The work of the Faber Center is grounded in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. This Jesuit spirituality calls forth an appreciation and openness to God’s movement found uniquely in each of us. In its contemporary aspiration, the Spiritual Exercises call us to the service of faith through the promotion of justice. The university offers an environment of reflection, research and teaching that contributes to that vision.
The mission of the Faber Center is rooted in the desire to support each person’s distinctive search and relationship with the Holy, which is manifested in his or her own inimitable vocation and manner of living. To that end, the community fostered by the Faber Center includes ecumenical and interfaith dimensions.
Taking as a model our namesake, Saint Peter Faber, the Center offers:
- Seminars and reflection groups which encourage dialogue and consideration of the university vocation incorporating the wisdom of the Jesuit tradition.
- Spiritual direction and spiritual companionship as well as more informal spiritual conversations regarding spiritual questions and issues.
- Retreats grounded in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius including retreats in daily life, retreat days on campus, and retreat time off campus.
- Times for prayer and meditation.
- Opportunities to dialogue and share ideas and religious experiences with people from other faiths and denominations.
- Opportunities for reflection on the wisdom of the Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and its relevance in contemporary living.
- Opportunities for the integration of a service of faith through the promotion of justice, to be women and men for others.