Spiritual Life

Assumption welcomes and supports students who are Catholic, from other religious traditions, and nonreligious.

As a Catholic and Assumptionist university, Assumption seeks to transform the minds and hearts of students and to shape their souls. Here you will find friends who are exploring and developing their faith, a team of pastoral ministers who seek to model faithful witness to Jesus Christ and who build relationships with students of all faith traditions, and diverse opportunities to mature spiritually.

What do you seek? Come and see!

A rewarding career. Friendship. A clear understanding of your ideals and goals. Making a real difference in the world. All of these elements are crucial to leading a happy and purposeful life.

At Assumption, leading such a life begins with knowing that you are made in the image and likeness of God who deeply loves you. The opportunities you will have to grow spiritually at Assumption will empower you to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation to young people: “You are the ones who hold the key to the future! Continue to fight apathy and to offer a Christian response to the social and political troubles emerging in different parts of the world.”

Discover or Explore Your Faith at Assumption


Worship in Ways that Make Sense for You

From gathering with friends at Mass to spending time in reflection in the interfaith prayer room, from singing or playing an instrument in music ministry to beginning your day at Morning Prayer with the Assumptionist priests and brothers, Assumption provides a variety of ways to deepen your faith through prayer and worship. Students of all (or no) faith traditions are always welcome.

Prayer and Worship

Travel that Shapes Your Soul

Whether in inner-city Philadelphia or at the border in El Paso, Assumption students serve and develop relationships with the poor and vulnerable. Trips are offered during University breaks throughout the year.

Service Immersion Trips

Take the Next Step in Your Spiritual Journey

Reflect on your faith—and your future—by participating in a retreat with fellow students. Hear firsthand about the faith journeys of Assumption’s faculty and staff. Discuss your vocation ideas with a handful of your peers, or join a bible study group. Assumption is the ideal place to continue—and nourish—your spiritual journey.

Spiritual Growth

A Community that Cares

Whether you’re homesick, grieving the death of a loved one or wrestling with doubts about your faith, you’ll enjoy the support of Assumption’s team of pastoral ministers who are committed to supporting students with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.

Campus Ministry Staff

First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting

Assumption University awakens in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Students are provided an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. Enlivened by the harmony of faith and reason, here, students’ minds and hearts are transformed.

Our Mission