Loyola Institute for Spirituality invites you to join us for our awards dinner and fundraiser, Hearts on Fire. This annual event is an opportunity for us to celebrate with our community the accomplishments of the past year, share our vision for the future, and honor leaders who exemplify Ignatian Spirituality throughout their lives.

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce this year's awardees:

Hearts on Fire Award

Ann Holmquist, EdD

Ann is an educational leader with a long-standing commitment to Catholic education. After many years of catechetical and parish ministry Ann became a high school teacher, first at St. Bonaventure in Ventura, then as campus minister and faculty member at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada. For the past eleven years Ann has been at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, where she currently serves as Vice President for Mission; a role that allows her to serve in a wide variety of leadership capacities aimed at building communities of reconciliation, justice and hope. 


Ann holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Theology and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from Loyola Marymount University.  Ann and her husband Robert, whom she met, and married at LMU in 1979, have four adult children and are grandparents of six grandsons.

Writer's award in spirituality

Fr. Williams, S.J. is known to all as simply “Monty”. His background and interest in spirituality and culture come across in the classes that he presents at Regis College.


His work in spirituality and direction started in his formation as a Jesuit in the early seventies. In the summers he can usually be found giving retreats and workshops throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and North America. His work includes teaching workshops, retreat and spiritual direction, and facilitation in discernment. 


The author of several books he is most noted at LIS for co-authoring the two volume film series guide Finding God In the Dark: Taking the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to the Movies.

Event details

More information regarding Hearts on Fire 2020 will be available soon. Tickets go on sale March 1st. Please join our mailing list to be kept up to date on this and all other LIS events.


We look forward to seeing you on May 3rd!

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