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Catholic Faith Tradition

Guided by the Roman Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus, Saint Louis University encourages all students, faculty and staff to discover truth that is accessible by way of both faith and reason.

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SLU is recognized as one of the country’s top 10 Catholic colleges by Niche, a college rankings website. From our Institute of Catholic Education to our minor in Catholic Studies, we’re committed to Catholic education at all levels.

We offer ample opportunities to worship, participate in the sacraments and grow in faith. The 9 p.m. Sunday Mass at St. Francis Xavier College Church consistently draws more than 800 students each week. Mass is celebrated daily at St. Francis Xavier College Church and throughout the week in residence hall chapels. SLU’s Department of Campus Ministry sponsors retreats, service opportunities and mission trips, as well as groups devoted to faith­-sharing and prayer.

Welcoming All Faiths and Religions

People from every religious identity, practice or tradition are welcome at SLU. Student groups such as the Interfaith Alliance and campus ministry’s affiliate minister program encourage the spirituality of all members of the SLU community.