Faith Communities (FAC)

FAC Mission

Inspired by our Catholic, Benedictine, and ecumenical heritage, the Faith Community Ministry team provides a variety of programs and events that foster spiritual and personal growth.  The Benedictine Values are imbedded in our retreats, scripture study groups, prayer and reflection groups and faith formation events. We strive to create open dialogue with people of all faiths and backgrounds fostering deeper understanding as we explore the strengths of our common values and the richness of our differences


  • "Bread and Night Blessings has definitely shown me how important it is to reflect on your day and how calming it is to pray"

-Bread and Night Blessings participant, 2018

FAC Team

Fall 2020 Faith Communities Team

Elizabeth Olson,  Hannah Santiago, Makayla Miller, & S. Nohner Sharon


Upcoming Faith Communities Events:

Our programming includes:

Catholic Opportunities:

Hispanic Ministry

Learn about the many opportunities FAC has for Latino/a students.

Hispanic Ministry Team 2020

Hannah Santiago, S. Sharon Nohner, Danice Martinez, and Yailyn Moran (front row; left to right)

Henry Rivera, Brenda Rojas Gutierrez, Mikayla Santiago (back row; left to right)


We offer a variety of retreats designed to bring students together to grow spiritually as a community and as individuals. Click here to learn more about the retreats we offer.

Reflection, Prayer, and Spiritual Growth

We provide various opportunities for prayer and reflection all over campus.

  • Daily Prayer during Advent in Mary Commons
  • Daily Prayer during Lent in Mary Commons
  • Candlelight Stations of the Cross, 2 Thursday's during Lent
  • Bread and Night Blessings in the First Year and Sophomore Residence Halls at the College of St. Benedict
  • Adoration every Sunday 

Interfaith and Ecumenical Fellowship:

Not Catholic? Learn about worship outside of campus and other opportunities and resources Faith Communities provides.

Other Programming:

  • Feast of St. Benedict