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 and become more authentically held through open & honest engagement with one another.
Campus Ministry sponsors campus-wide events for interreligious engagement, including Religious Diversity Day in September, and monthly Interfaith Voices and Views forums. We partner with the Interfaith Coalition, Muslim Student Association, and Hillel to offer interfaith learning and service opportunities. Students with shared backgrounds/interests may join organizations that sponsor prayer, study and social activities on campus. Those with particular interests may initiate the formation of other groups.
World Prayers, a multi-faith space for compassionate focus on situations of struggle and conflict around the globe, is held weekly in the Connelly Center. 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 prayer or worship opportunities at nearby churches, synagogues, temples or mosques. Seekers outside the bounds of traditional religious belonging are invited to explore questions of truth and meaning through groups such as Seeking Space.
For more information, contact Rev. Julie Sheetz, Campus Minister for Ecumenical and Interfaith Outreach.