Spiritual Life

A Holy Cross education is rooted in Jesus’ mission which affirms that God created each of us in love, for love. As people of God we are accountable to and responsible for each other. At Saint Mary’s College you will join a community that lives this mission. While engaged in critical thinking, interdisciplinary learning, enriching social interaction, and faith-deepening prayer, Saint Mary’s women continue to develop their gifts and talents. This holistic experience prepares you for meaningful work as you discover new and empowering ways to live in the world community and make a positive difference.

You’ll enjoy a vital spiritual life on Saint Mary’s campus. We are a Catholic women’s college interested in contemporary religious concerns, and we also have a great tradition of celebrating Catholic liturgy. We promote issues of social justice and provide life-changing service opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally. It’s an opportunity for you to challenge your beliefs and grow in your spirituality.

 A spirit-filled community
You’ll find students, faculty, and staff from all faith backgrounds on campus. Moral and ethical discussions take place in a respectful and supportive atmosphere, whether they’re part of a religious studies class or a faith-sharing group.

Chapels on campus
Church of Our Lady of Loretto
Regina Chapel, Regina Hall
Holy Spirit Chapel, Le Mans Hall
Sacred Heart Chapel, Holy Cross Hall
Our Lady of Wisdom Chapel, McCandless Hall

Area churches and houses of worship
Campus Ministry can provide you with a listing for the local area, no matter what your faith tradition.