Prayer & Fellowship

Interfaith panel discussion


Cura Communities

Cura Communities are small faith sharing groups structured around St. Ignatius’ Examen reflection that meet for an hour each week, either in person or remotely. These tight-knit groups welcome students of any or no faith tradition to grow in gratitude, community, and self-awareness. Register to join a group, or contact Bill Kriege for more information!

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola

The inspiration and source of "all things Jesuit," the Spiritual Exercises is a process of prayer and discernment designed to "lead a person to true spiritual freedom so that any choice or decision is made according to an ordered set of values rather than according to any disordered desire." Throughout the school year, participants meet regularly with a director at a time convenient to their individual schedules. For more information contact Cindy Schmersal at 816-501-4303.

Spiritual Guidance

The Campus Ministry staff is available to students, staff and faculty who want to discuss, on a regular or occasional basis, issues relating to their faith journeys in a safe, open and confidential manner. For more information contact Campus Ministry at 816-501-4303.

Prayer Services

World Cultures Day Prayer Service: Each October we kick off the annual day of celebrating different countries, cultures, food and music by praying together as a university.

Taize Prayer Service: These ecumenical services include song and scripture, incorporating much repetition and silence.

Service Trip Send-Off: Honoring our Ignatian tradition, we send students, faculty and staff out on service-immersion trips each winter and spring break with prayers and blessings.  All members of the Rockhurst community are invited to attend and to pray for our students and the people they serve before, during, and after their journeys to domestic and international service sites.

Yom HaShoah: We annually commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, by reading the names of persons murdered by the Nazis, including 152 Jesuits.  The day concludes with an interfaith prayer service. Rockhurst University is home to the only plaque in the world that honors all 152 Jesuits who were killed by the Nazis.

Online Ministries

Sacred Space: Daily Prayer Online
Daily Scripture Reflections
Pray As You Go
Online Retreat in Everyday Life