Campus Ministry

Care for the Entire Person

Have you heard the term cura personalis? It’s not just another old Latin phrase here at SLU; it’s an expression that forms the core of how we nurture spiritual life in our community.

The words translate to "care for the entire person” and that idea guides the Department of Campus Ministry at Saint Louis University.

Visit us at the Eckelkamp Center for Campus Ministry on West Pine Mall, just west of the clock tower, to learn more about growing your faith, supporting social justice and integrating spirituality into your everyday life. Guided by the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, SLU campus ministry welcomes and serves students of all religious backgrounds and traditions.

SLU's campus ministers provide individualized attention to your needs, respect your challenges and bring a thoughtful appreciation for everyone’s experiences and beliefs.

That’s what Ignatian spirituality is about.

2018 Information Request Form


As we welcome new and returning Billikens to campus, we invite students to complete this form to help you make contact with ministries from your particular religious tradition.

Weekly Newsletter

You can sign up here to receive our newsletter.  This weekly email includes updates about upcoming programs, events and opportunities through campus ministry.

Christian Life Communities

Registration is now open for the Christian Life Communities program for 2018-9. Praying with the tools of Ignatian Spirituality, Christian Life Communities are small groups that meet weekly for an hour to seek and understand God’s activity in their lives. Contact Robby Francis at robby.francis@slu.edu for more information.

Register for 2018-9 Christian Life Communities

2018 Med School Retreat

All med students are invited to attend this FREE overnight retreat, September 8-9, 2018 at Manresa Retreat Center. The retreat will begin at 3:00pm on Saturday and conclude at noon on Sunday. Contact Fr. Robert Murphy, SJ at robert.murphy@slu.edu or (314) 977-8071 for more information.

Register for 2018 Med School Retreat

2018 Liturgical Minister Training

Training for new liturgical ministers (including new choir members) will take place on Saturday, September 15th at 9am beginning with prayer in the Eckelkamp Center for Campus Ministry. Training sessions will follow and will end by 11 a.m. Check-in and a light breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. Contact Erin Schmidt at erin.schmidt@slu.edu or (314) 977-1685 for more information.

Register for 2018 Liturgical Minister Training

2018 Ignatian Companion Workshop

Looking for a deeper understanding of Ignatian prayer and Spirituality? Join us Sunday, September 16 for this 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. half-day experience to delve deeper into Ignatian practices of prayer and contemplation. This workshop is good preparation to serve as a student leader on Campus Ministry's retreats and other programs. For more information, contact Fr. Robert Murphy, S.J., at robert.murphy@slu.edu.

Register for 2018 Ignatian Companion Workshop

2018 Nature Retreat

Held at Babler State Park October 5-7, the Nature Retreat is a chance to explore the wonders of God’s creation while hiking, stargazing and celebrating around a campfire with friends. Experience peace and rejuvenation as you pray, reflect and rest in the beauty of nature, and consider the ethics of care for our common home and for those whose environment is fragile and at risk. Contact Patrick Cousins at patrick.cousins@slu.edu for more information.

Register for the 2018 Nature Retreat