Archive for Campus Ministry

Why Confess?

Often in ministry, people will ask us why anyone needs to receive the sacrament of reconciliation, or confession.  My sins are between me and God, they reason, why would I need to confess them to a priest?  The Church believes that a priest acts of…

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Lost Love is Still Love: On Honoring those We Have Loved and Lost

Today is World Cancer Day.  In this day and age, almost everyone in the world (or so it seems) has been affected in one way or another by this terrible disease.  On this day, we are, perhaps, all united by one common list of fears…

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Senior Retreat 2014

The following blog post was written by Audrey Vincent, Class of 2014, about her experience on senior retreat last weekend! When emails advertising the 2014 Senior Retreat were first being sent out across campus, something immediately sparked in my mind and I just knew I…

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The Urban Plunge: The Real Story

Four of the ten students who participated in the 2014 Urban Plunge over winter break volunteered to share their stories.  Their experience, in their own words, is below. O’Shane Morgan ‘16 When the opportunity came to apply for the urban plunge NYC I was very…

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And the Soul Felt its Worth

“O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, ‘Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth.” Have you ever really listened to the words of the…

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Nothing Left to Give?

Over and over again lately I’ve been hearing about how tired and overwhelmed people are feeling.  It seems like everyone is counting down the hours until those few precious days of Thanksgiving break begin.  And who can blame them?  The majority of students, faculty, and…

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The Festival of Lights

The following post was written last year by Prithak Chowdhury ’15, as he reflected on what it is like to celebrate holidays away from friends, families, and the customs of home. Diwali begins on Sunday, November 3, and has become a national festival that is…

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Why Do We Suffer?

Over and over in my work as a campus minister and in my life as a friend, wife, daughter, and sister, I’ve heard the following: “Everything happens for a reason;” “Don’t worry, it’s all a part of God’s plan;” “If you believe in God, nothing…

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Campus Ministry for Everyone

Since Stonehill is a Catholic college, people sometimes assume that campus ministry programs are only open to the Catholic students on campus.  This sentiment could not be further from the truth!  The very definition of the word Catholic means universal.  The Catholic Church is not…

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2013 First Year Student Retreat: A Student Perspective

                On October 5, I attended the annual First Year Retreat.  I signed up for the retreat in the hopes of meeting more people, becoming more involved in the Stonehill community, and, most importantly, taking a day off from worrying about homework.  However, as I…

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