Christian Life Community
Students of all faith traditions and walks of life come together in small groups to reflect, pray, and discern where God is moving in their lives. CLC focuses on strengthening one's SPIRITUALITY, living the call of the Gospel by SERVING our brothers and sisters, and building a genuine COMMUNITY that will support each member throughout their college journey. In addition to weekly small group meetings, CLC hosts events every Thursday night that revolve around spirituality, service, and community building.
eXalt: Adoration, Praise and Worship
eXaLT is an evening of prayer, music, reflection, and fellowship. It combines praise and worship music with a student "reflection" on the day’s Gospel passage, Eucharistic Adoration, and Benediction. All are welcome!
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
The Religious Education Congress (LAREC), sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education, is the nation's largest annual gathering of Roman Catholics! With 40,000 in attendance, over the three days, Congress offers nearly 200 speakers presenting 300 sessions, from personal growth to music to spiritual topics – in English, Spanish and Vietnamese as well as a number of liturgies of different characters including African Black Culture, Contemplative, Spanish, Vietnamese, Celtic, Jazz, and Young Adult. Congress showcases hundreds of exhibitors – ranging from religious art to music, and from publishing houses to educational institutions, in addition to our own represented Archdiocesan ministries.
The Ignatian Pilgrimages at LMU invite undergraduate students, accompanied by staff and faculty, to physically and spiritually walk the footsteps of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Embarking on these pilgrimages throughout Spain and Rome, Italy, these pilgrims visit sacred places along Ignatius’ journey and the life of the Church – all while in pursuit to reflect more fully on their own purpose and mission in life.
Spiritual Direction is a unique service, which is a vital part of one's spiritual formation. The focus is not on projects, activities and numbers of students. Rather, Spiritual Direction is about presence and availability to students. The emphasis is on one-to-one contact. For each student affected positively through Spiritual Direction, several others are usually impacted by that student's attitude and spirituality. Direction impacts a person's sense of purpose, meaning in life, faith and trust stance, and self-esteem. This ministry of compassionate presence, through deep non-judgmental listening, provides the recipient with a sense of personal affirmation and dignity, acceptance in one's diversity, challenge to growth, and encouragement in faith. We welcome students of all faiths. By honoring the dignity and uniqueness of each person and the sacredness of each one's journey, we invite students into healthy living, into wholeness and holiness, into being their best selves. In this way, Loyola Marymount can help to shape individuals with character and compassion who serve and lead our complex world.