Calendar of Events for Faculty & Staff
2020 - 2021
Lent/Spring Booklet of Reflections Available for Faculty and Staff
Whether “Lent” has special meaning for you or not, many of us will find a printed guide with inspirational reflections to be supportive of our quest for maintaining balance and obtaining moments of peace in our busy days.
The Center for Ignatian Spirituality is offering a small booklet of daily reflections in digital form, either in a single PDF file or by daily email from Feb. 17 to April 3. For a free digital booklet, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your preference for a PDF or daily email. For a brief description of the booklet, or to purchase a printed copy, click here.
The Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, 2/17, and ends just before Easter, April 4
Meeting Christ in Prayer
The Center for Ignatian Spirituality invites faculty and staff to consider making Meeting Christ in Prayer, a favorite program for prayer and weekly spiritual conversation 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 25-30 minutes daily doing the assigned scripture meditation and write in their journals their reflections about their experience of prayer. Each week participants then share their experience of prayer with a small group of peers in a 1 hour Zoom session.
The participant guide is in English; however, translations of the assigned scripture passages are available in Spanish, French, and Tagalog. Spiritual conversation groups may be formed by language preference: English, Spanish, bi-lingual English and Spanish, Tagalog, etc.
The Zoom Orientation Session for all participants is Friday, February 26, 4:00 p.m – 5:30 p.m.
Participants pray the first daily exercise of Meeting Christ in Prayer on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Small spiritual conversation groups meet weekly at their agreed upon day and time.
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.
Following the model provided by those who make use of "personal trainers" for gaining facility with physical exercises, LMU faculty and staff have the option of meeting with a member of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality staff to gain facility in reflecting upon everyday work and life experiences, and so to grow in appreciation for, and conscious exercise of, their personal gifts of body, mind, and spirit.
For faculty and staff who are ready to commit to regular periods of reflection/prayer during each week, and also meet with a guide once a week for the many months it takes to complete the experience, we also offer The Spiritual Exercises for Busy Persons.
To speak with other members of the campus community who have completed the Spiritual Exercises for Busy Persons about the experience of doing the exercises, please feel free to contact the following faculty/staff:
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.