From your first days at Villanova—whether you’re a student, faculty or staff—we are here to help you foster greater and deeper connections within yourself and within our community. We invite you, no matter your background or faith tradition, to grow in your connection to the spirit, meaning and purpose. Through retreats, residential and group-specific ministries, individual spiritual direction and more, we walk beside you on your journey.

Growing Spiritually

Our programs and weekly experiences allow you to explore individually or with a group as you grow spiritually.

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Sports & Spirituality

All student-athletes are invited to connect with themselves and their teammates through the lenses of play, sports and competition in a safe and open environment.

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Retreats bring together students from all faith backgrounds to step back from their routine, reflect on their spiritual values, share stories and understanding.

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Centering prayers and mindfulness practices cultivate a place of rest and attentive presence in the midst of our busy and distracted lives. These practices are shown to have positive impacts on our physical and mental health. 


Living Communally

Villanova invites you to engage spiritually in communion with others through our varied opportunities.

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Hispanic & Latine Ministry

Villanova offers opportunities for worship, community-building and service through and within the experience of Hispanic and Latin American Catholicism and other faith traditions. 

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Faith Sharing

As part of residential ministry, we invite students to engage in a small-group setting to talk about the everyday challenges of student life, including relationships, decision making, faith and spirituality.

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If you identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and want to meet other queer individuals in a safe and confidential location, attend Oasis’s bi-weekly meetings. For more information contact Fr. Joseph Calderone via email.