Imagining How to Be Christ-Like Together

Karen Eifler, University of Portland
Charles Gordon, University of Portland

Expositions, 2015, Volume 9, Issue 1, 69-77.

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Abstract

Catholic colleges and universities wrestle with how to keep the vision and charisms of their founding orders vibrant in the face of shrinking numbers of vowed religious on campuses. The Center described in this paper offers a replicable set of strategies for inculcating Catholic mission and identity across disciplines and throughout the institution: structured social events, strong sense of sacramental imagination infusing the work, and priority given to developing deliberate collegial relationships outside the usual locations of Catholic identity (theology and philosophy): sciences, arts and humanities.