Resident Ministry

lmu housing resident ministry

Education of the whole person is a hallmark of Jesuit higher education and, at Loyola Marymount University, students have the opportunity to learn both in and outside the classroom.

As a member of LMU's residential community, Resident Ministers challenge students to gain a better understanding of themselves, their purpose and passions in life, and how to adopt a lifestyle that reflects a balance of spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual health.

About the Resident Ministers

Resident Ministers are priests, sisters and lay ministers who live in student communities and are a great resource to help them explore their faith and provide guidance on their spiritual journey. They facilitate social and spiritual programming, coordinate and lead community service projects, and provide individual support and assistance. Their doors are open for students to drop by for informal conversation and an easy break from study.

Cura Personalis

Resident Ministers strive to create an environment in our halls where faith can be celebrated, the promotion of justice encouraged and the spiritual journey explored. They serve as a supportive presence for our residents in normal day-to-day life but especially in times of need. Whether it's the transition from home, important milestones, a bittersweet graduation celebration, or just being present for the everyday routines of life, RM's are there. This is the cura personalis that St. Ignatius of Loyola required for those charged with the work of "caring for souls."

RMs are honored and blessed to do this ministry work, journeying with our residents.

Ignatian Heritage Month

Ignatian Heritage Month is a month-long celebration that highlights the living legacy of St. Ignatius Loyola. The goal of Ignatian Heritage Month is to bring a greater understanding of and appreciation for Loyola Marymount University’s Ignatian heritage to our student body. Learn more about Ignatian Heritage Month.