Mission and Identity

Reflection Resources While Working and Studying Remotely


Live-Streamed Masses from Xavier

Worship through live-streamed Masses on weekdays at 5:00pm and Sundays at 9:00am.


Live Meditations with the Center for Faith and Justice Staff

Morning Reflections at 9:00 a.m. and Daily Examen at 8:00 p.m.  Additional online worship and online ministry opportunities through the CFJ.


Prayers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Prayers for those with the Coronavirus, those who care for them, and those who are suffering from anxiety during this stressful time.


Prayer Index

Prayers for every holiday, occasion, topic, or concern


Prayer Requests

Xavier's online prayer book provides a space for members of the Xavier University community to request prayer and pray for one another's needs and intentions.


For Those Who Have Died

The Xavier community prays for those who have died and their family members who mourn.  This page provides a list of those who wish to have their loved ones remembered and the opportunity to submit a name to be remembered.


Musketeers Grieve Together

Student Affairs created a Facebook group as a space to share stories from all corners of our Xavier community about how the coronavirus is impacting our lives, our families and our communities. All for one and one for all is not just for times of joy, but also for times of sadness, anxiety, and despair. Know that as you grieve, your Xavier family is grieving with you. Post pictures and stories of your loved ones. Share impact on your family or community. Memorialize those you have lost. Support each other's stories. Visit the link above to join, and share with others you know in our Xavier family. All for one and one for all.


Remote Ignatian Mission Reflections
For hope, inspiration, solidarity and kinship 


More than 30 Themed Daily Examens

Including themes of love, anxiety, depression, compassion, and counting my blessings


Reflect on your day with this 4-minute video that will guide you through the process of St. Ignatius of Loyola's Daily Examen.


Reflect and Meditate on your day with this 17-minute video that will guide you through the process of St. Ignatius of Loyola's Daily Examen.


Bible Appreciation for Faculty and Staff

Joe Shadle leads this program that helps Xavier faculty and staff better appreciate the Bible.  It is for beginners and avid readers alike.  You do not need a Bible to participate.  Watch the Xavier faculty/staff announcements for the Zoom link to join us.  Or email Joe Shadle or Diana Rischmann for the current link.


Student Opportunities for Faith-Based Support

Students who would like to speak with a staff member of the Center for Faith and Justice are invited to call 513-745-3567 or visit their webpage at www.xavier.edu/cfj for more information.


Faculty and Staff Opportunities to Speak One-on-One Over Zoom

For faculty and staff who would like to speak one-on-one with someone, the staff of the Center for Mission and Identity is available to talk over Zoom.  If you would like to speak with one of them, you are invited to email them for a Zoom appointment.

Women’s leadership – Debra Mooney, PhD (she’ll remind that everyone is a leader)
Faith – Fr Ed Schmidt, SJ
Spiritual living – Joe Shadle, MBA, MDiv, MA Biblical Studies
Faculty life – Tom Strunk, PhD


Additional Support for Students

If you or any other student you know is struggling as a result of this situation, the following resources are available:

  • Xavier's Office of Counseling Services, provided by Xavier, is offering teletherapy (via phone or video) to students seeking clinical mental health services.  In-person appointments are not available at this time.  Contact Counseling Serivces at 513-745-3166 option 2, for more information.
  • The Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice staff members are also available to provide faith-based support (513-745-3567).
  • If you have specific concerns about an individual student, please reach out to the Dean of Students office (513-745-3166).
  • All members of the Xavier community are encouraged to reach out in support of those in need. To mobilize campus resources to support a student, a Student Concern Report may be submitted at: xavier.edu/studentconcern


Xavier Daily Zoom 5-minute Movement Sessions  

Join the Xavier community as we get up and get moving every day at 1:00 p.m. for five minutes.  We have had disco, 80s, Bob Marley, and more.  No one leads and there are no rules except GET UP AND MOVE YOUR BODY so it’s a different adventure every day.   Email Monica Human for the Zoom invitation.


Click here for the most up-to-date information about how Xavier is supporting students, faculty, and staff during the Coronavirus Pandemic