ROOTED IN THE MISSION & CORE VALUES OF THE COLLEGE
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.
Rooted 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:
- 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;
- Developing and offering workshops, speakers, and programs that focus on various dimensions of faith and spirituality expressed and cultivated in everyday life;
- Sponsoring of events both on and off campus in partnership with a wide range of College-based and community-based partners; and
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY STORIES
Divine Intervention: Two Sisters of Mercy, two stained glass windows, and a decision that changed everything
by Patricia Erikson The real estate agent took the Sisters to see the small stone chapel. The rest is history. For the Aztecs, it was the prophecy of an eagle, perched [...]
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine has partnered with the Catholic Apostolate Center to offer continuing education units for those individuals who work in or support ministry. These asynchronous, non-credit courses facilitate online learning through video, discussion boards, and learning assessments.
Embodying the core value of faith at Saint Joseph’s College, the new Campus Chaplain Father Gabriel provides several new opportunities to engage in the Mercy tradition.
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.
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.
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.