Center for Spirituality & Discernment

Spirituality & Discernment

We seek to meet each person wherever they are on their journey—in life and in faith. As we take time to search for meaning in our lives it feels good to gather together and support each other. We live in a rushed world of too much noise, activity and responsibility. We don’t have the time, space or even “know how” to listen to the deepest parts of ourselves. In this world of growing speed, complexity and quick action, it is easy to lose touch with the wisdom of God deep within each of us. We invite you to deepen your spirituality and to find support in making decisions thoughtfully and wisely. We offer this through prayer practice sessions, retreats, small group sharing opportunities, religious fellowships, interfaith gatherings and education around making life choices.

We invite you into a space where you are encouraged to pause and reflect on your life. Developing a life of interiority, which Augustine prized so highly, can allow us to live our lives more consciously and develop a discerning ear toward the voice of God within. We know that we all live with our own restlessness, and yet together we can channel our restless energy into positive and constructive expressions of community.  We offer students, staff and faculty a safe and trusting environment where prayer can be practiced and stories of faith can be shared. We reverence the life journeys of all and believe that it is the mind and heart open to ourselves and others that finds God. In our search for God together we find friends who can be with us as we struggle for meaning and growth. All of us long for peace and joy. It is when we take note of the ups and downs of our life experiences and hear the stories of others that we can discover what peace and joy means for us personally. Sometimes we need to develop a daily awareness and sometimes we need to get away into nature and clear out our minds enough to truly listen. Sometimes it is about listening to the heart of another and letting that heart and mind touch our own. We want to meet you wherever you are. Bring your questions and your truths. There is room for both. Add some friendship and discussions and in all this we find our way.

[610] 519–4080

cmcommunication@villanova.edu

St. Rita Hall
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

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Alleluia! Alleluia! In the spirit of St. Augustine, let us consider the Gospel for Divine Mercy Sunday as we continue to celebrate the Easter season. The Gospel opens with a picture of us, Christ’s disciples: afraid, doubting, locked up. Oftentimes, like the disciples in the Gospel, I find it difficult to understand the significance and beauty of Christ’s Death and Resurrection. I am happy on Easter Sunday, but am not sure how to celebrate the other 50 days of Easter. In that doubt and confusion, I have a tendency to turn inwards in my faith. For Jesus, this must make very little sense. However, in His infinite and compassionate mercy, He comes to His disciples and simply offers us peace. As we approach Divine Mercy Sunday, may we be aware of the simplicity and necessity of Christ’s peace, which is given to us as freely as each breath we take.

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One-Day Decision Making retreat
Sunday, March 23rd

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March 28-30

A Day of Escape for Freshmen
April 5

Freshman Escape
April 11-13

Connections Retreat
June 27-29