The Campus Ministry Department at Duchesne, first and foremost, seeks to meet each student, wherever she is in her faith journey, and help her to know the loving Sacred Heart of Jesus. We hold fast to this desire that every student feels loved by all, including herself, and know without a doubt that God loves her simply for who she is.
We strive to educate, not indoctrinate, all students in the faith of the Catholic church. We take seriously the words of our foundress St. Madeleine Sophie Barat who said, “For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society.” Thus, we see each student as a unique individual; we meet her wherever she is, and provide opportunities to start, maintain, or grow her own personal and active faith in God. We bring attention to how God may speak in the people and events of the everyday. And we humbly acknowledge that we are but small parts in the wonderous relationship that God has for each of us.
Finally, we aspire to make our students open-eyed, alert to the needs of others, generous in service, and courageous in pursuing justice. We instruct students in how to prayerfully discern, follow their conscience, and stand for what in which they believe. We help students grow in self-confidence and deal realistically with gifts and limitations… modeling that we need not grieve what talents God withheld, but rather recognize, rejoice, and use those that were given for good.