Spring flowers are seen in the foreground with Sunken Garden, Sacred Heart Chapel and the tower appear behind them.

Retreats – Spring 2024

Sunday, March 10, 2024
10 a.m.–2 p.m
Sacred Heart Chapel

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Our mini-Lenten retreat is an opportunity midway through Lent to pause and reflect on God’s forgiveness and mercy as seen in the gospel account of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). After Mass (optional), we will gather in “The Cave” for a couple of brief presentations, each followed by time for prayer and group reflection. Co-facilitators will be Elsy Arevalo from the Center for Religion and Spirituality and Robert Caro, S.J., Alumni Chaplain. A simple lunch will be provided. No charge for the mini-retreat, but a free-will offering will be accepted. Limit: 35 participants.  


Saturday, May 18, 2024
9 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Jesuit Community

“Finding Life in the Spirit” is the theme for this Pentecost weekend retreat targeting Catholic alumni, whether active in their parish or distanced from the Church. Retreat Guide will be Allan Deck, S.J., who has written and lectured on Pope Francis and closely followed developments in his pontificate. Fr. Deck’s co-presenter will be Lori Stanley, M.A., director of the Loyola Institute of Spirituality in Orange. Presentations, a guided meditation, small-group sharing, and a plenary session will fill the day, with the Jesuit Community chapel, library, dining room, and gardens available to participants. The Pentecost Sunday Vigil Mass will be included, followed by a social and dinner. No charge for the all-day retreat, but a free-will offering will be accepted. Limit: 35 participants.

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  • The Center for Religion & Spirituality is 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. Learn about the special programs and workshops they offer through LMU Extension.
  • The Center for Ignatian Spirituality provides spirituality resources and exercises.
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) offers women and men an opportunity to work full-time for justice and peace.
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities (AJCU) is a national voluntary service organization whose mission is to serve its member institutions: the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.
  • The U.S. Jesuit Conference provides news and announcements from Jesuits around the world.
  • The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) provides men and women, most age 50 or better, opportunities to serve others and to transform lives. IVC matches the talents of experienced Volunteers with the greatest social needs of our time.

Online Alumni Prayer Request

The Alumni Association is proud to offer LMU Alumni the opportunity for online prayer requests. If you or a loved one is in need of strength, guidance, or support, the Alumni Chaplain will be happy to include your intention in the intercessory prayers during one of the daily Masses in the Jesuit Community Chapel. Submit your intention here: Online Alumni Prayer Request (limit 75 words).

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