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.
The Reception of Laudato Si' October 19 Join us for a virtual panel on the Reception of Laudato Si’ with Daniel Horan, OFM, PhD and María Teresa Dávila, PhD, part of the Center for Spirituality’s Fall Endowed Lecture Series. The Signs of the Times and Laudato Sí October 29 Join us for a virtual, interdisciplinary panel of Saint Mary’s College faculty on the Signs of the Times and Laudato Sí, part of the Center for Spirituality’s Fall Endowed Lecture Series.
Office Location and Hours
We are located in Spes Unica 118. Beginning the week of August 17, 2020, the office will be physically open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. At other times, the staff will be working remotely and can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (574) 284-4636.
Past CFS lectures are now available to watch from your computer. Click on Lecture Videos to see our online offerings.