The Center for Faith and Spirituality develops ongoing dialogue, relationships and opportunities to engage, nurture and foster faith and spirituality among individuals and across our communities.

Sunset at the lake- About the Center for Faith and SpiritualityRooted in the Mission and Core Values of the College, the Center for Faith and Spirituality provides the space and opportunities for individuals and groups to explore their own spiritual development in all aspects of life in an expansive and inclusive setting where hospitality is experienced, community is fostered, and relationships are deepened.

The Center’s purpose finds expression in the following ways:

  1. Welcoming groups of diverse spiritual and cultural traditions to our beautiful lakeside campus for events, meetings, and programs that further our shared goal of spiritual development in all aspects of life;
  2. Developing and offering workshops, speakers, and programs that focus on various dimensions of faith and spirituality expressed and cultivated in everyday life;
  3. Sponsoring of events both on and off campus in partnership with a wide range of College-based and community-based partners; and
  4. Developing new partnerships with organizations beyond the College that can strengthen and expand regional resources committed to spiritual development.

The Center seeks to provide leadership and resources to develop ongoing dialogue, relationships, and opportunities to engage, nurture, and foster faith and spirituality among individuals and across diverse communities. The Center looks to touch and intersect with important areas of faith and spirituality in tangible and dynamic ways for individuals, groups, and communities.


For more information about bringing your group or event to campus, or exploring a partnership with the Center for Faith and Spirituality, please contact:


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St. Joseph Month

Celebrated in March, Saint Joseph‘s Month provides the College community the opportunity to deepen our understanding and expression of Saint Joseph’s mission as a Catholic, liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition.

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Mercy Week

In September, Mercy Week celebrates Catherine McAuley, our Mercy identity and heritage, and the many expressions of Mercy as a Saint Joseph’s College community.


Wabanaki Drum Group Members Perform, Reminisce with Sisters, and Visit Freight Farm

November 8th, 2018|

The Center for Faith and Spirituality and the Center for Sustainable Communities were pleased to welcome The Burnurwurbskek Singers — the Keepers of the Penobscot Drum — to campus in October to share their traditional music and experiences of life on reservations today with students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the public. Several Sisters of Mercy attended the event, which led to much fond reminiscing about shared family history and the Sisters' time spent serving in several Wabanaki communities across the state.

Delta Epsilon Sigma: Honoring Student Achievement

October 22nd, 2018|

On Friday, September 28th, members of the College community gathered in the Viola George Auditorium in Alfond Hall on Saint Joseph’s Standish campus for the annual induction ceremony of the Beta Omicron Chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society.

Following in the Footsteps of Catherine McAuley

September 21st, 2018|

Education majors convened at the Saint Joseph’s College grotto on a sunny Thursday, September 13th to attend the annual Junior Education Ceremony. This event honored the nearly twenty students from the Class of 2020 who will soon begin their teaching internships.


Watch these videos created by Saint Joseph’s College students documenting the October 2018 Mandala Sand Painting Exhibition.


Our hopes and plans for the future of the Center for Faith and Spirituality.

“I am delighted to be part of the process to develop the Center for Faith and Spirituality. The Center will provide multiple occasions for individuals and groups to explore their spiritual development. The Saint Joseph’s College campus speaks to the soul because we are surrounded by such natural beauty.”

Sr. Ellen Turner, RSM, Sister of Mercy Member, Saint Joseph’s College Board of Trustees

“The Center for Faith and Spirituality will provide an array of resources for individuals to use as they explore and develop these important aspects of their lives. The Center for Faith and Spirituality is a fitting expression of hospitality to the state, the region, and beyond from Maine’s Catholic and Mercy college.”

Dr. Jim Dlugos, President, Saint Joseph's College

“A logical place to foster an intellectual and theological based spirituality program could be Saint Joseph’s College. My hope for the Center is that it be a place that is safe and welcoming to all who seek deeper nourishment for their own spiritual journey.”

Dr. Meredith Tipton, Community Member, Saint Joseph’s College Board of Trustees