Campus Ministry: Deepen Your Relationship with God

Places to Pray On Campus

    Marian Chapel

    The Swartz Center for Spiritual Life is home to Campus Ministry and features the beautiful Marian Chapel, with its two-story stained glass doors that can be opened for special outdoor liturgical celebrations.  The Eucharistic Liturgy (Mass) is celebrated each Sunday, and the chapel is open daily as a place of communal or private prayer.

    Blessed Sacrament Chapel

    The Blessed Sacrament chapel, located to the right of the altar in the Marian Chapel, is an inviting space for private adoration and prayer. In addition, Praise and Worship adoration takes place on Wednesday evenings during the academic year.  

    Reflection Room

    The Reflection Room located in the Liberal Arts Center, Room 219, is dedicated for use by Marywood University students, faculty, and staff of all faiths for structured or unstructured meditation, reflection, or prayer, individually or in groups.

    Memorial Garden

    The new Learning Commons has become the intellectual and social heart of campus. So it is only fitting that in the area directly in front of this gateway to bold ideas, we celebrate the bold hearts that founded the IHM Congregation in 1845 and Marywood in 1915. The focal point of this memorial is a fountain in honor of the IHM Congregation and its founders, at the exact site where the Motherhouse Chapel was once located. With your support, their bold spirits will continue to be a wellspring of inspiration and enlightenment for years to come.

Faith Sharing

    Prayer Resources

    Bible Study

    Each week is filled with songs of worship and praise, a reading of the Bible, discussion on the reading, prayer for individual needs.

    Monday evenings 9:00pm

    Marian Chapel, Swartz Center for Spiritual Life

    Bible Study Video

    Spiritual Direction

    An ongoing one-to-one conversation with an experienced spiritual director to deepen the awareness of God's love in prayer.

    The spiritual director serves as a companion in the individual search for God and as one who listens with compassion and encouragement so that both individual and director can draw closer to God.

    For more information, please contact Sr. Cathy at or Sr. John at

    Women's Group: Delight Ministries

    It's more than just bible study. Each community meets weekly to share stories of God at work. They also incorporate worship nights, opportunities to serve and fun get-togethers that help foster relationships. We fully believe in doing life together.

    Delight provides the opportunity for hundreds of women to Delight in the Lord together throughout their college journey.  The heart of Delight Ministries is to provide an environment for women to vulnerably share about how Christ has been at work in their lives.

    Our curriculum is made of stories from college women sharing about the ups and downs of their faith journeys.  We've heard stories of depression, loneliness, heartbreak, identity crisis and pain, but the common theme throughout them all is that even still, God is good. 

    These stories are paired with scripture and discussion questions and are used weekly by all Delight communities.  Stories of real women opens the door for authentic conversations and deep-rooted relationships. We truly believe in the power of vulnerability and how it impacts our relationship with Christ and others.

    Sundays at 8:30pm

    Swartz Center, McGowan Community Room


    Ivy D'Agostino at

    Watch Delight Video

    Men's Group: Philia

    Philia is a new group for men to be more intentional about loving one another, and building real, meaningful, faith-centered, relationships. Meetings will be on Sundays at 6pm.

    Email: for more information!

    Find us on Instagram @philia_ministry_marywood

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    AWAKE Retreat

    The AWAKE! Retreat is held early in the fall semester and designed especially for first-year students to meet other new students, explore their faith traditions, and reflect on their hopes and anxieties about their future at Marywood. Facilitated by upper-class Marywood students, this is a fun and meaningful way to begin your college experience.

    Bold Choices Retreat

    Junior and Senior Students are invited to this 24-hour retreat.

    Watch for announcements.

    Finding God in All Things - A Retreat for Busy People

    January 24 - January 28, 2021
    Suggest a time that works best for you
    On Campus

    This retreat is an opportunity for any members of the Marywood community (students, faculty, staff) to quiet themselves and become more conscious of the presence of God amid the ordinariness of daily life.

    Participants commit to one-half hour of personal prayer every day and to one-half hour discussion with a personal spiritual companion, who helps the participant to sense the movement of God in his/her life and respond more generously to God.


    Search Retreat

    Retreat Fee: $10. Financial assistance is available upon request. Sign up here.

    “My favorite part about the retreat was knowing that the people I attended the retreat with came from all different walks of life, but we all bonded and formed a connection that helped us realize that we aren’t alone and that we can have a great support system to help us get through anything we may face in life. It still is cool to look back and know that I can count on the people I met for anything because of what we shared that weekend.”
    -Lauren Riess, Speech Pathology Major