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Sacred Spaces on Campus

Prayer and contemplation are core aspects of Norbertine life. St. Norbert of Xanten placed strong emphasis on prayer, study and reflection as integral to his own process of life-long conversion. Norbert’s choice of the rule of St. Augustine as the guide for his followers reaffirms the centrality of prayer in all its forms to Christian life. The rule encourages community members to be zealous in prayer, and mandates that an oratory be set apart as a place completely dedicated to both communal and private prayer. Furthermore, St. Augustine in his rule exhorts that when we pray, “ponder in your hearts what your lips are saying.” In the Norbertine tradition, private prayer and spiritual reading complement the Liturgy of the Hours and, above all, the Eucharist as the deep sources of communio.

St. Norbert College is committed to providing spaces for prayer or quiet reflection for members of the college community from any faith or spiritual perspective. You will find these spaces vary – from formal spaces conducive to group gatherings to quiet spots in which individuals can catch their breath.

Burke Hall Burke Hall
The chapel in Burke Hall is located on the fourth floor and is one of our largest residential hall chapels.
Shrine of St. Mary Calawerts Family Grotto of Our Lady
The Calawerts Family Grotto of Our Lady is located just to the east of Mary Minahan McCormick Hall (MMM).
Campus Center Campus Center
Above the busyness of the Campus Center, the reflection lounge here is on the third floor.
Gries Hall Gries Hall
This residential hall on the corner of Third and Marsh Streets has its reflection lounge on the third floor.
Schneider Stadium Labyrinth at Donald J. Schneider Stadium
Enjoy some moments of quiet contemplation as you make your way to the center of the path, rest in quiet and wind back out ready to engage your busy life again.
Madelaine-Lorraine Hall Madelaine-Lorraine Hall
The newly remodeled reflection lounge on the first floor of Mad-Lor is an intimate space for reflection.
memorialpatio2-square.jpg Mary & Joseph Memorial Prayer Patio
All are invited to visit the Mary and Joseph Memorial Prayer Patio near the steeple at St. Norbert College Parish. The patio features a beautiful statue of the expectant Mary and her fiancé Joseph in a tender moment. Surrounding the Mary and Joseph statue is a prayer patio with a border of memorial bricks that are available for purchase. Dedicated Nov. 3, 2019, this Prayer Patio is a memorial to honor loved ones, living or deceased.
Mary Minahan McMcormick Hall Mary Minahan McCormick Hall
This large reflection lounge on the main floor of MMM overlooks the Shrine of St. Mary.
Michels Hall Michels Hall
The Chapel of Norbertine Saints is located on the first floor of Michels Hall.
Mulva Library Mulva Library
The Mulva Library houses its fireplace reflection lounge on the third floor above the Center for Norbertine Studies.
Old St. Joe’s Church Old St. Joe’s
Members of the college community gather here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings 8:05-8:20 a.m. during the academic year to celebrate morning prayer.
Oratory Shrine of St. Joseph
Formerly located the St. Norbert Abbey, the shrine has recently been installed at the oratory of the church.
Sensenbrenner Hall Sensenbrenner Hall
The chapel in Sensenbrenner Hall is located in the lower level.
Shakespeare Garden Shakespeare Garden
The garden is centered near the north end of campus between Cofrin, Bemis and Todd Wehr.
Todd Wehr Hall Todd Wehr Hall
Todd Wehr Hall has a reflection space dedicated in the honor of St. Teresa of Avila. The space is located on the main level.
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