In the spirit of St. Francis, who inspired us to live out the Gospel values daily, Campus Ministry seeks to inspire students, faculty, and staff to integrate faith with life through a holistic educational approach to the development of faith, spirituality, and the quest for truth for the good of society (Ex Corde Ecclesiae 30).
Inspired by Christian principles, we seek to empower students to live their Christian vocation through the core values of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University: Service, Reverence and Love for all of Life, Joyfulness of Spirit, Humility, and Justice. Students are encouraged to adopt the spirit of St. Francis and participate in the many opportunities to engage in Campus Ministry.
Walk with the Me is an invitation from Campus Ministry to students, faculty and staff to walk to our weekly mass held in the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Chapel (Rosary Chapel) at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The mass is immediately followed by food and fellowship. The Rosary Chapel offers mass Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m. and at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The chapel is located on the first floor of the Medical Center and is open daily from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Students of all faiths are encouraged to attend mass and/or visit the chapel for meditation and prayer.
The University offers an Oratory in the Administration Building, 5414 Brittany Drive, for students, faculty and staff to reflect, meditate, or pray. The Oratory is open Monday – Friday from 8 – 4:30 p.m. Monday, Rosary and Communion Service at 11:30 a.m.; Adoration during Lent and Advent.
Campus Ministry offers two Bible Study days to meet the time constraints of all students. Join us in the Reflection Room on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm and Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 for prayer, reflection on scripture, and dialogue. What is God speaking to you today through these sacred texts? How can you live out the sacred words? Who wrote these texts and to whom? What is the overall spiritual message for me?
Campus Ministry offers opportunities for our diverse faith traditions to come together to pray and understand each other’s traditions through prayer opportunities, dialogue, and gatherings. Finding Common Ground, Agape Dinners and family events are just a few opportunities for people of all faith traditions to engage with one another.
Campus Ministry offers opportunities for the students, faculty, and staff to deepen their spirituality through retreat experiences. Two retreats a year will be offered.
The Busy Person’s Retreat is offered in the fall. It is ideal for students, faculty, and staff with busy schedules looking for spiritual experiences while on campus. It is designed to engage participants in personal scripture reflection and prayer, provides one-on-one spiritual direction for 30 minutes with a spiritual director, over a five-day period.
Discovery I AM is offered in the spring. It is an opportunity for deeper spiritual reflection Students searching for a time to reflect on their spirituality through talks and guided reflection will benefit from this experience. It is designed to help students realize their gifts and their vocational call, while developing their spirituality.
The University sponsors quarterly University Masses throughout the academic year specifically for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. Students of all faiths are encouraged to attend University Masses.
The University organizes events throughout the year to deepen our understanding of its Franciscan heritage and to enhance campus-wide opportunities for worship.
Campus Ministry offers two student lead organizations to promote ministerial programs on campus.
Franciscan Student Fellowship: The purpose of the Franciscan Student Fellowship is to minister to the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University community. The organization is founded on the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady philosophy, which seeks to extend the ministry of Jesus Christ through care, compassion, respect and understanding for all people. The organization meets its goals by conducting ministerial activities, such as devotionals, Bible studies, support groups and community service.
Catholic College Student Association: The Catholic College Student Association (CCAS) is a student-run organization that provides students of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University with spiritual, intellectual, social, and service opportunities to live out their Catholic faith. The organization provides liturgical ministry, prayer, Pro-life community engagement, and outreach to Catholic High Schools, Parishes, Retreats, and Diocesan Collaboration. It seeks to help students live out their baptismal call. CCAS encourages participation from students, faculty, and staff.