Undergraduate Events

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Fall 2014

Yale Divinity School Recruiting

Sean McAvoy invites you to an information session about YDS's graduate programs. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Charlotte.Radler@lmu.edu. This event is not only meant for seniors - - it is never too early to begin to think about graduate school options!

Monday, September 8 at 3:30 pm
Theological Studies Village, UH3700
Window table


Welcome Back Lunch for Theological Studies Majors/Minors

Theological Studies invites students, faculty, and staff to a "Welcome Back" lunch in the Theology Village @ convo on Tuesday, September 9.  There will be lots of good food (C&O Trattoria - you know you can't resisit the garlic roles!) and conversation.  Please do not miss this opportunity to meet other majors and minors as well as the Theology faculty and staff.  Please feel free to bring friends as well.   RSVP by Friday, September 5 to Charlotte.Radler@lmu.edu.


Fourth Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture:  Visible Love:  Pope Francis, Latin@s, and God

Sunday, October 12, 5 pm dinner , followed by lecture and art creation
University Hall 1000, Ahmanson Auditorian, Loyola Marymount University

A unique event featuring renowned theologian Fr. Virgilio Elizondo and the creation of an original artwork on site by artist Sergio Gomez.

Pope Francis has captured the imagination of the world through his gestures:  embracing a deformed man, washing the feet of young prisoners, reaching out to refugees, and even squeezing into his little used car.  Fr. Virgilio Elizondo will guide us in a reflection on the profound message of the gestures of Pope Francis, gestures which themselves are quite simple, even ordinary, but which have become extraordinary and transforming as they are enacted by the Bishop of Rome.  In his gestures, Pope Francis makes visible and releases the power of the love of God precisely in the most ordinary circumstances.

Simultaneously with Fr. Elizondo’s theological reflections, acclaimed artist Sergio Gomez will create an original artwork for LMU responding through the medium of the visual arts to the infectious embodiment of love in the world enacted by the first Latino and Jesuit Pope.

About the presenters:

Fr. Virgilio Elizondo is considered the leading interpreter of U.S. Latino Catholicism and widely acknowledged as “the father” of U.S. Latino/a theology. In 1997 he received the Laetare Medal, the highest honor awarded by the University of Notre Dame, and since _____  serves as Professor of Hispanic Theology at Notre Dame while also sharing his time with his parish in San Antonio, Texas.  He travels and lectures widely throughout the United States and the world taking the uniqueness of the U.S. Latino religious experience to new communities as models for living in a faithful, complex and mixed reality.

Sergio Gomez is a Chicago based visual artist, Owner/Director of 33 Contemporary Gallery and the Curator/ Director of Exhibitions at the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago. Founder/Director of VisualArtToday.com, Creative Consultant for Idea Seat Marketing & Advertising, Contributor for Italia Arte Magazine, Co-founder and Creative Director of 3C Wear, curator of the National Wet Paint Exhibition and Chicago's Twelve, and is on the faculty of art/design at South Suburban College.  His work has been the subject of multiple solo and group exhibitions in Spain, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Mexico, and throughout the United States.  His collectors include the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Museo Internazionale Italia Arte, the Brauer Museum of Art, the Fra Angelico Art Foundation and multiple private collections.

More information and an RSVP link will follow soon.


Vatican II at 50:  "50 Years of Liturgical Reform. Beyond Vatican II Nominalism"
by Dr. Massimo Faggioli

50 years is a significant period of time to assess a reform in the life of the Church.  The anniversary of the liturgical reform is particularly important as the issue of different "liturgical cultures" in the Catholic Church has been at the center of the debate on the legacy of Vatican II.  In a time of change of priorities in the Church with the pontificate of Francis, it is time to reassess what remains of the clashes around the liturgical reform.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Roski Dining Center, University Hall
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, Ca  90045 

Please SAVE THE DATE for the fifth forum of the eight-part "Vatican II @ 50:  A Symposium," sponsored by Loyola Marymount University and Mount St. Mary's College.   

Event is free and open to the public; online RSVP will be available in mid August.  For more information click here


The Virgin of Guadalupe:  Processions and Pilgrimages

November 14, 12:15
Murphy Recital Hall

Dr. Karen Mary Davalos, professor of Chicana/o Studies, Dr. Kirsten Noreen, professor of Art History, and Dr. David Sanchez, associate professor of Theological Studies will offer different perspectives on the Virgin of Guadalupe, processions, and pilgrimages.  This talk is co-organized by the Laband Art Gallery and KaeidoLA:  The Speaker Series of the Department of Art and Art History.  For more information on the full series entitled "Following the Prescribed Path:  Seven Artists Venture Out Into the World," please click here