Villanova’s Augustinian heritage embraces the search for meaning that is at the heart of the human journey. We in Campus Ministry believe that the identities & practices of people of all faith backgrounds, as well as those who do not identify religiously, will be deepened through open & honest dialogue and interaction with one another.
In partnership with student organizations like the Interfaith Coalition, Muslim Student Association, and Hillel, Campus Ministry sponsors numerous campus-wide events for interreligious engagement (see below). Students with shared backgrounds/interests may join organizations that sponsor prayer, study and social activities on campus. Seekers of all faiths, as well as those outside the bounds of traditional religious belonging, are invited to explore questions of truth and meaning through ongoing events such as Food for Thought, or to work for social change through Villanova Interfaith Activism.
Christians of diverse traditions participate in Common Ground, a weekly ecumenical Protestant worship service on Sunday evenings, while Muslim Jummah prayers are offered every Friday. Exploration of one’s interior life through mindfulness meditation or spiritual direction is also available. Those looking for a particular faith community may also participate in off-campus prayer or worship opportunities at nearby churches, synagogues, temples or mosques. For more information, contact Rev. Julie Sheetz, Campus Minister for Ecumenical and Interfaith Outreach.