheon

Emilou Reyes, Jasmine Hamm, Andrea Middleton and Nataly Blas join LMU staff and faculty for the Lenten Luncheon, hosted by the Center for Ignatian Spirituality (2020).

2019 Pre-Christmas Luncheon

Faculty and staff gather to celebrate with prayer, song and spiritual readings.

Building Community through Spirituality

From spiritual exercises for the individual to the shared experiences of group retreats, the Center for Ignatian Spirituality has provided opportunities for personal growth and building community for 20 years.