Center for Spirituality

Center for Spirituality


Founded in 1984 with generous support from the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the Center for Spirituality offers programs that promote the engagement between faith and reason and the connection between mind, body, and spirit. Spirituality at the Center is discussed as an academic discipline and as a way of life and includes individual and social dimensions of spirituality.  We draw on intellectual resources in the Catholic and Christian heritage as well as how individuals practice faith in their daily lives to develop critical conversations around contemporary religious issues, especially as they relate to women’s experience. 

Opportunities include: annual fall and spring lecture series on designated themes; the Madeleva Lecture given annually by a prestigious female scholar of religion; and for students, the Real Life Project in vocation, inviting women in small groups to discuss the ways in which faith intersects with their future careers.

Upcoming Events

CFS Annual Summer Seminar with Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS
June 9-12, 2019

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34th Madeleva Lecture
Theologizing in an Insurgent Key, Subverting Violence Against Women
Dr. Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Women of the Church: A Catholic Leadership Conference
Oct. 18-20, 2019
More details to come about this exciting opportunity!
Click to read an excellent article published in America magazine on women in the Catholic Church



Past CFS lectures are now available to watch from your computer. Click on Lecture Videos to see our online offerings.

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