October 2nd at sundown marks the Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the Jewish New Year and falls within the observance of the Jewish High Holidays, which includes both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kipur, also known as the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashana is the beginning of the Jewish calendar and recognizes the birthday of the world, the creation of Adam and Eve, and the time when the Gates of Heaven are opened. This holiday begins a ten-day period that affords the opportunity for introspection and reflection. One can connect with one's faith, their own humility, and the preciousness of life. The holiday offers a person a new beginning, an awareness of consciousness that connects one to life. How can a person live more fully and with intention? How can one's life have meaning in our world?
Reflection written by: Steve Sansola, Associate Dean for Student Affairs/Adjunct Lecturer in Relgious Studies
Welcome to Campus Ministry! We are the Department of Spiritual and Religious Life.
Our mission, drawn from its Judeo-Christian roots and the heritage of the Marist Brothers, is to support the spiritual and religious development of students as they respond to God's presence in their lives.
We work to foster a culture of faith for all undergraduate students of all faith traditions by building and nourishing a community of hospitality, prayer, service and education.
Campus Ministry Student Advisory Board at the Christmas/Holiday Giving Tree Ceremony