Participation is open to those who:
- will be an undergraduate student enrolled at Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, or Holy Cross College for the 2011-2012 academic year (freshmen through seniors welcome!)
- can commit to Integritas September 2011-April 2012
- can commit to weekly activities, typically on Thursday evenings, 5 pm-6:15 p.m., plus three weekends
In Fall 2010 the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture launched Integritas, a new student formation program, designed to integrate the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. The program provides a unique venue to promote reflection on how scholarship, spirituality, and service, fundamental aspects of the Christian life, complement one another and integrate to form a whole, an orientation to God and neighbor undergirded by Christian philosophy and theology. Through reading a common set of texts, reflecting on them in a seminar setting with guest professors, and participating in the spiritual, social and service-oriented activities sponsored by Integritas, the students grew into an intellectual community with a vibrant Christian spirit. Our inaugural group of 13 dedicated students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College are participating in dynamic seminars, engaging in service in the South Bend community, worshiping together, and went on retreat to the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, Kentucky in the spring.
In the course of the program, students will:
- Participate in monthly seminars to reflect on central texts in the Christian intellectual tradition, led by guest professors.
- Deepen their spiritual lives through liturgies and a spring retreat.
- Engage in service in the South Bend community to put their faith into action
- Visit Chicago to enjoy the culture the city offers.
- Create an intellectual community of professors and students with a vibrant Christian spirit.