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Prayer, liturgy and faith formation

Faith is a cornerstone value for Saint Martin's University. Saint Martin's University is Catholic and Benedictine; a faith based institution of higher learning. Saint Martin's has been explicitly founded and is intentionally rooted in the spirituality of Saint Benedict of Nursia. This spirituality finds its energy and identity in the Rule of Saint Benedict, a document that insists God is to be known, experienced and loved in the context of community and in the daily events and routines of our lives. It is this spiritual vision that motivates and drives Campus Ministry at Saint Martin's University. Students are always welcome in the Campus Ministry Center in Old Main 316 to find support for their spiritual journeys and to meet other students who are seeking to grow in faith.



Campus Ministry coordinates student-led liturgies on Sundays 7 p.m. in the Abbey Church (held during the school year). Students are encouraged to serve as lectors, musicians, acolytes and more. Students are also always welcome at daily Mass with the monastic community. The whole Saint Martin’s community gathers at the start of the year for Mass of the Holy Spirit and concludes with Baccalaureate Mass. People of all faith traditions are joyfully welcome at all liturgies. 

Pray with the monastic community

The monks of Saint Martin's gather daily to offer prayer and praise and listen for God's voice at different times of the day: morning, noon and evening. These moments are the hinges of daily life when the community is reminded of God's loving presence. Saint Benedict described this round of daily praise and prayer as the opus Dei, the work of God. The monks also gather daily to celebrate the Eucharist. The public is always welcome to share in the prayer life at the Abbey. View the current prayer schedule on stmartinsabbey.org.

The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA)

The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults offers weekly gatherings for Saint Martin's community members who are interested in exploring the Catholic faith, learning how to pray, becoming part of an intentional faith community, and desire to share in the sacramental life (Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation). Please email the Campus Ministry Director, Nick Coffman, at ncoffman@stmartin.edu if you would like to visit about this opportunity to join us. You are welcome without exception.

Exploring your vocation

A vocation is a joy-filled, life-giving calling from God that each one of us has. Are you looking for accompaniment in discerning your vocation? Please email the University Chaplain at fr_peter@stmartin.edu if you would like someone to accompany you within the university or at Saint Martin's Abbey to help discern your vocation.

Contact the Office of Campus Ministry

Office of Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry at Saint Martin’s University accompanies and supports you as you explore and grow spiritually through experiences that are rooted in our core values of faith, reason, service and community. Together with our monastic community, student affairs and academic partners, community-based volunteer and immersion service opportunities, we are dedicated to hospitality for all without exception, as we promote and share the many gifts flowing from our Benedictine charism and Catholic faith.