Faith & Service

Smiling students in front of St. Peter's Basilica

Faithfully Christian. Joyfully Catholic. Gratefully Benedictine. 

Newman Guide 2021-22

At the University of Mary, we welcome and serve students of many faiths; our campus community has always fostered a genuine spirit of Benedictine hospitality. As a Catholic university, we are deeply dedicated to providing rich opportunities for our students to explore and grow in their faith.

While we are proudly Catholic, we teach students not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic. And our faith compels us to imagine and contribute to a more socially just society. 

At Mary, career preparation is immersed in the Catholic intellectual tradition and our vibrant community is infused with a rich sacramental life.

Catholic Identity

At Mary, career preparation is immersed in the Catholic intellectual tradition and our vibrant community is infused with a rich sacramental life.

Female student painting a bench during day of service.

Christian Life and Service

Discover how you can transform your life – and the lives of those around you – through service and common worship.

Outdoor Ministry Event

University Ministry

The Saint John Paul II Center for University Ministry serves the spiritual needs of the entire University of Mary community.


A Community of Faith

Committed to the values of respect for persons, hospitality, and service to others, Mary offers you a unique setting for exploring life’s most important questions. And unlike many other places, differences are not ignored but discussed – with passion and civility – in the pursuit of Truth.

The result is a vibrant and supportive campus that welcomes students of all faiths; one where worship and prayer are as integral as study and fun. So whether it’s our Catholic Studies program, vocation-based residence halls, campuses in Rome and Arizona, our active University Ministry program, or our unique partnership with FOCUS, Mary prepares you to be a leader in the service of Truth

Benjamin Helget

Through fruitful community and the rich sacramental life on campus, I have grown to love Christ more and become more fully the person I ought to be. My time at the university has not only been conducive in forming the mind in knowledge but also in forming the soul to be conformed to Christ.

Benjamin Helget, Psychology and Catholic Studies Major
Kayla Cummings

As a Lutheran I had some reservations about attending a Catholic university. At Mary I discovered a community that is not only serious about faith, but one that enabled me to grow within my own tradition. Because of Mary I have a greater sense of who I am and God’s direction for me.

Kayla Cummings, Exercise Science Major

What's the purpose of higher education? What is a university for? The domain of a university is universal knowledge. Universal knowledge about how men and women are meant to live as human beings. How they're meant to be contributors to society, contributors to the culture.

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