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Care for the Entire Person

Have you heard the term cura personalis? It’s not just another old Latin phrase here at SLU; it’s an expression that forms the core of how we nurture spiritual life in our community.

The words translate to "care for the entire person” and that idea guides the Department of Campus Ministry at Saint Louis University.

Visit us at the Eckelkamp Center for Campus Ministry on West Pine Mall, just west of the clock tower, to learn more about growing your faith, supporting social justice and integrating spirituality into your everyday life. Guided by the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, SLU campus ministry welcomes and serves students of all religious backgrounds and traditions.

SLU's campus ministers provide individualized attention to your needs, respect your challenges and bring a thoughtful appreciation for everyone’s experiences and beliefs.

That’s what Ignatian spirituality is about.


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2018 Fresh Look

Fresh Look is a retreat for Saint Louis University freshmen students, and is led by selected SLU sophomore student leaders. It is hosted by SLU's Department of Campus Ministry. This retreat will take place September 21-23, 2018 at SLU's Manresa Center (4012 Washington Ave, 63103). Please contact Campus Minister Jim ( with any questions, or you can visit the Eckelkamp Center for Campus Ministry for more information.

Register for the 2018 Fresh Look

2018 Nature Retreat

Held at Babler State Park October 5-7, the Nature Retreat is a chance to explore the wonders of God’s creation while hiking, stargazing and celebrating around a campfire with friends. Experience peace and rejuvenation as you pray, reflect and rest in the beauty of nature, and consider the ethics of care for our common home and for those whose environment is fragile and at risk. Contact Patrick Cousins at for more information.

Register for the 2018 Nature Retreat

2018 Connections Retreat

Connections is a retreat that invites students to explore themes such as relationships, shame, vulnerability, sexuality and more, all while discussing how God is present in these areas of your life. For info, contact Robby at

Register for the 2018 Connections Retreat

2019 Spring Break Immersion Program

Registration is now open for the 2019 Spring Break Immersion Program. Visit Campus Ministry's Immersion website to learn more and apply, or contact Michelle Verner at for more information. Come to one of our info sessions to learn more and talk to past participants - September 20 from 6-7pm and September 26 from 6-7pm, both in Wuller Hall. Applications are due October 7.