Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture: “A la Ciudad y Al Mundo: Embodying the Ignatian Vision”


The LMU Latino/a Theology and Ministry Initiative invites you to the 8th Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture on Monday, February 18.

Jesuit Superior General Rev. Arturo Sosa’s 2018 document The University as a Source of a Reconciled Life calls on Jesuit institutions of higher education to intentionally work with and for the wider community.  For this year's lecture, we are bringing together the LMU community and other Ignatian ministries and groups in our region to reflect on two key points of the Ignatian project as embodied in local initiatives with global reach:

  • To overcome the boundaries (both geographic and social) of our world so we may reach and serve those on the peripheries
  • To be invested in creating and promoting a culture that cares for and protects the most vulnerable

Panel Members of LMU and our extended community will be offering short reflections on LMU’s role in:

  • Preparing leaders committed to justice;
  • Teaching at the margins;
  • Safeguarding people at the peripheries;
  • Working nationally and internationally as part of the “intellectual apostolate” of the Society of Jesus; and
  • Forming students for a political engagement that aims to transform society for the common good.

Closing remarks will focus on “traditioning” the Ignatian charism, an invitation to the community of LMU to “la cultura de generosidad” and being “pobres con espiritu”, an invitation to collaboration and creativity.

To Attend
This event is free and open to the public; RSVP is requested (click Register button). Campus parking fees will apply. For more information, please contact the Center for Religion & Spirituality at 310-338-2799 or email

About the LMU Latino/a Theology and Ministry Initiative
The Initiative emerged from a need to assess and then respond to the large population of Hispanic Catholics in the United States and is a joint project of the Department of Theological Studies and the Center for Religion and Spirituality. As a Catholic university in the largest Catholic archdiocese in the country, LMU is uniquely situated to gather data and marshal resources that will aid in preparing Latino/a Catholics for leadership and service in the Church. As the Hispanic Catholic population continues to grow, LMU seeks to grow in the capacity to truly serve this important community in the Body of Christ. Learn more at

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Life Sciences Building, Auditorium 1945 Ignatian Cir, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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