Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York


What is Prism?...

The purpose of Prism is to offer a safe and welcoming place for LGBT students to explore and to deepen their relationship with God. It is a chance for our students to experience God’s unconditional love, and to explore the multiple aspects of their relationships with God, self, and others along side others who are doing the same. Prism draws from a foundation of Catholic-Christian spirituality and welcomes students of all backgrounds and experiences. In the spirit of the Jesuit educational tenet, Cura Personalis, and the USCCB Pastoral letter, Always our Children (1997), Campus Ministry wishes to offer our students, the ‘enormous spiritual resources’ of the church, and to enable our students to flourish spiritually as they "discover what they believe and find where they belong" through their time at Fordham.

What happens...
The retreat is still in the works - a collaboration between Campus Ministry, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice along with current Fordham students who will serve as peer leaders on the retreat. 

It will include: Reflections led by student leaders, large group discussion, community activities, individual reflection, prayer, small group sharing and usual retreat goodies such as food, fun, and fellowship

Fordham's beautiful and peaceful House of Prayer in Goshen, NY.
Transportation will be provided from BOTH Lincoln Center and Rose Hill

February 28-March 2, 2014
Gather at 3:30pm Friday or immediately after your 2:30 class
Return to campus mid-afternoon on Sunday

Due to the generosity of an alumni donor, we are able to offer Prism FREE of charge to all participants.
A $20 deposit is required to secure your spot, which will be returned to you on the retreat.  If this cost poses a challenge for you, please let us know as we do not want it to impede your participation.

What they're saying...

"You will return to school refreshed and emboldened with a new community of people who love you for everything you are :) " (Retreatant on Prism 2014)

"It is the best spiritual Fordham experience I have had in my 4 years."
(Retreatant on Prism 2014)

"This retreat is an incredible opportunity to share a really special experience with a group of peers who can relate and understand where you are at with just about anything on your journey through being LGBTQ." (Retreatant on Prism 2014)

"Definitely go! The worst that could happen is that you meet a great group of interesting people and spend a relaxing weekend in a beautiful house and great snacks." (Retreatant on Prism 2014)

For More Information...
Contact Erin Hoffman, Asst. Director for Spiritual Programs, 718-817-4509, McGinley 206


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