Dear friends in Christ,
Welcome! The Lord has blessed us here with a great spiritual family, and we invite you to be a part of it. Please take a look around our website for events, resources, and information about campus ministry.
As you look at our mission statement, you’ll see that we ask for the prayers of three saints, our great patrons: St. Teresa of Avila, St. Patrick, and St. John Paul II.
St. Teresa is one of the Church’s great teachers of prayer. By her life and writings, she calls her students (us!) into deeper, prayerful encounter with the Lord Jesus. In our world which is busy, loud, and filled with distraction, St. Teresa teaches us that prayer is the greatest use of our time, and that from prayer comes a deeper grace to love, study, serve, and fulfill the will of God in our lives.
St. Patrick, the great missionary, went to Ireland with a zeal for proclaiming the Gospel to a people who, in large part, did not yet know the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ. With courage and perseverance, St. Patrick established the Church in Ireland in such a way that the entire world has been blessed by his preaching the Gospel. Each one of us is called to be a missionary disciple in a world that often does not know Christ or is inimical to Him and His Church. With St. Patrick as example, we can bring the love of Christ to the world, so that the Gospel can continue to bear fruit.
St. John Paul II was a great spiritual father for the Church for the last quarter of the 20th Century. He absorbed the work of the Holy Spirit during the Second Vatican Council into his own heart and soul, and courageously led the Church into the new millennium. As a prayerful shepherd, he showed us how to be faithful what Christ has taught us through the Church’s life and teaching. He proclaimed the saving truth that only Christ can offer, that transforms and heals us so that we can truly love God and others.
Please pray for us! With the grace of God, the prayers of His mother, and the guiding hand of our patrons, we can shine as lights in the world. Thank you for visiting us, and we hope to see you on campus!
In Jesus our Joy,
Fr. John Rapisarda