Campus Ministry offers a variety of events throughout the academic year that build community, foster spiritual growth, and promote awareness.
Are you stressed out and feel like you are going through the motions without any purpose? Are you feeling distracted and un-able to focus when trying to complete tasks? Are you interested in “unplugging” once in a while? If yes, maybe the practice of mindfulness could help! A recent Time Magazine cover story stated: “If distraction is the pre-eminent condition of our age, then mindfulness, in the eyes of its enthusiasts, is the most logical response.” Try it out right here on campus today!
Health Service Building Room 200
Tuesdays 8:15am-8:45am & Thursdays 5pm-5:25pm
St. Rita of Cascia Community Room
Did you ever consider doing a year of service after graduation?
Villanova has one of the highest numbers of seniors who go on to do a year of service in the nation!
Most programs give you valuable job experience, room, board, health insurance and a modest stipend---and an experience that will transform you for life!
For more information, contact Brian McCabe, Campus Minster for Outreach and Student Formation, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to ice storm and power outages on campus, we have rescheduled the February Escape.
This Escape weekend will now be held April 11-13. If you were scheduled to attend the February weekend or if you were waitlisted for it, you can contact Amanda Nwosu (email@example.com), to request your space on the April weekend
If you cannot attend the April 11-13 retreat, we encourage you to consider the April 5th 'Day of Escape', a one day experience run by Campus Ministry Interns designed to give students the Escape experience over a single day rather than a weekend. The cost of that retreat is $10. If you have already paid for a full weekend, we will refund you the other $40.
We appreciate your patience and understanding regarding Escape. We hope to see you all in April! If you are not able to attend the weekend of April 11-13 or the Day of Escape on April 5th, please let us know and we will refund your payment.
Contact one of your CMI's or John Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
In the spirit of St. Augustine who urged his followers to search for God together, consider next Sunday's readings which repeatedly call us to holiness. Yet, in what does holiness consist? The first reading from Leviticus tells us “You shall not bear hatred for your brother in your heart…Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against anyone.” Then in the gospel we hear the familiar commands, “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Are these commandments describing what holiness looks like? Perhaps holiness involves gradually relinquishing the resentment that leads to an interior cycle of blame, hatred, and revenge. Perhaps holiness is the ongoing practice of abandoning the self-righteousness that distorts our perception, such that our sisters seem to be enemies and our neighbors, persecutors. Where is resentment or self-righteousness interfering with our relationships today?
Interested in Getting Involved with Campus Ministry? We offer over 50 programs that are sure to fit every personality and lifestyle!