Building Access

The Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel and the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life in the lower level are closed at this time. There is space for contemplation, reflection, and prayer in The Campus Center in room CC216.

Pastoral Support

Our staff continues to work remotely and our Chaplains are available for pastoral support on Zoom, over the phone, and on email. Their contact information is listed here. If you aren’t sure who to contact, send a general email to and a chaplain will reach out to you.

Daily Community Grounding Moment

As we practice social distancing and navigate the challenges of this moment, nurturing our Macalester community feels more important than ever. On weekdays we invite you to pause for a moment of grounding in community over Zoom. This brief 20 minute ritual will include a reading, a contemplative practice, and voices from across the Macalester community. Wherever you are and whoever you’re with, we hope you’ll join us for this community touchpoint. We gather every MWF at 4:30 PM Central Time and TR at 11:30 AM Central Time for 20 minutes. Bring a candle if you can! 

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Our staff has compiled a document of Sustaining Practices. This is a resource of meditative and reflective practices that support emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

We also recommend On Being’s Care Package for Uncertain Times, a collection of podcasts, essays, and poetry for this moment.

Our Mission

We affirm that our global community holds diverse wisdom about the sacred. At Macalester we explore wholeness, belonging, and purpose – with curiosity – as we orient ourselves towards experiences of wonder and awe. The diverse chaplains of the CRSL seek to nurture growth into the fullness of the human family. This is possible when we co-create communities that support the inner life through reflection, practice, bearing witness, learning together, and building authentic relationships.