About the Center

"When we imagine as LMU, a Jesuit and Marymount institution, we imagine restlessly, engaging St. Ignatius of Loyola’s magis, seeking to partner with each other, and with God, to do better for those here, for those to come, and for the Earth itself."

 —Dr. Timothy Law Snyder, President of Loyola Marymount University


Established as the Center for Pastoral Studies in 1977, the Center for Religion and Spirituality is one of the University's interdisciplinary centers and an embodiment of the university’s commitment to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, neighboring dioceses, and communities of faith throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area. 

The purpose of the Center is to provide educational opportunities for adult learners that strengthen their religious and spiritual formation as ministers, educators, and leaders committed to the service of faith and the promotion of justice in their own communities. 

A unit within LMU Extension, the Center carries out this purpose in three ways: bilingual (English and Spanish) continuing education in theology, ministry and spirituality with an emphasis in pastoral leadership; research in pastoral theology with an emphasis in intercultural and interreligious dynamics; and institutional outreach to local parishes, religious institutions and faith-based organizations.

Contact Us

The Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Please contact us with any questions at (310) 338-2799 or via e-mail at crs@lmu.edu.  We also invite you to join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook for announcements about programs and special events.

Staff

Advisory Board

The role of the Advisory Board is to advise the Center and the greater LMU Extension administration on matters pertaining to the Center's purpose.  Click here to learn about the Board.