Spirituality

Woman at sea staring into distance

Campus Ministry welcomes you to deepen your spirituality both in groups and as an individual. We offer weekly Centering Prayer and Mindfulness sessions, where participants engage in meditative practices within the presence of God. Qigong is a movement meditation and will be offered as a six-week series. Our new Sports & Spirituality Ministry invites athletes to connect their mind, body, and spirit as they live their vocation as student athletes. Paying attention to God while being accompanied with a spiritual companion is available through Spiritual Direction. The Catholic Student Association and FIAT include Catholic devotional practices. Retreats are also communal ways of exploring your spirituality. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, we welcome you as we search together.

Centering Prayer

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Centering prayer is space for quiet, meditative prayer that cultivates a place of rest and attentive presence in the midst of our busy and distracted lives.  We gather in a small group and sit quietly together.  

Our gathering times for the Spring semester are Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:45-1:15PM in the St. Rita Hall Community Room.

Please join us.  No previous experience with centering prayer or meditation is necessary.

Mindfulness

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Mindfulness meditation is the practice of focusing on the present moment and developing an increased awareness of experiences as they happen. Research shows that participating in mindfulness techniques can improve life-quality, with positive outcomes reported for work performance, mental health, and physical well-being. Reduced stress, reduced blood pressure, and improved sleep patterns are just some of the health benefits reported by those practicing mindfulness on a regular basis. 

As a member of the Villanova community, we invite you to join us for Mindful Mondays. Sessions run every Monday from 12:45–1:15PM in the St. Rita Community Room (Main level in the former chapel). Each session is facilitated by a member of the Villanova Community, who guides participants in a mindfulness meditation.  Everyone is welcome, and no registration is required. 

Weekly Devotional Prayers

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   Rosary (student led) 
      Tuesday and Wednesday—5PM Corr Chapel

   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 
      Monday, Wednesday, Friday—11:30AM-1:30PM Monastery Chapel

      Monday—7-8PM Corr Chapel

   Divine Mercy Chaplet
      Friday—3PM Corr Chapel

Spiritual Direction

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Perhaps it is time for you to be more intentional about growing in your relationship with God. Do you want to discover who God is for you in a deeper way?  Spiritual direction is a time-tested tool that can help you to do this. You can meet once a month for one hour with a certified spiritual director. During this session you would be guided to notice how God is moving in your life and how you can receive God's love and respond with integrity and generosity. If there is a desire in you to grow in your faith and prayer practice, you can contact Linda Jaczynski, Director of the Center for Spirituality and Discernment. She is trained in the art of spiritual direction at the Jesuit Center in Wernersville, PA, and is also certified in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Linda Jaczynski, Director, Center for Spirituality & Discernment.

Sports and Spirituality


In the spirit of Villanova’s motto, "veritas, unitas, caritas," the Sports & Spirituality program seeks to provide opportunities for all student-athletes, regardless of faith or spiritual tradition, to connect with themselves and their teammates through the lenses of play, sports, and competition. Reflections, retreats, and other opportunities invite student-athletes to enrich their spiritual lives through personal prayer and reflection, conversation and sharing with teammates, and exploring their love for sports.  Contact David Walsh for more information.

Bible Study at Villanova

Bible Study at Villanova

6:30 - 8:00 pm    
Rosemont Room
Connelly Center

(Renewal College Fellowship)

6:30 - 8:00 pm    
Rosemont Room, Connelly Center 
(Renewal College Fellowship)

7:00 pm              
Devon Room,
Connelly Center 
(Grace Covenant Church)

 

6:30 - 8:00 pm
Rosemont Room
Connelly Center

(Renewal College Fellowship)

7:00 pm
Devon Room
Connelly Center

(Grace Covenant Church)