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A Campus Pilgrimage

A Campus Pilgrimage

The Providence College Campus Pilgrimage is offered to our more than 57,000 graduates with gratitude for your loyalty, support and friendship. Hopefully, as you view a “stop” on this spiritual journey, you will have happy and holy memories of the women and men who were with you during your years at the college and offer a prayer in thanksgiving for them. The sacred places on campus speak to all of the mission of Providence College. They remind all of God’s constant care and goodness for each and every one.

What is a Pilgrimage?

A pilgrimage is a religiously motivated journey to a sacred shrine or holy place. The medieval pilgrimage became a metaphor for the journey of the human person searching for salvation and eternal life with God in the next world while traveling through this world.

The oratory on the first floor of Harkins Hall offers is a quiet and beautiful place to pray.

The rotunda of Harkins Hall features an exhibit on the history of Providence College.

Bust of Bishop Matthew Harkins located in the Harkins Hall rotunda.

The original War Memorial Grotto was located at the current site of St. Dominic Chapel.

St. Dominic Chapel features a 2,289-pipe organ.

One of the chapel’s alcoves features an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Several of the chapel’s stained glass windows depict events in the life of St. Dominic.

The chapel includes a memorial to the 10 women of the class of 1981 who lost their lives in the 1977 Aquinas Hall fire.

St. Martin de Porres

Friars used to live and pray on the fourth and fifth floors of Harkins Hall.

friars cemetery