Students can meet with fellow students in the
context of a small faith community to reflect on the sacred Scriptures or
participate in a study group examining specific books or themes of the Bible.
Bible study allows interested students to learn more about the Bible and to
integrate the word of God into their daily life. Bibles and study resources are
"Faith in Action" Evenings
Current students and
alumni visit the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life to share their real-life
experiences of putting faith into action. These inspirational members of the
University community live by the values and precedents of the Salve Regina
mission statement in conjunction with Catholic social teaching. Each has helped
transform the world in his or her own way.
"Faith and Food" Evenings
Members of the
faculty, staff and administration are invited to the Mercy Center for Spiritual
Life to host informal presentations about their various faith traditions and
how they personally live out their faith. Students share a home-cooked meal and
then participate in a lively and informative dialogue with each presenter.
The Mercy Center for Spiritual Life offers two
major retreats; the “Connections” Retreat which is open to freshmen and new students, and our Winter Retreat which is open to the entire student body regardless of religious affiliation. While the retreats vary in content and
topic, all are designed to help students to focus on their spiritual life and
to center themselves in God. Students, staff and invited guests prepare the
Sacramental Preparation and Joining the Catholic
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a
program for those who want to receive the sacraments of initiation - baptism,
Holy Eucharist and/or confirmation - in the Roman Catholic Church. The process
enables participants to become a member of the Catholic Church or, for those
already baptized in the Catholic Church, to complete sacramental instruction.
Sacramental preparation begins during the fall
semester and culminates in April. Throughout the year, members of the Salve
Regina community journey and study with students who wish to make this
commitment. Through the preparation, students grow in their understanding of
Scripture, sacraments, prayer and the church and deepen their relationship with
Servant Leadership for
Students receive training modeled on the leadership of Jesus Christ. Students
of all beliefs are encouraged to draw upon their own faith traditions. Topics include
active listening and communication skills, leadership styles, team building
techniques, consensus seeking, leading small group discussions, presentation
skills, personality tests, delegation and empowering others.