Celebrating Life and Faith at StFX

Campus Ministry is a vibrant part of life at StFX!

Development of the whole person is the driving force behind StFX whereby students leave as positive contributors to the world, manifesting God's life and love in all that they do.

Through campus ministry, we support and encourage students, faculty, staff, and alumni to practice and live their faith. We welcome all faith traditions and offer connections and opportunities for all students who wish to practice their beliefs.

The St. Francis Xavier University motto - Quaecumque Sunt Vera  |  Whatsoever things are true - is taken from the letter of Paul to the Philippians (chapter 4, verses 4-9):

I want you to be happy, always happy in the Lord; I repeat, what I want is your happiness. Let your tolerance be evident to everyone: the Lord is very near. There is no need to worry; but if there is anything you need, pray for it, asking God for it with prayer and thanksgiving, and that peace of God, which is so much greater than we can understand, will guard your hearts and your thoughts, in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, fill your minds with everything that is true, everything that is noble, everything that is good and pure, everything that we love and honour, and everything that can be thought virtuous or worthy of praise.

Phil. 4: 4-9

StFX is committed to many dynamics of personal development of its students, including the Spiritual dimension. It is the responsibility of the StFX community to extend the context and meaning of this passage – StFX’s motto – so that reverence and respect is constantly embraced and emitted to each individual.