Eight Places to Pray on Campus

Sometimes we’re in need of a space to reflect, meditate or offer our thoughts up to God. While prayer can happen anywhere, here are eight places to take a quiet moment on Creighton’s campus.

1 – St. John’s Church has been a cornerstone of the Creighton experience for individuals of all faiths for more than 100 years.

2 – The St. Ignatius of Loyola Chapel in the new School of Dentistry building was dedicated in honor of former Creighton President the Rev. Timothy R. Lannon, SJ, BS’73.

3 – For some outdoor solace, look to the Jesuit Gardens behind Creighton Hall (pictured above). Beautiful trees offer plenty of shade, and various religious statues and sculptures dot the landscape.

4 – Kiewit Hall offers a Muslim prayer room, as well as a Christian chapel.

5 – Health sciences students, faculty and staff use the Christ the Healer Chapel in the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Health Sciences Building.

6 – If physical activity promotes your prayer, the elevated walking track in the Rasmussen Fitness and Sports Center offers beautiful views of the Michael G. Morrison, SJ Stadium and downtown Omaha.

7 – Several of the on-campus residence halls have chapels, including Swanson Hall. Students, faculty or staff with a busy schedule can pop in the Swanson Chapel for a quick moment of meditation.

8 – The lower level of the Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library not only provides a quiet place to study, but it can be a good place for silent prayer — especially before a big test.

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