University Ministry serves and nurtures the personal, spiritual,
and social justice concerns of the students, faculty, and staff of
the Saint Leo Community. We find our roots and resources coming
from a living Catholic tradition rooted in the Benedictine heritage
and reflecting very deeply the spirit of the Vatican II.
Ecumenically sensitive, we extend our Ministry to all Christians
as well as to our brothers and sisters of the Jewish, Muslim, and
other faiths and welcome their own involvement in all our programs.
As a pilgrim community of faith centered in Jesus Christ, we try to
understand and live out those Benedictine values of hospitality,
reverence, respectful listening, reconciliation, and
In cooperation especially with Student Affairs as well as with
the Academic Departments, University Ministry works to develop "a
robust campus life." University Ministry and Student Affairs share
programs as well support each other's endeavors.
The most valued Benedictine value for University Ministry is
hospitality or community-building in the Residence Halls and with
Commuter Students, so that we might learn to live and work
together. Especially at the Sunday Evening Liturgy and throughout
Peer Ministers' ministry, we emphasize in a positive way that we
truly are our brothers' and sisters' keeper.
Here at Saint Leo we belong to each other. Thus we need to
affirm and call forth the best in each other as well as to
challenge any behavior or attitudes that destroy community and our
sense of joy in living together. That spirit of cooperation and
community extends to University Ministry's work with the
President's Office and Academic Services in regard to Faculty and
Staff Development in claiming our religious and Catholic roots.
Overall University Ministry: