Campus Ministry at St. Norbert College offers you a variety of wonderful ways to deepen your faith and explore spiritual questions.

Sacred Hour Small Groups

The Spring 2015 Sacred Hour schedule includes four dates set aside specifically for small groups. The dates are February 11 and 25; March 11, and April 8. If you are interested in participating in one of these groups, please complete the registration form. This form enables us to make sure the space reserved is sufficient.


Open to faculty, staff, and students

Contemplative Prayer
Contemplative Prayer adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer — verbal, mental or affective prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God in silence.  Contemplative Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with God to communion with God. This group will be led by Sr. Laura Zelten (Pastoral Associate of St. Norbert College Parish), is open to all students, faculty and staff, and meets in the church oratory.

Jesus: A Pilgrimage
In light of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land and contemporary scholarship, Fr. James Martin, S.J., a widely acclaimed author, presents his reflections on the life and message of Jesus. He looks not only at the divinity of Jesus but also His humanity. The book, Jesus: A Pilgrimage has received critical acclaim both from Christians and non-Christians alike. It is written in an inviting, accessible way that encourages reflection and conversation. Members of this group will be share responsibility of readings chapters of the book. If you do not have a copy and wish to purchase one, please submit $10 to DeEtte Radant to help cover the cost. Led by Howard Ebert (Theology and Religious Studies) this group will meet in Boyle Hall Room 425.

The Power of Relaxation
Can we accomplish more through doing nothing?  In this group we will explore this question through practicing centering and energy exercises that help produce the powerful state of living calmness.  Living calmness allows us to relax and perform better, even in pressure situations.  The exercises will involve natural movement and meditative breathing.  Led by David Bosco (Library), this group is open to staff, faculty, and students and will meet in the Mulva reflection lounge (301).

Science & Religion
Science and religion both explore for truth and in our dichotomous society are often considered incompatible. Must the two be at odds with each other, or can the two be intertwined and bring us to a different truth that neither science nor religion alone can reconcile? This small group will explore the major issues at the intersection of science and religion as we read and discuss “Science and Religion in Quest for Truth by John Polkinghorne. This group will be led by Eric Hagedorn (Philosophy) and is open to students, faculty, and staff and will meet in GMS 2028.

Spirituality and Film
This small group will search for the "sacred in the profane." Discussion will be on major themes of Christianity through the lens of popular film. Some films will be predetermined before the group has its first meeting, but participants are welcome to suggest a clip for discussion at further meetings. This group will be led by Shaun Johnson (Campus Ministry), is open to all students, faculty and staff, and meets in the Knight Owl.

St. Norbert of Xanten
This group will deepen ties to our Norbertine heritage by reading through and reflecting on the Life of St. Norbert in Latin.  Come to help translate or just take part in the discussion.  Led by Anders Hendrickson (Mathematics), this group is open to students, faculty and staff at all levels of Latin ability, and will meet in the CNS reflection space on the 2nd floor of the Mulva Library.