Daily Sabbath

A time to pause from our regular work and tend to our spiritual and holistic wellbeing.

Daily Sabbath is an opportunity to pause for 20 minutes and engage in a wide range of spiritual practices, such as taking a walk outside, meeting a friend for coffee, finding a quiet place to be still and rest, or joining in one of the activities hosted by the Chaplains' Office and other groups on campus.

Daily Sabbath takes place Monday through Friday from 10:00-10:20 am. With activities in both Christ Chapel and the Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall, as well as other hosted and personal practices, Daily Sabbath has something to offer everyone at Gustavus.

Fall 2019 Weekly Schedule


Catholic Rosary Prayer - Multifaith Center
Join Catholic students and employees in praying the rosary. All are welcome to participate or observe.
Contemplative Prayer with Music - Christ Chapel
Prayer connects us to God and to each other. Gather to pause for reflection, singing, lighting candles, and prayer.
Monday Motivator - Lund Center by the Entrance
Students and coaches offer brief motivational devotions; hosted by student organization, Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


Coloring and Conversation - Multifaith Center
Join students from the Center for Inclusive Excellence for coloring and conversation. Supplies provided. Bonus! Pick up a muffin and coffee as you leave.
Purpose Pause - Christ Chapel
Gather to hear Gustavus students interview faculty and staff about their paths to finding meaning and purpose in work and life. Breakfast and cold brew coffee served on the way in.


Mindfulness Meditation - Multifaith Center
Meditation calms our bodies and minds and cultivates compassion for ourselves and others. Counseling Center staff lead the community in loving kindness and mindfulness meditation practices. No prior experience with meditation is required.
Morning Praise - Christ Chapel
Join together with Gustavus musicians to sing the Morning Praise liturgy, which comes from the Roman Catholic tradition and is beloved by many Gusties. Coffee and pastries are served at the end of the service.


Diverse Religious Expressions - Multifaith Center
Hear students share about their religious traditions and values.
Holy Communion with Student Messages - Christ Chapel
Gather to hear from student speakers about how they are connecting their most deeply held convictions with what they are learning inside and outside the classroom. The chaplains will also be administering holy communion for any who would like to participate. Christ Chapel practices open communion, which means that no matter where you are in your journey with God, you are welcome to receive the bread and wine as signs of God's abundant grace and forgiveness.


Fridays for Future - Multifaith Center
Join students from Building Bridges and others for activities and discussion on climate justice.
Musical Showcase - Christ Chapel
Gather for inspiration as we celebrate the many talented musicians at Gustavus.

Special Events During Daily Sabbath

These events will take place in Christ Chapel.
September 3: Opening Convocation
October 1: Rosh Hashanah Observance
October 31: Founders Day
November 11: Veterans Day Observance
December 10: Winds of Christmas
December 12: Festival of Saint Lucia