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Communities of Reflection

Communities of Reflection (CORE)

CORE, or Communities of Reflection plays an integral role in my
college experience at the University of San Francisco. CORE groups
meet once a week for an hour and provide for me a space to slow down,
center myself, and reflect with other students who share the same
desire of intentionally integrating faith into my college and academic
life. Through CORE groups, I’ve met some of my closest friends and had
some of the most meaningful conversations that opened my eyes and
realize that faith formation is communal and how important it is to
have a community and to be a part of community rooted in reflection
and centered upon faith and spiritual growth. For the last three
years, I participated in the Ignatians CORE group, which is a CORE
group that not only reflects, but also acts upon it through promoting
and assisting in University Ministry sponsored programs. Being a part
of the Ignatians CORE made me realize how important action, such as
community service, is in developing, growing and sharing my faith with