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Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry at Saint Louis University — Madrid offers opportunities to cultivate an informed faith, a commitment to social justice and to integrate faith into our daily lives. Guided by the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus, SLU-Madrid welcomes and serves students of all religious backgrounds and traditions.

Campus Ministry

Campus Activities  

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to volunteer with Campus Ministry,  contact our campus minister Paloma Gómez de Salazar at

Mission Week

Mission Week takes place in early October. The SLU-Madrid community reflects on the University's mission and how students, faculty and staff work to be "men and women for others."

Jesuit Heritage Week

The University examines our Jesuit heritage and the legacy of the Jesuits worldwide at Jesuit Heritage Week, which is held in mid-March.

Christian Life Community

These reflection groups offer close and supportive relationships among members who wish to talk about being a person of faith in today's world. Meetings are held once a week. Through prayer and faith-sharing, participants discern the desires of their hearts and develop a fitting response to God's call to live as Christ lived.

Spiritual Counseling

If you ever need to talk, receive spiritual counseling or receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, contact James O'Leary, S.J., or visit him in the Office of the Chaplain in Padre Rubio Hall.

Campus Religious Services

Catholic Mass is celebrated at 6 p.m. on Sundays in the Student Lounge in San Ignacio Hall. Services are also held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Saint Timothy's Chapel in Padre Rubio Hall.

There are no religious services on campus during the summer.

Off-Campus Activities

Are you interested in finding a parish? Not Catholic but looking for a place of worship around Madrid? If so, Campus Ministry maintains a list of places of worship throughout Madrid. Can't find your faith on the list? Stop by the Campus Ministry offices and we'll help you find your spiritual home away from home.

The Loyola Retreat

The Loyola Retreat is a pilgrimage to the Basque Country. This trip provides an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the founder of the Society of Jesus, Ignatius of Loyola, and Ignatian spirituality. It is more than just a trip to see the Basque Country or to learn about the Jesuits. It is a time to reflect on one's life, to grow spiritually, as well as to rest and recharge the body, mind and soul.

Serve Seeking Justice

Campus Ministry offers students the opportunity to serve the community. Review the complete list of service opportunities and contact campus minister Paloma Gómez de Salazar at Paloma will get back to you with further instructions.

The Jesuit Club

The Jesuit Club welcomes all members of the campus community to participate in its sponsored events. The club’s mission is to better understand and live out the spirituality given to us by St. Ignatius by:

  • Finding God in all things; that is, being actively attentive to God, who is ever-active in our lives.
  • Being men and women for others; that is, being people who cannot even conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of our neighbors.
  • Promoting the spirituality and beliefs of all faith traditions.

The Jesuit Club, together with Campus Ministry:

  • Offers seminars and round-table discussions to debate issues of faith, social justice and a faith that does justice.
  • Visits to organizations that actively serve others though involvement in counseling, legal assistance, health issues and others.
  • Courses of different disciplines in service learning.
  • Sponsors interfaith activities.

The Jesuit Club is composed of SLU-Madrid students from all faith traditions. We welcome you as well as SLU-Madrid faculty and staff to join and participate in all the club's initiatives. For more information, contact campus minister Paloma Gómez de Salazar at