SLU Catholic Studies Center



Formed by the spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius, Catholic Studies at SLU helps students cultivate an inner disposition of catholicity by teaching them to perceive God’s glory in the world and to sense with the Church so that they might take up the unique service God desires them to play in the unfolding drama of salvation.


The Center is ordered toward a sanctifying surrender to the person of Jesus Christ and his Church. This is why we have intentional communities where students can form virtuous friendships and the accountability that goes with being known. The Center seeks to prepare undergraduates not only for a career but for their vocation to follow Christ in the world.