Spirituality

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Campus Ministry welcomes you to deepen your spirituality both in groups and as an individual. We offer weekly Centering Prayer and Mindfulness sessions, where participants engage in meditative practices within the presence of God. Qigong is a movement meditation and will be offered as a six-week series. Our new Sports & Spirituality Ministry invites athletes to connect their mind, body, and spirit as they live their vocation as student athletes. Paying attention to God while being accompanied with a spiritual companion is available through Spiritual Direction. The Catholic Student Association and FIAT include Catholic devotional practices. Retreats are also communal ways of exploring your spirituality. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, we welcome you as we search together.

Prayer and Meditation for Difficult Times

Prayer and mindfulness meditation practices have proven to be a source of comfort and calm during difficult times. We offer you the resources below. May they bring you peace.

Contemplative Outreach resource on Centering Prayer

Calm Clarity: A MindHacker’s Guide to Calming Anxiety, Mindfulness Practices 

YouTube resources by Fr. Thomas Keating, Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hahn, Tara Brach, Pema Chodron

On Campus Spiritual Practices 

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Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is space for quiet, meditative prayer that cultivates a place of rest and attentive presence in the midst of our busy and distracted lives. We gather in a small group and sit quietly together. We invite you to join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:45-1:15 PM in the St. Rita Hall Community Room. All are welcome.

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Spiritual Direction

Do you want to discover who God is for you in a deeper way? Spiritual direction is a time-tested tool that can help you do this. You can meet with a certified spiritual director once a month for one hour. During this session you would be guided to notice how God is moving in your life and how you can receive God's love and respond with integrity and generosity. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Linda Jaczynski.

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a practice of focusing on the present moment and developing an increased awareness of experiences as they happen. Research has shown that mindfulness can improve quality of life, work performance, mental health, and physical well-being. We invite you to join us for mindfulness on Mondays from 12:45-1:15 PM in the St. Rita Community Room. All are welcome.

Jummah Prayer

All are welcome to attend Jummah, Muslim congregational prayer, held every Friday, 1:30 – 2:00 PM. A sermon is offered by a local imam, followed by traditional prayer. Prayer Room - John Barry Hall (2nd floor). Co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Association and Campus Ministry.