Bishop Gordon Bennett, SJ
Bishop Gordon Bennett, SJ, is the Peter Faber, SJ Fellow in Pastoral Theology and Ignatian Spirituality at Loyola Marymount University.
Bishop Bennett assists with mission and identity initiatives and contributes to the work of Campus Ministry and the Center for Ignatian Spirituality, where he is a member of the advisory board and a guide for faculty and staff who are making the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.
At the time of his ordination to the episcopacy by the late Pope John Paul II, Bishop Bennett was serving as President of Loyola High School. Prior to that he served as a teacher and administrator in secondary schools. He also served the California Province of the Society of Jesus as Director of Novices. One of the few African-American bishops of the United States, Bishop Bennett has served as Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Baltimore and later as Diocesan Bishop of Mandeville, Jamaica.
Bishop Bennett brings to the LMU Community wide experience in race relations, education, church leadership, Ignatian spirituality and spiritual direction.