Frequently Asked Questions
Each weekday whoever wishes gathers in the Chapel at 8:15 AM for less than 15 minutes to praise God who woke us up and started us on our way. It is a time to give thanks, pray for any needs we may have and center our minds, bodies and spirits to be the best we can be all day at Xavier. All are welcome!
How’s your prayer life? What is your relationship with God like? Could you use improvement in one or both? If your answer is “yes”, you could use spiritual direction, a one-on-one form of pastoral counseling that focuses on you and God. It is a conversation about how you encountering God in your life.
Deacon Vincent is a trained spiritual director who is willing to help. He will be located in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel on Thursdays from 12:30 until 2:00 PM to be of assistance to you. Please feel free to visit with him.
Prayer is a central element of spirituality and spiritual development. Periodically we invite those interested to gather for about 45 min. and talk about praying.
For these conversations, we talk about ways that we pray, how we focus, aids to centering, how to deal with distractions, etc. Faculty, staff, and students of all faith traditions are invited to come and just listen to the conversation or to participate. This is not a prayer meeting and there is no pressure to join in the conversation.
What have you done lately to strengthen your spirituality? This is a 45 min. opportunity. Are you really too busy?
CRS student ambassadors (Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States) are students who are passionate about global social justice issues and have been trained by the CRS and are supported by their programs, resources, and staff. The XU student ambassadors are members of a community of college students from across the country and through our Campus Ministry Office, provide leadership at Xavier in:
- Learning about the plight of the world’s poor
- Training peers on global justice issues
- Mobilizing the campus to act for the recognition and respect of the poor’s inherent dignity through legislative advocacy
- Standing in solidarity with the poor through prayer and faith-formation experiences
- Growing in faith while engaging the campus in response to urgent needs around the world
We are eager to have others join us. Please contact our leaders: President: Dominique Savoy, Secretary: Bryan Redmond or the Campus Ministry Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.