As a collegiate church, St. Basil’s is the place of encounter with God and other people. Students are connected to the wider community, where the rich and poor gather; where people come in baptism and in death; where families come to ask God into the midst of their struggles. St. Basil’s is the place where questions are more important than answers; where mystery is embraced; where Truth is not proven, but encountered through relationship.Since 1856, the students, faculty and staff of the University of St. Michael’s College have contemplated their lives and purpose of education inside the walls of St. Basil’s Church. Today, St. Basil’s is the most well recognized Catholic symbol of the College, both as a building and as a centre of the sacramental life. The towering steeple rises above the campus for all in the community to see, and its message is amplified across the country through the national broadcast of its daily Masses.
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