St Joseph Chapel Interior

Dominican Life

Who am I? How can I make a difference? Is there something more?

The Dominican Life Office supports you in your exploration of these questions of identity, meaning and spirituality. Dominican Life programming is open to everyone, wherever they are on their spiritual journey, and is here to assist you as you strive to better understand, express and integrate your spiritual values.

Rooted in the Dominican tradition, professional staff and student leaders offer a wide variety of programming, including local civic engagement, alternative break service trips, student-led prayer and discussion groups, Mass and other Chapel prayer opportunities, retreats, and interfaith worship site visits.

We promote respect and understanding of the diverse faith traditions represented in the Edgewood College community and within the human family. The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa model and promote respect for each individual's spiritual "Search for Truth" in an inclusive, welcoming spirit. The Dominican values present vision, and the resources of service, study and prayer in community provide a rich, diverse methodology for our programming and services.  

Catholic Mass is celebrated in St. Joseph Chapel twice a week. Catholic Priest-Presiders lead celebrations of the sacrament of Eucharist on Sundays and Wednesdays when classes are in session. Discussion and prayer groups also include students from varied religious and spiritual backgrounds. Student leaders are actively engaged in planning and leading Dominican Life programming. 

As a student here, you will also have the opportunity to spend a school break in service-learning with a different culture as part of an alternative break. This service opportunity engages you through study, reflection and action as a community committed to building a just and compassionate world.

The Greater Madison area provides a conducive climate for serious conversation and exploration with and from people representing a variety of spiritual and religious perspectives. The UW-Madison Hillel Jewish Center, Buddhist Temple and Hindu Temple are all within an easy drive from campus and are willing to engage in interfaith learning experiences with our learning community.