One Spirit, One Team, One Community
At Villanova University, the word “community” signifies the connection of all Villanovans to one another. It also represents the link between Villanova and the world. This bond drives the more than 12-year relationship between the University’s student-athletes and Episcopal Community Services’ St. Barnabas Mission. Every week they visit the women and children shelter in Philadelphia to give mothers a break by playing with the children and developing relationships with the families. The partnership that has been created between the Athletics Department and Campus Ministry for the St. Barnabas trip is an invaluable opportunity for student-athletes to get into the community and be involved in service with fellow Villanovans.