faith and service
Continue the Xavier tradition of faith and service. Xavier's students and alumni are actively engaged in the Greater Cincinnati community through seminars, service learning experiences or community service activities.
Visit jesuitresource.org, Xavier's online multimedia encyclopedia for all things Jesuit and Ignatian, where you'll find
- A new 5-minute video about Xavier's History
- Multi-Faith Calendar
- Prayer Index
- Quote Index
- Online Video Resources
- and many more Jesuit education and Ignatian spirituality resources.
Located in the heart of campus, Bellarmine Chapel is the religious hub of Xavier. Mass is celebrated daily in either the main sanctuary or side chapel. In addition to worship services, the church offers mission work, religious education and small group opportunities for study. Many Xavier alumni-especially those who met as students-get married at Bellarmine each year.
Our doors are always open
To learn more about the Bellarmine Chapel, including contact information and various special programs the chapel puts on, visit the web site.
- Sunday: 9 AM, 11 AM, 4 PM*, 7 PM, 10 PM*
- Monday - Friday: 8 AM, 12 noon, 5 PM*
- *When Xavier classes are in session only.
Brueggeman Center for Dialogue
The Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue provides space and opportunity for dialogue about the critical issues of our age-including, but not limited to, dialogue between religions. The work of the Center includes conferences, research and publications, and interfaith and interreligious activities. It also aims to explore new forms of collaborative engagement on issues of religious, social and cultural diversity, social and economic justice, ecological sustainability and local and global responsibility.
Programs and activities
Most of the Center's programs are free and open to the public. For a full and current listing of the programs and activities, visit the web site. Or if you or your organization has an idea for a program that you think fits with the Center's mission, please contact the Center.
Center for Faith and Justice
The Dorthy Day Center for Faith and Justice challenges and supports students as they deepen their spiritual lives, pursue justice and promote pluralism.
Inspired by Ignatian spirituality and Catholic Social Teaching, the Center is built on the invitation to find God in all things and the principles of solidarity and the common good. The doors of the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice are open to all.
Ethics/Religion and Society
In keeping with the University's unique Ethics/Religion and Society academic focus-encouraging the ethical and religious analysis of socially significant issues-a lecture series is held that brings to campus prominent intellectuals and public leaders with diverse perspectives on a specific issue. The lectures are open to alumni. View the current lecture series schedule.
The E/RS program also offers alumni access to a resource center with documents ranging from bioethics to women's studies.
Xavier's Office of Interfaith Community Engagement is a student-centered initiative that works to create and strengthen a sense of community among individuals of diverse faiths on campus, in Cincinnati and on the regional and national levels. It allows individuals to deepen their personal faith and enhance their understanding of other traditions in addition to serving the larger community in areas of social justice, shared religious teachings and leadership development.
Jesuit Spiritual Center
The Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, Ohio, offers alumni and friends of Xavier a place to get away and take part in a wide range of retreats and events that touch the soul. Events take place throughout the year. Learn more about the different types of retreats.
Check out the Jesuit Spiritual Center's current calendar and register for retreats online.
The Jesuit Spiritual Center offers a youth ministry program with a wide variety of retreats for schools, parishes or youth groups.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps is an international program based in four core values-social justice, simple living, community and spirituality-in which its members serve where the need is greatest, to work with low-income people and those who live on the margins of our society. JVC is now the largest Catholic lay volunteer program in the country.