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.

Sabbath Challenge begins April 8th

Introducing the 2019 Sabbath Challenge

Spend some time focusing on your spritual well-being this spring!

Get the Sabbath Challenge Card

  1. Choose six activities to complete on your challenge card. Note: Two activities must come from a shaded square.
  2. Cross off the square of each activity you complete.
  3. Turn in your completed card with name and contact info by May 6th.
  • Students: Turn your card to our table in the campus center on May 6th. (The first fourty students to do so will receive a resuable waterbottle filled with treats) OR drop off your card in the Chaplains' Office.
  • Employees: Drop off your card in the Chaplains' Office or send via campus mail.

All completed cards will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes.

Employees: $25 gift card to the Book Mark (6)
Students: $25 gift card to Patrick's, River Rock, or the Co-op (6)

Spring 2019 Weekly Schedule


Catholic Rosary Prayer - Multifaith Center
Join Catholic students and employees in praying the rosary. All are welcome to participate or observe.

Prayer Around the Cross - 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.

Pop-Up Chapel - Campus Center
On the first Monday of each month, the chaplains table outside of the Market Place and offer prayers, blessings, and other spiritual activities.


Coloring and Conversation - Multifaith Center
Join students from the Diversity Center for coloring and conversation. Supplies provided. Bonus! Pick up a muffin and coffee as you leave.

Worship with Messages by Chaplains and Special Guests - Christ Chapel
Gather to hear thought-provoking messages from our chaplains and special guests.


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 await you at the end of the service.


Sabbath Yoga - Multifaith Center
Yoga cultivates mindfulness through movement and breath. Experienced yoga practitioners will lead the community in a gentle yoga practice. Come as you are, no need to change. Mats provided.

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.


Diverse Perspectives - Multifaith Center
Hear students share about their religious traditions and values.

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.

March 6th: Ash Wednesday
April 18th: Maundy Thursday
May 2nd: Yom HaShoah
May 17th: Tenure Recognition Ceremony