The St. Siard Intentional Living Community
The St. Siard Intentional Living Community is a co-ed Intentional Living Community that will live in two separate suites - 4 males, 4 females - in MMM Residential Hall. It is an outreach of the Campus Ministry Department of St. Norbert College and is directed by the members of the Campus Ministry professional staff.
The name for the community reflects the
Catholic, Norbertine Heritage of the college.
St. Siard was a humble and fruitful Abbot in the 13th century in
Friesland who was successful in spreading the apostolic spirit of the Order,
rooted in the gospel, under his leadership.
During his time as Abbot, St. Saird, much like our founder St. Norbert,
became well known for his gifts as a peacemaker and showed a special affinity
for care for those who were in need.
Often depicted with a breadbasket at his feet, he traveled with bread
and other food to distribute to the poor he would encounter on his journey. Click here to learn more about his life and impact.
Members of the St. Siard Intentional Christian Community of St. Norbert College strive to live a Christ-centered life founded in the
Catholic and Norbertine values.The community supports discernment and faith growth of its members as well other students touched by the community's ministry. Seeking guidance from the Holy Spirit, the members strive
to be living witnesses of the Catholic faith in their commitment to prayer, service, communio, and evangelization.
Members of the St. Siard Intentional Christian Community seek to grow in faith, hope
and love, giving public witness to the primacy of Christ in their lives. Guided by the Catholic and Norbertine ideal
of communio and the Catholic Church's vision of the New
Evangelization, its members commit to developing Christ-centered relationships,
service to the greater community, and regular prayer in common.
Living in the community, the following are required:
- Going to Sunday Mass as a community
- Offering a regular prayer experience once a
week that is open to the wider SNC Community
- Gathering for community prayer with the St. Siard Community
- Inviting the SNC community to participate in service
with the St. Siard Community at a Community Partner Site once
- Participating in a leadership role in SNC
Campus Ministry, SNC Parish, or Diocesan Ministry Offerings
3. Community Living
- Abiding by all SNC Residential Living
- Abiding by SNC Living Contract completed at
the beginning of the semester
- Participating in a community meal and community
recreation once a week
- Fulfilling roles of responsibility within the
- Participating in biweekly meeting with
director as a community
- Participating in weekly community meetings
- Attending monthly St. Siard community sessions that cover the
topics of faith formation, vocation, discernment, prayer, and catechesis
- Attending the St. Siard community retreat at the
beginning of each semester
Living in community the following are community decisions:
- Regularity, time, and types/forms of communal
- Experience a variety of liturgical
communities within the Catholic Church once a month
- Identifying a community partner service opportunity at the sites
- Opportunities for ministry are dependent upon
specific talents and gifts of individuals within the community
3. Community Living
- Identifying a time and day for a weekly community meal
- Identifying a time and day for a weekly community meeting and biweekly
meeting with the director
- Assisting director in identifying speakers/guests for formation meetings and
- Identifying sessions for community retreat opportunities