University Ministry provides many different options for spiritual growth. We strive to live spiritually-enriched lives by praising the Creator, affirming the human dignity of each and every person, working for justice, protecting equality and peace, engaging in conversation, exploring our religious and faith traditions and beliefs, celebrating creation, diversity and creativity, recognizing the sacramental nature of all life, and praying consistently for love to overcome our hearts.
2019-2020 Stritch Franciscan Value of the Year
The 2019-2020 Stritch Franciscan Value of the Year is 'Reverencing all of Creation'.
We do this through:
- Fostering a simple lifestyle and responsible stewardship.
- Preserving the environment.
- Respecting all creatures.
Faith and Fellowship/Spiritual Development Celebrations are held throughout the year acknowledging the influence of St. Francis, Clare, and other Franciscans who have inspired us.
Anyone is welcome at any University Ministry sponsored event regardless of their faith tradition.
One way we assist with spiritual growth is gathering as a community to grow and explore our spirituality, faith, and fellowship through retreats. A retreat is an event where a group of people withdraw from their daily lives to pray, fellowship, rest, and reflect so that they can focus on God, themselves, and one another.
Working for social justice is an essential component of a life of faith. Our Catholic tradition articulates this call through Catholic Social Teaching. We invite you to join as we commit acts of service, advocacy, and learning so that our faith may be truly authentic. University Ministry offers Alternative Spring Break as a way to facilitate opportunities for students.