Student Spirituality


CONGRATULATIONS SPRING 2020 GRADUATES!

SPIRIT OF ST. FRANCIS AWARD RECIPIENT - SHELLY ANNE AQUINO

PEDRO ARRUPE, S.J. AWARD RECIPIENT - RIA ANGELICA LAXA

ST. IGNATIUS PARISH LIVESTREAM MASSES

Members of the USF community are welcome to join St. Ignatius Parish for livestream masses, Sundays at 10 a.m., and daily at 9 a.m.

Listen to Your Voice: Ignatian Discernment in Troubled Times – A virtual retreat for students
Friday, July 24, 12–3 p.m.
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A virtual retreat for students of all faiths, beliefs, and backgrounds on discerning life choices and listening to one’s inner voice amidst uncertainty. Join us for shared reflection, conversation, time for silent prayer, journaling, and other spiritual practices for finding what centers us and brings us hope.
Student Testimonials
"I really enjoyed this virtual retreat. I learned techniques about discernment, and I recognized the things and people that I am grateful for. I feel like this retreat was an experience that I needed during this time."
"The retreat was a very meaningful and comforting experience. I appreciated connecting with others and engaging in conversation."
"It is a valuable thing to make space to reflect on who we are and to process the current events." 


EMBRACING THE COMMON GOOD DURING COVID-19
Pope Francis has called for solidarity to confront the epochal challenge posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Please share with us how you are connecting in solidarity with local and global organizations.
To share how the Spirit is moving you to be in solidarity with others and our common home during COVID-19, please email University Ministry. Stories gathered will inform our program plans and ideas for fall 2020.

BREAKING BREAD AND THE BINARY
Thursdays | 11:45 a.m. | Zoom

Join Qmmunity this summer as we explore and affirm the intersections of religion and spirituality with sexuality and gender identity. This is a space to feel safe to learn, ask questions, and meet friends! LGBTQ+ community members and allies from all schools are welcome.
For the Zoom Meeting ID, please contact CJ Wechsler or Rabbi Camille Shira Angel.

Class Opportunity for Graduate Students:
Global Education from the Perspective of Community-Based Work
CRN: 30370 (three units)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6–9:25 p.m. (online)
June 29–Aug. 7, 2020

There are aspects of globalization that uproot people from their own purpose in life. In that sense, educational institutions should be a platform to engage with the world and rethink the globalizing patterns that tend to homogenize people and communities. Educators interested in global education need the intellectual tools to think critically and articulate significant localized experiences that open our minds and hearts to alternative worldviews.
If you are interested in the course, please contact Kique Bazán.

INTD 240-01: Honoring Our LGBTQIA Elders
(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual)
Instructor: Rabbi Camille Shira Angel
Fall 2020, TR: 4:35–6:20 p.m.
CRN: 42467

Through community-engaged experiences, students will have the chance to work with LGBTQIA elders and in doing so not only honor and help celebrate those who have fought for LGBTQIA rights but also harvest the wisdom from those who came before us.
Fulfills CEL Core
Counts towards Public Service Community Engagement Minor
Counts towards Jewish Studies & Social Justice Minor
Counts towards Gerontology Minor
Counts towards Cultural Diversity Studies Major
Counts towards Gender and Sexualities Studies Minor

If you are interested in the course, please contact Rabbi Camille Shira Angel.