Our ministry is grounded in the Gospel:

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." Luke 4:18-19

CSB Vision:

CSB Campus Ministry functions under the inspiration of the 2002 US Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Pastoral Letter entitled "Empowered by the Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future."

We take guidance from the Letter's six aspects of campus ministry which support the Church's mission to those in higher education while reaching out to both believers and non-believers in fidelity to the Benedictine core values:
  • Forming the Faith Community
  • Appropriating the Faith
  • Forming the Christian Conscience
  • Educating for Justice     
  • Facilitating Personal Development
  • Developing Leaders for the Future
As a Department of Student Development Division of the College of Saint Benedict we also carry forward the Best Practices set by the ACCU for Student Affairs:
  • Persistence and Academic Achievement
  • Critical Thinking and Cognitive Complexity
  • Intercultural Competence
  • Interpersnal and Intrapersonal Maturation
  • Gender Awareness
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Service and Leadership for the Common Good
  • Life Long Health and Holy Leisure 
Professional and Para-professional Campus Ministry staffs encounter students where they are in their faith journeys and accompany them through:
  • Breaking bread together,
  • Formation of Christian conscience,
  • Exposure to other world religions,
  • Active engagement and advocacy for the common good, and
  • Opportunities to pray and participate in retreats.