Campus Ministry

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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Register now for the 2017 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.  The retreat will take place Friday-Sunday, November 3-5, 2017 at Manresa Retreat Center. Contact Robby Francis at for more information.

Register for the Connections Retreat

Register now for the 2018 Ignatian Retreat

Ignatian Silent Retreat January 9-13, 2018 at Manresa. This retreat offers an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. During the retreat, participants are invited to explore the Ignatian style of prayer by reflecting inward and taking a closer look at their own individual experiences of God through the use of imagination and scripture. The retreat is directed by two retreat leaders and participants will also meet individually with a spiritual director to reflect upon and discuss their prayer experiences Cost is $50. For more information contact Christy Hicks ( or 314-977-9778.

Register for the Ignatian Retreat

Register now for the 2018 Immersion Program

The immersion program challenges students to build communities that stand in solidarity with people on the margins, engage diverse expressions of spirituality and work for justice. The immersions this year run March 10-17, 2018 (unless otherwise noted on the immersion page). For more information contact Michelle Verner ( or Jen Petruso (, Immersion Program coordinators, or call (314) 977-2425.

Register for the 2018 Immersion Program

2017 Memorial Mass

Each year on the Feast of All Souls (Nov. 2), the Saint Louis University community gathers in prayer at a Memorial Mass to remember loved ones who have died in the last year. This year the Memorial Mass will be celebrated at noon on Thursday, Nov. 2, in Saint Francis Xavier College Church. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the University are encouraged to attend. In addition, all are invited to submit the names of deceased loved ones to be intentionally prayed for at this Mass. For more information about the University Memorial Mass  or name submission, contact Campus Ministry liturgy coordinator Erin Schmidt (

Submit names to the Memorial Mass Remembrance form