Center for Religion and Spirituality
Loyola Marymount University
The LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality is an interdisciplinary center of learning and research dedicated to continuing education for the general public.
All are welcome!
Desert Spirituality Certificate Program
Reflect on your own journey of faith, and learn how the wisdom of the spiritual traditions of the desert can be a guide for people in today’s world. Classes meet one Saturday per month starting Sept. 9, 2023. This year-long program is especially designed for people seeking to foster their own theological and spiritual formation.
Ground yourself through practice
LMU's Prof. Chris Chapple will lead two mornings of reflection at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, one of the significant centers for yoga in Los Angeles beginning May 21
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
Join LMU at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles' annual congress, the largest gathering of its kind in the world, February 24-26 in Anaheim
Walk the Camino to Santiago in June 2023
The Center and the Loyola Institute for Spirituality invite you to walk the historic Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James) in Spain, a major pilgrimage route of Christianity, this summer
Pope Francis on Migration
Dr. Austen Ivereigh explores the centrality of migrants and refugees in the teachings of Pope Francis
Latinas and the Future of the Catholic Church
Panel of scholars and ministers discuss the challenges, insights and questions of Latinas through the perspectives of theological reflection, ecclesial renewal and community organizing
New Research Aims to Address Equity in Parishes
Professor Brett Hoover's research indicates that a challenge in diverse parishes has to do with racial or ethnic inequality
“We hope you will think of this University and the Center for Religion and Spirituality as your home. Whether you are volunteering or working full-time, committing yourself to service will always be challenging. So don’t be a stranger—come to LMU to take courses, workshops, or programs of study.”
– Dr. Robert Hurteau, Director