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sacred spaces

The SCU campus has a rich history. We've heard many people say that just walking onto campus they've felt the sense that there's something special about this place. We certainly think so!

Benson Meditation Room: The Meditation Room is a space for quiet reflection, meditation, and prayer in the midst of our busy campus. All are welcome here, whatever your religious background or conviction. We hope you find a place of peace, comfort and rest. 

Guadalupe Wellness Room: The Wellness Room is a space for quiet reflection, meditation, prayer, or just a few moments of peace. In addition to meditation/prayers aids, a variety of books on many spiritual traditions have been put on the bookshelf (feel free to add more from your personal traditions). It is also a space for nursing mothers who are looking for a quiet private space. The Wellness room is not able to be reserved.

Law School Wellness Room: The Wellness Room is a dedicated space for nursing moms, a space to take a nap, and a space to rest when you are not feeling well. It is located on the second floor of Charney Hall.

Law School Multi-Faith Meditation Room: The Multi-Faith Meditation Room is a space for meditation, prayer, or just a few moments of peace and relaxation. In addition to meditation/prayers aids, a variety of books on many spiritual traditions have been put on the bookshelf (feel free to add more from your personal traditions). It is located on the third floor of Charney Hall.

Mission Santa Clara de Asis: At the heart of the campus, the Mission Church is the primary gathering place for liturgies and many on-campus prayer experiences. It is also a wonderful place to visit during the day for private reflection.

Mission Gardens: Adjacent to the Mission Church. If you're a squirrel watcher, this is the place to be! Apart from that, verdant lawns, rose bushes, and the oldest wisteria vine in the state all contribute to the sense of peace in this space.

Multifaith Sanctuary: Located in St. Joseph's Hall, this venue is available for worship, prayer, retreats, yoga, sleep hygiene classes, and small groups. Please contact Carly, the Campus Minister for Religious Diversity, for information on reserving the space.

St. Clare Garden: Located between deSaisset Museum and Vari hall, the St. Clare Garden is a great place to sit and reflect. This sustainable garden contains plants arranged in five main groups to portray the stages of Clare's life: childhood, girlhood, conversion, monastic life, and spiritual life.

St. Francis Chapel: Located in the Mission Church complex with an entrance near Nobili Hall, facing the wisteria arbor, this chapel contains part of the original adobe wall. It is used as a space for small group prayer and meditation.