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!

Coming Up

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 2023

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



The Camino de Santiago

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

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Pope Francis on Migration

Dr. Austen Ivereigh explores the centrality of migrants and refugees in the teachings of Pope Francis

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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

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Welcome to the Center

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Pathway to a College Degree

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“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