Our Reason for Being
54% of college freshmen say they have a hard time making friends.
49% of college students report feelings of hopelessness.
1 in every 3 students leave the Catholic faith during college.
80% of those who leave the Catholic faith do so before the age of 23.
We’re HERE to make a difference.
St. Lawrence Center is Here to
help students navigate their personal faith journeys
build a culture of home as a safe, welcoming place
create opportunities for sharing and involvement
walk with inquisitive students until they invite us in
pass on our faith to the next generation of leaders
enrich the lives of everyone we encounter
help students discover the fullness of their vocations
We reach this generation not by preaching to them, but by being present and welcoming. We provide a place of belonging no matter an individual’s questions, concerns, issues or beliefs.
Belief in who God is and the abundant life Jesus offers for
our lives is fostered through personal relationship and
accompaniment along each individual journey.
The next generation of Catholic Jayhawks know how to
relate with, love, and invite their peers into the same adventure of faith they have experienced.
Our Impact to Date
43 priests ordained
19 religious vocations
Over 200 working in parishes throughout the last 30 years
200 students formed in leadership over the last two years
2,500 students have engaged with St. Lawrence in the last two years
Help us guide the great stories this generation of Jayhawks are writing with their lives.