About the Center

Our mission

Spirituality is not just an academic focus here; it's a way of life. Find spiritual nourishment and growth through the Center for Spirituality (CFS). Founded in 1984, CFS was the first center of its kind established in the US. Our lectures, seminars, retreats, and other programming reminds us that life of the mind and life of the spirit are intimately connected and mutually enriching.

"The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart. While we prepare useful citizens for society, we shall likewise do our utmost to prepare citizens for eternal life." ~ Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau

CFS engages issues at the interface of faith and reason. Scholars convene to lead the community in discussion of critical issues related to spirituality. Projects such as the Catholic Common Ground Initiative invite the college community to discuss issues of concern as they arise. Incorporating the voices of persons who are poor, oppressed, or otherwise marginalized by society is a key component of the Center's mission.  

Our Staff

Associate Director: Michelle Egan, mlegan@saintmarys.edu
Administrative Assistant: Kathy Guthrie, kguthrie@saintmarys.edu