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.

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Pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and beyond

The LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality and the Loyola Institute for Spirituality invite you to explore the witness of the Apostles and the saints on a pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and several other key sites in Italy June 7-17, 2024.

The holy family

El programa de Certificado en la Espiritualidad de la Familia empieza el 6 de abril

Aún hay tiempo para inscribirse en el programa de Certificado en la Espiritualidad de la Familia.

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Degree Pathway

The Center offers a mentoring program for those with extensive pastoral experience, but have not achieved a college degree. Our Mantener el Camino program is designed for those who want to pursue an associate degree, thus beginning their journey to higher education. The goal of the program is to accompany students to help them meet the challenges of college education, preparing them better for their future, and improving the quality of ministers available to serve the Church. 

Highlights

Dr. Austen Ivereigh

Hispanic Ministry and Theology Community Conversation: The Synodal Path Transforming Catholicism and Reconciling the World

Sister Leticia Salazar serves as Chancellor of the Diocese of San Bernardino that, with 1.6 million Catholics, is one of the largest Catholic Dioceses in the United States.  In the synodal process, in addition to being a member of the Synod held in Rome (October 2023) she has been active in synod preparation at the diocesan, regional, national and continental levels.

Holy Family of Nazareth

Loyola Marymount University has been awarded a five-year grant of $1.2 million by Lilly Endowment to fund the Spirituality of Parenting initiative

Loyola Marymount University has been awarded a five-year grant of $1.2 million by Lilly Endowment Inc. to fund the Spirituality of Parenting initiative, led by LMU’s Center for Religion and Spirituality and supported by LMU’s Center for Ignatian Spirituality. The initiative is intended to deepen the spiritual formation of parents and caregivers within a Christian-faith framework, with a special focus on the pressing need for such support among immigrant Latino families. By integrating Christian spirituality and practice, the Spirituality of Parenting initiative will provide participants with a foundation for building a thriving family life and nurturing children’s faith. 

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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

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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