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Spiritual life has been at the foundation of Rockford University since its founding as a female seminary in 1847. Aside from regular interfaith services that address the spiritual needs of the campus, traditional interfaith services celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and Baccalaureate.
The spiritual programming at Rockford University is "student-driven and needs-based.” The Interfaith Council, comprised of students, faculty and staff, meets regularly to address the spiritual needs of the university community through its programming, concerts, speakers and retreats.
Campus ministry is prepared to provide opportunities to find strength through joined prayer in times of difficulty or catastrophe.
Fisher Memorial Chapel, the home of the campus-based worship services, is an interfaith space that is open daily. It provides a quiet oasis with music, candles and a comforting atmosphere amid the hectic campus activities.
Father Robert J. Verstynen Trust This trust has generously determined to support three programs at Rockford University that reflect Father Verstynen’s life of service and compassion:
- A Faith and Culture series that serves to educate the university and greater Rockford community about the diversity that makes up our communities.
- Lectures and symposiums on vocations and leading a meaningful life.
- The Last Lecture Series honoring Rockford University faculty members for their years of teaching and example of life-long learning.