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Special Events

Our annual special events connect our campus in faith and traditions. Whether you are looking to take a break from your studies during a retreat, or celebrate a religious holiday, Campus Ministry supports a variety of celebrations. 

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All-Faiths Dinner

At Brescia, we are proud of the diversity of cultures, religions and traditions on campus. In celebrating our differences, students, faculty and staff gather together at the annual All-Faiths Dinner in early October. This Brescia tradition features international cuisine and an evening of shared cultures from around the world.


As a University, we recognize the importance of care of the spirit to wholeness and health. Our retreats give participants the opportunity to step away from everyday routines to refresh and renew by joining together for relaxing activities, reflection, conversation, and dinner. Retreats give an opportunity to integrate body, mind, and spirit. By supporting the development of Brescia’s Competencies students will grow both personally and academically during these retreats.

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Remembrance Day

Each year, near Remembrance Day, Brescia holds a Service to commemorate the men and women who fought for our freedom. Students, faculty, staff and the London community are welcome to join us in the Chapel for a moment of silence and worship and/or to participate in the Brescia Choir which provides music for this Service.

Brescia Family Christmas Party

Collaborating with the Brescia University College Students’ Council (BUCSC), the Brescia Family Christmas Party brings together the Brescia Family and children of all ages to prepare to welcome Christmas. All are welcome as we share the Christmas spirit, engage in activities for all ages, and welcome a special guest from the North Pole! 

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Carol Service

Each year in early December, Brescia celebrates the journey towards Christmas with our annual Carol Service. All are welcome to enjoy this beautiful musical reflection in our Chapel, celebrating peace, love and joy, with a moment of silence for the victims of the Montreal Massacre and gender-based violence.

Advent & Lenten Campaigns

A variety of resources and events are offered to bring together the University community in preparation of Advent, Christmas and Easter. Join us as we celebrate Mardi Gras, commemorate Ash Wednesday and observe Lenten preparations for Easter.

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