Ash Wednesday Reflection
In the chapel on campus on Wednesday, the priest said that there are five senses we must have to live in Christ - sentir, pensar, obrar, perdonar, y amar - we must feel, we must think, we must work, we must forgive, and we must love. These five actions are the sum of how we should try to live - of course, for Christ, but moreover for each other. In Lent, I think this idea of five senses for...
I am also studying abroad this semester, but in Madrid. I arrived earlier this week and after a wonderful tour of the city by campus ambassadors, my friends and I found a beautiful cathedral from the 16th century. A link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jerónimo_el_Real So awesome, right? Can you imagine the thousands- millions?- of Catholics throughout the centuries who have celebrated the...
I’m leading my CLC tomorrow and I can’t wait! I’ll be guiding my small group in reflection over a Gospel passage. I’m taking it from the daily readings, because it fits so well with the time of Advent. Here’s the passage: Jesus said to his disciples: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one...
Spirit of Community
60 Saint Louis University freshmen sat silently in darkness in a dining hall in Babler State Park this weekend. Then, through the darkness, one voice filled in the phrase, “Being poor is…” with an expression of his or her own poverty. 59 other voices followed, and community began because the freshmen were vulnerable enough to share their own weakness. A lot of the retreat...
We have all known a long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is love...– Dorothy Day, cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement
Micah Retreat- A weekend to remember
I just returned from the Micah Community Freshman Retreat! It was an awe-inspiring weekend focused on building an intentional community with Micah freshman. Since I might be getting ahead of myself, here’s some background- The Micah Program is unique to Saint Louis University out of the entire nation. It is a freshman community in which students live together, serve together, study...
Campus Kitchen →
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CLC Campus Kitchen Event!
Yesterday, six students (including myself) who are part of the SLU Christian Life Community went to work at Campus Kitchen. Campus Kitchen is a program that prepares food for local shelters with food from local grocers and the university dining program. It’s basically a great recycling/re-purposing program. We made salad, egg bake, a GIANT fruit salad, sandwiches, fruit trays, and baked...
Homeboy Industries →
trish-slu: Eric Church’s country tune, anyone? That’s what came to my mind first with the name Homeboy Industries. The song may be catchy, but this ministry is revolutionary. Click the underlined “Homeboy Industries” above to check it out. Below is Father Greg.
Trish: Connect! →
trish-slu: First, a quick introduction! My name is Trish, and I’m a sophomore Nursing student at SLU. I’m from a small town in Kansas where my parents, my sister, and my puppy Sparky (who looks like Toto from the Wizard of Oz) live. Second, you should know that I truly LOVE the Saint Louis University…
Julia: Hello! →
juliaann-slu: Welcome to the SLU Campus Ministry blog! My name is Julia, and I am a sophomore studying Psychology and Spanish. To give you a little more information about me, I am a member of the Christian Life Community (fondly known as CLC) Program through Campus Ministry, and am also on the Companion…
Humility is connecting, not competing.– Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Ministries, at the Oct 30th 9 p.m. Mass (via trish-slu)