Care for the Entire Person
Have you heard the term cura personalis? It’s not just another old Latin phrase here at Saint Louis University; it’s an expression that forms the core of how we nurture spiritual life in our community.
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2021 Baccalaureate Mass — May 16, 2021, 5 p.m. (CST)
2021 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ)
Applications are open now to join SLU's delegation to the 2021 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. Each fall semester, members of SLU's delegation prepare for this amazing opportunity to learn, reflect, pray, network, advocate and explore the important connections between faith and justice. The teach-in is a community where you will be empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged and affirmed in your work for Gospel-centered social change. Contact Jim Roach or Patrick Cousins for more information. Applications are due by Monday, May 3 at 11:59 p.m.
Sunday Mass at Saint Louis University
Our Sunday evening Mass takes place virtually every week at 8 p.m at College Church.
The Mass is live-streamed on the SLU Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.
We are now able to allow a limited number of students to attend the Sunday 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Student Masses: visit https://tinyurl.com/SLUCMMASS21 to register for the semester or contact Campus Minister Erin Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Other Mass Options
Please note that all those within the Archdiocese of St. Louis are dispensed from their in-person Sunday obligation. For those who would like an in-person option for Mass as well, please see the schedule below. Please note that you must register to attend Mass at Saint Francis Xavier College Church.
To RSVP to attend any of these Sunday Masses, please go to: https://sfxstl.org.
10:30 a.m. (Livestream available)
10:30 a.m. – Outdoor communion
Monday-Friday at 7:15 am, noon and 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 10:45 a.m. – noon.
All chapels in the residence halls are currently open for personal prayer. Please wear masks and observe physical distancing. The Eucharist will be reserved in the tabernacles the week after the first Sunday 8 p.m. Mass.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis also has opportunities for in-person Sunday Mass. Located at 4431 Lindell Blvd., just four blocks west of Lindell Boulevard and Vandeventer Avenue. Mass times include:
Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday Vigil Mass
Sunday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 5 p.m.
Message to the SLU Community about Racism
“Racism is not one sin among many; it is a radical evil.”
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Brothers and Sisters to Us
The Department of Campus Ministry at Saint Louis University acknowledges that the recent deaths of our fellow Americans, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, continue to reveal racial injustice and inequity in our world, in our country, in our city, and yes, even at our University.
We are committed to listening to and supporting our community through our shared prayer and by creating spaces for critical reflection. We condemn the marginalization of any members of the SLU family and affirm the sacred dignity of all persons as made in the image and likeness of God.
We acknowledge, we lament, and we repent the sin of racism.
In preparing the resources below, we encourage the members of our community to pray, listen, learn and act – leading to what St. Ignatius describes as “the more” – the magis. How can we reject racism and work aggressively to remove racism and change the systems that enable racism?
- Black Lives Matter Healing Justice Working Group – Healing In Action: A Toolkit for Black Lives Matter
- American Psychological Association: Discrimination: What it is and how to cope
- Emotionally Restorative Self-Care: People of Color – Black People – African Americans with Brandi Jackson Wellness
- Filling our Cups: 4 Ways People of Color can Foster Mental Health and Practice Restorative Healing
- Grief is a direct impact of racism: Eight Ways to Support Yourself
- National Museum of African American History and Culture – Talking About Race: Self-Care
- 12 Black Mental Health and Wellness Resources to Follow on Instagram Black
- Killing of George Floyd exposes blind spot on racism, Catholic advocates say
- Black Catholic women: voice embodied
- How Can Catholics Help Lead the Fight against Racism?
- The Ignatian Witness to Truth in a Climate of Injustice – Fr. Bryan Massingale
- How the Church can Combat Racism and White Privilege - Fr. Bryan Massingale
- The Assumptions of White Privilege and What We Can Do About It - Fr. Bryan Massingale
- A Pastoral Letter to the Nation: Pentecost Amidst Police Brutality, Pandemic, and Poverty – Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
- For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies
- Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and Racism - Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ
- On Being with Krista Tippett
- Black Catholic Syllabus curated by Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt
- Racial Justice and the Catholic Church by Fr. Bryan Massingale · Antiracism: An Introduction by Alex Zamalin
- How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
- I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
- The Bridge Called My Back, Writings by Radical Women of Color edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa
- My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
- Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, 4th Edition, edited by Maurianne Adams, Warren J. Blumenfeld, D. Chase J. Catalano, Keri “Safire” DeJong, Heather W. Hackman, Larissa E. Hopkins, Barbara J. Love, Madeline L. Peters, Davey Shlasko, & Ximena Zuniga
- Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy by Beth Berila
- The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone
- Songs of Our Hearts, Meditations of Our Souls: Prayers for Black Catholics by C. Vanessa White
- 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
- Antiracism Learning Opportunities through Enrich Chicago
- Antiracist Toolkit for Teachers and Researchers
- Anti-racist resources for white people
- Anguish and Action toolkit (from Obama Foundation)
- People’s History from Howard Zinn (with weekly emails if you sign up)
- Racial Equity Tools
- Racial Healing Conversation Guide (AAC&U TRHT initiative)
- Resources for Educators Focusing on Antiracist Learning and Teaching
- Southern Poverty Law Center: Teaching Tolerance Toolkit
- Southern Poverty Law Center: Active Hate Map
- Talking About Race: Being Antiracist
- Toolkit for Teaching about Racism
- White Fragility
- White Fragility Flowchart
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
Resources for Prayer in this Time of Pandemic
Please join us in finding those ways that you connect with your spiritual life during this time. If you are looking for individual conversation with a campus minister, please feel free to email staff directly or email@example.com and we will set up a time with you.
- Online Masses and Prayer Resources from the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus
- Pray as You Stay
- A Coronavirus Prayer
- Examen for Life During Covid-19
- Pope Francis’ prayer to Mary during the Coronavirus Pandemic
- A Meditation for the Anxious During Covid-19
- ISN Coronavirus webpage
- USCCB COVID-19 prayers and resources
- Xavier University - Prayers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Discernment in the Cave - An Ignatian Digital Retreat for A Pandemic from the Jesuits
- Ignatian Solidary Network Coronavirus Prayers and Reflections
- Imagine: A Guide to Jesuit Prayer Podcast
- Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcasts with Laura McInerny
- On Being podcasts with Krista Tippett - A Care Package for Uncertain Times
- Love Letter to Earth (Laudato Si 5th Anniversary Event video)
- 'Attention Is the Beginning of Devotion' - article on the poetry of Mary Oliver
- Outdoor Spaces in St. Louis and on SLU's campus
- Quotes on Spirituality and the Natural World
- Prayer Service from the Fall 2020 Nature Day of Reflection