Health and Wellness
Physical Health and Wellness
Make note about the importance of exercise and nutrition during the remote term Mostly refer to USask pages and services.
Mental Health and Wellness
Make note about student services and campus ministry presence at STM Special note about isolation during remote learning Mostly refer to USask pages and services.
Spiritual Health and Wellness
In 2020, Pope Francis said, “We should take good care of our bodies, but also our souls,” preaching about the Gospel of Mark’s account of Jesus healing the paralytic. “Jesus teaches us to go to what is essential,” the pope said. “What is essential is health, complete, body and soul.” Spiritual wellness is a part of over all wellness, and we need to tend to it daily.
St. Thomas More Campus Ministry can help you in your quest to be spiritually healthy. Your journey to spiritual wellness may involve a number of aspects and activities.
Please connect to Campus Ministry if you’d like to:
- Practice meditation and silence in your daily or weekly life. Campus Ministry invites you to Centering Prayer, once a week, for twenty minutes of silence in the presence of God.
- Pray. You can take time to pray on your own, or connect to on-line opportunities like the Rosary, and Campus Ministry’s weekly Gospel Reflection.
- Connect to community. Campus Ministry works with the Weekday and Sunday mass communities at the STM Chapel as well as the Catholic student groups like Newman Centre and the Just Youth group. Reach out and we can help you get connected!
You may also commit to some of the following practices on your own:
- Watching Religious Services on-line (Our diocesan services can be accessed easily at www.saskatoonmass.com ).
- Spending quiet time alone in reflection.
- Building awareness through journaling.
- Serving the needs of others, spending time in nature, appreciating music and the arts. This includes comedy – remember, a laugh is good for the soul!
USask Faith Leaders
The University of Saskatchewan has a longstanding history of collaboration with faith representatives who have contributed to a campus culture of respect, inclusion, and pluralism. The faith leaders at USask are a multi-faith religious resource to all students, staff and faculty.