An essay by Dr. Jennifer Sasser, gerontology program director, was published in the International Journal of Reminiscence and Lifelong Learning in January 2015.
Marylhurst University Ministry promotes a Catholic framework for competence, leadership and service that honors the longstanding, inclusive ministry in the Pacific Northwest of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. It seeks innovative ways to provide spiritual guidance to adult and nontraditional students, whether they are on campus or online, and reach out to spiritual and secular communities alike to encourage healing and peace. Most importantly, University Ministry encourages and helps the Marylhurst community to respect the uniqueness and dignity of each person.
- Spiritual direction and pastoral care
- Prayer services and liturgies
- Group spiritual growth and retreats
Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue
- Ongoing theological dialogue among religious leaders in the Judeo-Christian traditions
- Dialogue among major faith traditions, especially Christianity, Islam and Judaism, to promote understanding, healing and peace
Community Service and Outreach
- Outreach and liaison activities – with Archdiocese, Ecumenical Ministries, Mary's Woods, Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
- Public lectures and forums
- Serving the underserved through faculty, staff and student volunteerism and promoting formal structures for community service
- Catholic Mass: (information coming)
Wiegand Hall, BP John Bldg.
- Interfaith Gathering:
Meditation Room, Marian Hall 204
NOTE: Activities do not occur between terms and on university holidays. Consult our calendar of events to confirm meeting days.
Room 204, Marian Hall
The Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher Meditation Room provides a quiet, peaceful setting for contemplation and reflection.
Office of University Ministry
Room 202, Marian Hall