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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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Local Immersion Day: Racial Justice

Saturday, Nov. 9th:
Through the facilitation of Amen House, this day will be spent learning about racial justice in Saint Louis with a particular focus on how faith is central to working towards a more just reality. Click here to register or contact Kaitlin Duffner at for more information.

2019 LGBTQ+ Retreat

Registration is open now for the new LGBTQ+ Retreat, held November 22-24 at Manresa Retreat Center. This retreat is centered around the LGBTQ+ experience, particularly how LGBTQ+ identities interact with religion and spirituality. It is primarily for LGBTQ+-identifying and questioning students, but we welcome heterosexual, cisgender-identifying people who are engaged in accomplice/ally work with the LGBTQ+ community. The retreat will take the format of talks, small groups, solo time, reflections, and activities. The retreat will be led by a mix of juniors, seniors, and staff members.

There is limited availability for this retreat, and the deadline to apply is November 15th. The cost for the retreat is $25, but financial assistance is available.

Register here or contact Patrick Cousins at if you have any questions, or if you would like to meet with someone from the LGBTQ+ Retreat core team (student or staff member) to discuss the retreat.

2020 Spring Break Immersion Program

Applications for the 2019-2020 immersion program are now open! Apply here by November 3rd. Contact Michelle Verner, Immersion Program Coordinator, at or 314-977-1532 with any questions.


Ignatian Silent Retreat

Registration is open now for Campus Ministry's Ignatian Silent Retreat, held January 7-11, 2020 at Manresa Retreat Center. 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. Register here or contact Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ at or 314-977-3055 for more information.

Spring Fresh Look

Registration is open now for Campus Ministry's spring Fresh Look, held January 24-26, 2020 at Manresa Retreat Center. This retreat is specifically for students in their first year at SLU - traditional first-year students and transfer students. Cost is $25. Register here or contact Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ at or 314-977-3055 for more information.

Ignite!: Light Your Ignatian Way

February 7-9, 2020 @ Manresa Retreat Center

This retreat offers an introduction to some of the key aspects of Ignatian Spirituality in a group setting. During the retreat, participants will be invited to explore the Ignatian pillars of prayer, discernment, reconciliation, and “Finding God in All Things” through talks, large group activities, small group discussion, and personal reflection.

Cost is $25. Register here or contact Erin Schmidt ( or CM Jim Roach ( for more information.