Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Cura Faith Sharing Groups


***Returning students should note that this program was formerly known as Koinonia


“We have all known the long loneliness

 and we have learned that the only solution is love,

 and that love comes with community.”

-Dorothy Day


Cura faith-sharing groups derive their name from the Jesuit value cura personalis. While this is commonly understood as meaning “care for the whole person,” we in Campus Ministry like to interpret this value as care for the individual, AS an individual- with all the experiences, identities, and complications that come along with being human. During this time of increased isolation, we hope to provide an avenue of connection, so that we can provide for each other the kind of love and care that can only come from being in community.


Cura groups gather virtually each week to reflect and pray together, discussing topics that are relevant to your lives as students. Groups include 5-10 participants and are led by 1-2 student leaders. This year, we will be introducing affinity spaces for students with shared identities to come process through their experiences together.


Group themes for Fall 2020:

  • General groups (all class years)
  • Women’s Spirituality
  • LGBTQIA+ identified students
  • First Year students
  • Racial Equity (affinity spaces for BIPOC students and white/white-passing students)

Brittany from the Class of 2021 shares why she joined Cura below.


We invite you to reimagine this challenging time as an opportunity to seek connection with one another in new ways. Join a group today!

Groups will begin meeting the week of Sept. 21st. If interested, email Chanali Sweeper at cssweeper@loyola.edu

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Become a Cura Leader

Applications are accepted each spring semester.

Applications for 2021-2022 Cura Leaders

Leader applications will open in Spring 2021.