A Community of Reflection & Action

Nazareth College has long recognized the importance of spiritual growth in the development of the whole person. The Center for Spirituality is committed to fostering an environment where students, staff and faculty can practice their own religious/spiritual tradition while offering many opportunities for discovery and dialogue with people who hold a belief systems than their own.

The Center for Spirituality chaplains work closely with student leaders in the CFS Club to serve the Nazareth community by:

  • Encouraging reflection on personal beliefs, values, purpose and religious/spiritual identity through a wide variety of retreats, discussion and community experiences
  • Offering meditation/worship services and educational opportunities from a variety of religious traditions, both on and off campus
  • Facilitating dialogue among people from diverse faiths and perspectives through diversity dinners, panel presentations and interfaith events
  • Empowering work for social justice and encourage generous service in our local, regional, national and global communities
  • Providing a welcoming and hospital presence by being available for pastoral care and maintaining spaces for personal reflection and communal gatherings
  • Fostering a sense of community by organizing campus-wide celebrations, memorials and gatherings in response to current events.

Pastoral care for people of all religious beliefs and spiritual practices

Center for Spirituality chaplains serve students, staff, faculty, alumni and other members of the Nazareth community. A chaplain can help you to feel more peaceful and relaxed during times of high stress or uncertainty and help you feel more connected with yourself and your community.

Call a chaplain if you:

  • Would like to talk with someone about your life's direction and purpose
  • Want to connect with others from your own spiritual or religious practice
  • Want to learn about other spiritual or religious traditions
  • Are looking for meditation opportunities and religious services on campus
  • Have questions about your own spiritual journey
  • Want help coping with fear, stress and worry
  • Are struggling in a relationship with a friend, family member or significant other
  • Are interested in interfaith dialogue opportunities
  • Would like to participate in faith-based service activities and retreats

The Center for Spirituality chaplains’ offices are on the first floor of the Golisano Academic Center. Our offices are safe, judgment-free, and confidential places. Please feel free to contact any of the chaplains listed if we ever can be of service. All are welcome.

Religious Organizations and Communities

Everyone is welcome to participate in the Alternative Spiritual Humanists - ASH, Catholic Community, Hillel (Jewish Community), the Muslim Student Association, the Protestant Christian Community, and Zen Buddhist Meditation.

Programs »

Spiritual, educational, and social programs put on by the Center for Spirituality Student Council.

CFS Spotlight

    Professors & students represent Nazareth at Parliament of the World's Religions conference.

    Yoga classes in Linehan Chapel

    Center for Spirituality monthly events