Calendar of Events for Faculty & Staff, 2018 - 2019


Ballona Wetlands at Dusk with Text: Feeling Stressed? Be Blessed!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ann Cortez, who has gone through the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and is a big fan of Ignatian Spirituality, has found some practical and very helpful adaptations for her busy life as a mother and an Accounting Manager in the Controller’s Office. She will share a few specific practices with those who attend an informal brown-bag lunch.

The session will last under an hour, beginning at 12 noon.

To join this event, which will be held in the Jesuit Community, please reply to or call X88695.



Pre-Christmas Musical Luncheons, Nov. 29 & Dec. 4

2017 Christmas Tree Lighting on Regent's Terrace

Thursday, November 29 and Tuesday, December 4, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Join with faculty and staff from throughout the campus who gather for a celebratory luncheon accompanied by seasonal music. The shared experience includes prayer, song and a brief Scriptural reflection as fitting preparation for the coming holidays. Each of these luncheons is a separate event following the same format.

Space is limited: Please reserve a seat by calling 81806, or sending an email to .





Weekend Retreat for Faculty and Staff, Feb. 1-3, 2019

View of Los Angeles from Mary and Joseph Retreat Center

A Once-a-Year Opportunity

“Practical Ignatian Themes for Our Lives and Work” with Randy Roche, SJ and Wayne Negrete, SJ
Friday evening, Feb. 1 to Sunday Noon, Feb. 3.

The primary feature is personal time for reflection, with supporting presentations on Ignatian perspectives and sharing of insights by participants.

No cost; private rooms at the Mary and Joseph Center; spouses/partners welcome.

For more information, please contact the Center for Ignatian Spirituality: 88695,




Lenten Lunch for Faculty & Staff, TBA

Cross made of palm branch of wood background

A Lenten Lunch for Faculty and Staff


All Faculty and Staff are welcome to a luncheon that will offer a peaceful experience of conversation, music, reflection and prayer as a welcome communal pause from our daily occupations.

Ash Wednesday is March 6. To those who register for the luncheon before that date, we will send a booklet: “Daily Reflections for Lent.” Copies will be available at the luncheon, as well.

To register, or for further information, please email or call 310.338.1806.



Urban Ecology and Care for Creation: A Tour of Ballona Discovery Park, TBA

Date TBA

Presidential Professor Eric Strauss, Executive Director of LMU’s Center for Urban Resilience and Lisa Fimiani, the Program Director of CURes, will guide LMU faculty and staff on a tour of Ballona Discovery Park. The park is a two-acre native garden and wildlife habitat right below the bluff, that serves as an outdoor laboratory and a place for individual and communal reflection.

Please RSVP by emailing or calling 81806.