Loyola Marymount University is home to six spaces designed for Catholic worship on campus. From the Spanish gothic Chapel of the Sacred Heart to architect Frank Gehry’s post-modern Chapel of the Advocate at the Law School, the university boasts some of the most beautiful and diverse worship spaces in all of Los Angeles.
St Francis Xavier Chapel, Xavier Hall (Jesuit Community Chapel), 1928
The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, 1953
The Chapel of the Sacred Heart, 1953
Regents' Memorial Tower, 1954; Clock Installation, 1963
Huesman Hall Chapel, 1970
The Chapel of Our Lady of Good Hope (Chapel at Leavey Center), 1972
The Chapel of the Advocate, 1978
Frank Gehry is one of the most significant architects of our time. His body of work includes the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Experience Music Project in Seattle. When the Law School chose Gehry to construct its new campus in 1978, he was a relative unknown. However, Gehry transformed the Loyola Law School campus into a series of contemporary buildings clustered around a central plaza. One such building included the Chapel of the Advocate. Professor Benson once noted that it is necessary to descend from ground level to enter the chapel, which is sunken into the ground, not unlike the ruins of an old European church. The chapel's structure resembles an igloo, with modern impressionistic stained glass. Learn more about Loyola Law School's Architecture.
Marymount Center for Prayer & Peace, 2001
The Marymount Institute, which was founded in 1991 and endowed by a generous contribution from the Leavey Foundation, established the Marymount Center in 2001, a physical space intended to carry on and exemplify the Marymount dedication to spirituality and the arts. Located in the northwest corner of University Hall, the Marymount Center houses the Center for Prayer and Peace, an interdenominational worship space. A small, intimate space which seats 30 people, the Marymount Center for Prayer and Peace features In the Beginning, a stained glass window designed by artist Genevieve Underwood, R.S.H.M., whose work also includes the stained glass windows of the Huesman Hall Chapel. For more about the center, please contact the Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture and the Arts at Loyola Marymount.
Reserving the Chapels
Campus Ministry currently operates four of the six chapels, which, aside from daily and public worship, are open for private worship and approved, non-liturgical events. Both university and non-university entities are welcome to reserve the Chapel of the Sacerd Heart, Mary Chapel, Huesman Chapel and Leavey Chapel with approval from Campus Ministry. To begin the process of reserving the chapel and planning your liturgy or event at Loyola Marymount, we ask that you complete and return to following forms and donation fee to Campus Ministry. The Chapel Reservation Form should be completed on the computer and then printed, signed (by all necessary parties), and returned. Please remember that these chapels are sacred spaces for Catholic worship and not event halls or conference centers. Campus Ministry does retain the right to refuse use of the chapels to anyone.