Cura: Christian Life Community
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony."
If you are someone who...
- desires to make new and deepen exisiting friendships at BC
- is willing to share your story and listen to others' stories
- welcomes breathing room to reflect with others
- seeks to build community and leave a lasting legacy while at BC
The Mission of Cura is to "love one another as I have loved you" (John 13:34). Cura Personalis (care of the whole person) stems from the desire to see and care for a person as God sees and cares for that person. Cura groups seek to become true Christian communities where members listen, share, challenge, and are changed by, and together respond more fully, to God's voice in their lives.
Student led groups meet once a week for an hour to pray and share "highs, lows and seeds" of the week. Groups seek to discuss matters of faith and reflect on how to live more authentic lives. The Cura Council is largely responsible for the training and formation of new leaders, organizing and planning of wider social events on campus, as well as determining the direction the program will grow. This year there are nearly 50 student leaders who co-lead groups. Cura welcomes all students interested in building lasting friendships that challenge the deeper questions.
There are about 25 groups that meet on campus each week at a variety of places and times.
You do not have to be religious, Christian, or Catholic to join. We invite you to give it a try; if after a few meetings you decide it is not for you, no hard feelings!
After participating in Cura, students will be able to:
- Recognize that the presence, love, and care that they experience in Cura is grounded in an intentional, living, radical Christian community and tradition.
- Articulate a particular instance in which a decision he/she made was a direct result of shared prayer and/or group reflection and will develop a language of discernment in his/her life.
- Recognize a variety of spiritual prayer practices (Lectio Divina, contemplation of place, Praying with art, centering, meditation, etc.) that will serve to instill a habit of prayer, and deepen his/her relationship with God.