CSB Campus Ministry Care Package Program

Thank you, parents, for your support of the CSB Campus Ministry Care Package program. We, along with your students, are very grateful for your generous participation. Particularly heartwarming is the number of you who purchased extra care packages for international students whose parents reside abroad. Wow! Your generosity is truly amazing. The Care Package Program supports your students while helping to fund student-led ABE service projects here in the United States and abroad.  Check out our Alternative Break Experiences website to learn about the trips scheduled for this year. If you have not yet purchased a care package for your student, there is still time.  Print an order form.  Questions? Contact Ingrid Smiles at 320-363-5603 or email [email protected].

Our faith communities are active with several events. Here are some highlights:

  • Scripture study of the "Good News People" will be the second Thursday of the month at the CSB Campus Ministry Suite. The Nov. 8 session will center on: Virtue: Love, Scripture: 1 John 4:7-21, Catechism: #54, 68, 221, 733 
  •  Advent Busy Women's Retreat will be Nov. 26-30, with the theme "Be Still and Know that I am God." It is a time for women to spend one half-hour in personal reflection each day and meet for one half- hour with a Benedictine Sister for spiritual direction. 
  • Bread and Night Blessing will be Nov. 6 for first-year residences and Nov. 13 in the second-year residencesThis prayer begins with reflecting on the Benedictine value of respecting one another as we develop lasting relationships and add meaning in our lives. 
  • Kathe Schaff will deliver a speech on women, spirituality and transformational leadership on Nov. 8. She will share stories of her experiences as a trustee at the Parliament of the World's Religions, a delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and a participant in the recent Awakened World 2012 conference in Italy.