Calendar of Events for Faculty & Staff
2020 - 2021
As we maneuver through these uncertain times, consider doing the spiritually uplifting Challenge (English) or Desafío (Spanish), a 36-week reflection program by best-selling author, Mark Link, S.J., based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Participants set aside 10 minutes each day to read, to reflect, and to journal the assigned daily exercise.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to meet regularly in small spiritual conversation groups via Zoom or Skype. Groups may form based on language preference: English, Spanish, bilingual English-Spanish, Tagalog, etc.
The first daily exercise is Sunday, September 13, 2020. For more information, please contact Wayne Negrete, S.J., at (310) 568-6170 or at Wayne.Negrete@lmu.edu.
Meeting Christ in Prayer
During this time of confusion and isolation, The Center for Ignatian Spirituality invites you to consider Meeting Christ in Prayer for faculty and staff, a favorite program for prayer, weekly spiritual conversation, and faith-sharing with fellow peers.
Meeting Christ in Prayer is an 8-week daily meditation and contemplation program by Fr. John Sassani and Mary Ann McLaughlin, based upon the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Faculty and staff spend 20-30 minutes daily doing the assigned scripture meditation and write in their journals their reflections about the experience of prayer. Each week participants then share their experience with a small group in a Zoom session.
The participant guide is in English; however, translations of the assigned scripture passages are provided in Spanish and Tagalog. Groups may be formed by language preference: English, Spanish, bi-lingual English and Spanish, Tagalog, etc.
The first exercise of Meeting Christ in Prayer begins October 4, 2020, and the last exercise ends Sunday, November 26, 2020.
The Zoom Orientation Session for all participants is Wednesday, September 30, at 4:00 p.m.
To sign-up or to get more information, contact Fr. Wayne Negrete, SJ, at Wayne.Negrete@lmu.edu or at (310) 568-6170.
Spiritual Exercises for Busy Persons
For faculty and staff who are busy with their work at LMU and their personal lives, the Center for Ignatian Spirituality offers The Spiritual Exercises for Busy Persons.
In the tradition of St. Ignatius Loyola, through meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices, faculty and staff reflect upon everyday work and life experiences, and grow in appreciation for, and conscious exercise of, their personal gifts of body, mind, and spirit.
Following the model of those who make use of "personal trainers" for physical exercise, LMU faculty and staff will have the option to meet weekly with a member of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality staff to guide them in their reflection / prayer for the many months it takes to complete the experience. Meeting times are adapted to each one's schedule.
A Self-Guided Tour of the Stained Glass Windows in Sacred Heart Chapel
A self-guided tour of the stained glass windows in Sacred Heart Chapel: Although no one can enter the LMU campus and walk into Sacred Heart Chapel at this time, here is a link to a website that has virtual 360-degree views of the beautiful stained glass windows that surround the interior, plus close-up views of each window and accompanying information about the images contained in them.