For 20 years and counting, St. John’s University has relied on campus ministers to help more than 33,000 students cope with homesickness, separation from parents, and their faith. These men and women are religious leaders who live in the residence halls on campus. Catholics make up a large part of the student body, but the university is open to students of any and all faiths. Besides talking and listening, the ministers reach out to students, encouraging them to attend Mass and participate in retreats. Campus minister Brother Mike Sherrin says, “We’re not miracle workers, but we are invitational to consider the reality of God in their lives.”
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