Does the institution have one or more priest chaplains on campus for the Sacraments and spiritual direction? (Yes/No)
Yes. Each one of our schools in campus has a chaplain assigned and he celebrates the sacraments for that school – Holy Mass, confessions, spiritual direction, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament…
On average, how many hours per week is a priest chaplain on campus and available to students?
Our priest are available during class hours and, if needed, anytime during the day. Most of them live either on campus or in the city of Pamplona, right next to campus.
Please describe the priests who minister to students and celebrate the Sacraments on campus.
Our priests are a wonderful addition to our campus life, they are seeing by students and staff as part of the campus life and are present and available during day and night. Many of them live in our residence halls and participate in their activities (sacraments, sports, conferences, trips…).
Our priest are members of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross – Opus Dei. All of them hold a college degree and PhD in Theology or Philosophy.
Does the local bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) select or approve the appointment of your priest chaplain(s)? (Yes/No)
The Chancellor or the Vice-Chancellor of the University selects and approves the chaplain priests.
The Chancellor is the prelate of Opus Dei, currently, Monseñor Fernando Ocariz. The Vice-Chancellor is Mons. Ramón Herrando.
Does the institution have one or more campus ministers on campus (lay or religious, but not priests) who are available to students for spiritual direction? (Yes/No)
The residence halls on campus have lay mentors who are available for students for spiritual direction but also for academic or personal advice if needed and requested.
Please describe the campus ministers who are not priests.
The lay mentors in the residence halls on campus are highly formed in personal coaching and mentoring, and a strong life example for the residents. They help students form a strong base of human virtues necessary to life a life of prayer and faith.
Does your institution offer Mass to students at least on Sundays and other days of obligation? (Yes/No)
On average, about what percentage of undergraduate students attend Sunday Mass (including the Saturday vigil Mass) during the academic year?
There is no statistic on this percentage, but there is a high number (65% – 75%) of students attending Sunday Mass.
Does your institution offer daily Mass to students? (Yes/No)
On average, about how many undergraduate students attend daily Mass during the academic year?
There is no statistic on this, but it is close to 25-35% of the students.
Does your institution offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to students? (Yes/No – if yes, when and how often?)
Are all of the Masses celebrated on campus reverent and in accord with liturgical norms and directives? (Yes/No)
Please list the schedule of Masses, noting the following for each Mass: the day and time, the Form or Rite of the Mass, and the style of music, if any (chant, traditional, contemporary, etc.):
During the academic year, Masses are held in many buildings on campus. Not counting the Masses held in the student residences, the daily Mass times are: 7:25, 8:00, 8:15, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 13:35, 13:50, 18:00, 19:05, and 20:15. Saturday Masses are held at 8:00, 12:00, 13:00, and 19:00. Sunday Masses are held at 8:00, 12:00, 13:00, 17:00, 19:00, and 20:15.
Mass is offered in English in the University Hospital Chapel on Sundays at 17:00.
Does your institution offer Confession on campus at least weekly? (Yes/No)
List the schedule for Confession by day and time:
Confessions are heard by the chaplains in each of the 14 schools and other academic department in the University. Students can find on our web page the times each Chaplain is available for Confession. Most of the chaplains have at least two different Confession times each week. Confessions in English are offered by three priests on campus several times a week.
Does your institution offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at least weekly? (Yes/No)
List the schedule for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by day and time:
There are 5 chapels on campus that have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday during the academic year. The times include:
Oratorio del Ed. Amigos: 11.45 – 16.00
Oratorio de la Facultad de Comunicación: 17.30 – 18.00
Oratorio de Ciencias: 12.50 – 20.00 Oratorio de Ciencias
Oratorio de la Clínica Universidad de Navarra: 16.00 – 18.45
Oratorio del CIMA: 15.40 – 16.00
Basilica de San Ignacio in Pamplona offers Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Please identify regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students such as the Rosary and prayer groups:
For international Students (English speaking), the Chaplaincy organizes several activities (some according to demand), including:
– Reflections on the Bible
– Assistance to the Needy. Providing assistance to the poor, the sick, and the aged.
– Lending Library. A collection of spiritual and cultural reading books in English is available for borrowing.
– Recollections & Retreats
– Catholicism series (Word on Fire). Viewing of Fr. Barron’s “Catholicism” videos.
– Faith and Questions. Inquiry sessions dealing with questions frequently raised about the Christian faith. Open to all who want to look more deeply into vital aspects of religious belief. Topics: the Existence of God; God and Evil; Creation and the Book of Genesis; the identity of Jesus Christ; Christ’s Resurrection; the Church; the Afterlife; the end of the world; prayer life; the Mass; Sin and Forgiveness; Euthanasia; Biomedical Ethics; Sexual Ethics; Love, Marriage, Divorce; Social Justice and the Christian; Communism, Capitalism, and Christianity.
– Theology on Tap. Informal get-together (over supper) with a speaker on current religious issues.
The University has other traditional celebrations like Holy Spirit Mass (September 1st), Immaculate Conception Novena (November 30th to December 8th), Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12th), Christmas Celebration (December), Ash Wednesday, Adoration Lignum Crucis (5th Friday in Lent), Celebration of Our Lady of Fair Love (May 1st), Celebration Beato Don Alvaro del Portillo (May 12th), Celebration San Josemaría Escrivá (June 26th) .
The chaplaincy organizes pilgrimages to Camino de Santiago, Rome, Lourdes, Javierada and Holy Land. The chaplaincy also organizes Catholic doctrine courses for Baptism, Confirmation or Marriage preparation.
Does your institution offer retreat programs available to all Catholic students at least annually? (Yes/No)
The chaplaincy organizes times of prayer on campus once a month in the Chapel of Edificio Amigos and 2 days retreats off campus for students.
Please describe any formal programs to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life:
At the university there is no formal programs to foster vocations. Nevertheless, chaplains help individually every student who has interest in discovering their personal vocation.
If your institution has formal vocation programs, about how many students participate in them each year?
Are you aware of any graduates from your institution (not including seminary students, if any) who are ordained to the priesthood or have entered religious life? Please describe.
Yes – every year we have graduates entering the religious life and others being ordained as priests. One example is the current bishop of diocese of Bilbao, who is a former Medicine student of the University of Navarra.
Does your institution limit religious services and activities on campus (not including private prayer and devotions) to faithfully Catholic activities? (Yes/No)
Additional Chaplaincy information, clarification, or description (optional):
The University Hospital, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, also offers Sunday Mass. And the student residences on campus, called Colegios Mayores, also offer daily and Sunday Mass for students. Moreover, the city of Pamplona, right next to our campus, also has many parishes that offer Masses in those days.
In addition to this, the University of Navarra has a small shrine dedicated to the Virgin, Mother of Fair Love. This shrine is on Campus and is open to everyone. The College graduation event starts with the Offering of Flowers ceremony to the Our Lady and a Holy Mass.
Daily Mass is offered to everyone on campus – teachers, students, staff, and visitors. There is Mass at each one of the schools, at the University Hospital, at each of the student residencies as well as in the many parishes around the city of Pamplona.
In all the Masses celebrated on campus the liturgical care and reverence during the celebration is of great importance. This reverence can also be seen in the care, cleanliness and decor of all of the Chapels on campus.
Priests are always available for Confessions – and that is one of the functions of a school’s chaplain.
The University Chaplaincy offers international students the possibility of attending English Mass, Confession, Spiritual Guidance and other activities. Spiritual guidance and sacraments in other languages is also possible, if requested by any student.