University Mission & Ministry (UMM) is an integral part
of the University of the Incarnate Word.
Rooted in the Catholic tradition and inspired by the charism and spirituality
of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word,
the Offices of University Mission & Ministry are committed
to cultivating the faith of all UIW students, faculty, and staff.
UMM is not a club or organization.
If you are on this campus, you are a part of UMM.
Grounded in our Mission we provide many opportunities
to explore your faith, values, and purpose.
Explore the web pages to learn more about UMM
and the many ways in which you may be a part of the programs
and opportunities associated with our five Core Areas –
prayer, liturgy, outreach, faith development, and pastoral care.
We encourage you to contact us for more information,
with your questions, and to share your ideas and interests.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
at The Chapel of the Incarnate Word
(the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word)
During World War II, a young Roger Louis Schütz-Marsauche offered shelter and hospitality within the small village Taizé, France to refugees fleeing the war-torn area. This simple act of kindness led to the founding of the ecumenical, monastic community known as “Taizé.” The Taizé Community’s primary vocation has long been known to be a bridge for communion among all peoples, with its specific focus on reconciliation – not only among divided Christians, but more importantly, among humanity. Though some brothers reside in Taizé, others live in small communities across the globe. They strive to be the presence of God’s love among the poor and most vulnerable, the dying, the imprisoned, and the spiritually and emotionally wounded.
Today, thousands of pilgrims (most especially, young adults) come from all over the world to experience and participate in the contemplative prayer of Taizé, which includes the singing of repetitive scriptural chants, silence, and reflection. Through this manner of prayer, communal gathering and dialogue, pilgrims are invited to a deeper communion with God and to be a leaven of peace and reconciliation for the world.