Guided by the spirit of the Sisters of Notre Dame, the Center for Spirituality and Mission seeks to honor the many religious traditions and spiritual paths in our community by providing diverse opportunities for tending the sacredness in ourselves, each other, and the world and work and learn collaboratively with community partners to bring about a more just society and positive social change. We are a community of students, staff, and faculty who work together to support this vision.
Foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
What We Do
- Confidential Spiritual Direction
- Weekly liturgy in the chapel as well as interfaith and other community prayer services
- Various events, speakers, films, and programs addressing issues related to spirituality and mission - see upcoming events
- Retreats, “away days” and volunteer experiences to help us understand what it means to live our faith
- Casual counseling, conversation, hot tea and a comfy, quiet get-away on campus
Center for Spirituality
Located in the Chapel Annex
Amy Jobin, Director of Spirituality. Amy Jobin is a lay Catholic chaplain and the Director of the NDNU Center for Spirituality. Amy’s earliest roots are in the Micronesian Islands where she was born and following this, she grew up in Wisconsin and Illinois. Amy trained for ministry at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, CA where she completed a Masters in Theological Studies with a focus on Christian Spirituality and the Beguine way of life. After finishing this degree, Amy completed three units of Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplaincy training at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, CA. In addition, Amy trained in spiritual direction for two years at the Institute for spiritual Leadership in Chicago, IL and completed a certificate in this program.
From 1999-2001, Amy lived in Gros-Morne, Haiti where she lived in community with the Sisters of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, and worked with young adults for reforestation and with local community members to open a retreat and education center. Amy has a special interest in women’s issues around faith and spirituality, the process of discernment and understanding call, and for how young adults understand their faith and spirituality and how this informs their life. Amy enjoys hiking California’s many amazing trails, making meals with friends and finding yet another used book store.