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Center for Faith and Spirituality

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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.

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 reflects the College’s commitment to its heritage, Mission and Core Values. The Center will become another expression of the College’s relationship with the community and utilize the many resources of the College campus and community. The development of the Center for Faith and Spirituality supports the College’s strategic plan and vision to be an exemplary, 21st Century, Catholic, liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. 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 our communities.

The Center for Faith and Spirituality will include the development and offering of workshops, speakers and programs that focus on various dimensions of faith and spirituality expressed and cultivated in every day life. The Center looks to touch and intersect with important areas of faith and spirituality in tangible and dynamic ways for individuals, groups and communities.

CONTACT US

Dr. Michael Sanderl
Vice President and Chief Sponsorship & Mission Integration Officer
cfs@sjcme.edu
207-893-7705

EVENTS

These events provide the space and opportunities to explore spiritual development in all aspects of life.

Mandala Sand Painting Exhibition

A Mystical Art of Tibet live exhibition by the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery. Over the course of four days in October, the monks painstakingly constructed a traditional sand-painted mandala, an ancient tool for healing the earth and its inhabitants.

View the photos from mandala     Watch videos created by students

Living A Nonviolent Life Workshop

On March 17, long-time activist, priest, author, and lecturer, Fr. John Dear, will use his book, The Nonviolent Life, to guide participants in reflections on our individual and shared journeys deeper into the life of creative nonviolence.

STUDENT MANDALA VIDEOS

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

ABOUT THE CENTER’S PLANNING COMMITTEE

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