Learning at the City of Saints and Scholars can be described as that which molds students not only to be professional gurus but that which equally makes students morally and spiritually apt in the community.
This is exhibited in the university’s practice of the Economy of Communion philosophy of the Focolare Movement ; one of the on-Campus practice which plays an integral part in the pastoral life of students whereby the students are taught the power of love and the graces of sharing in every endeavor. Living the EOC philosophy in CUIB, Faculty, Staff and Students are encouraged to share their time, talent, and treasure in a manner pleasing to the creator, the giver of every good gift.
CUIB as a Catholic University, by institutional commitment, brings to its task the inspiration and light of the Christian message especially the Economy of Communion Philosophy. In CUIB “Catholic ideals, attitudes and principles penetrate and inform university activities in accordance with the proper nature and autonomy of these activities” (Ex Corde Ecclesiae No. 14). This makes CUIB both a university and Catholic.
In CUIB, the daily celebration of the Eucharist is inevitable as CUIB beliefs the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. As a non-discriminatory university which harbors students irrespective of race, religion nor sex, while Holy Mass is celebrated every weekdays at midday, other prayer sessions take place for faculty, staff and students of non-Catholic Christianity.
Students being part of this system appreciate CUIB’s style of spiritual and moral training and classify it as a virtue that money cannot buy. “Blending spiritual activities with academia helps draw me closer to God and improves on my day to day life.I thank CUIB for this opportunity which I can not buy. I am happy I selected CUIB at this stage of my academic path”, says Enanga Manga, freshman in the School of Business.
As learning continues for the 2018-19 school year, students have at their service Campus Ministers to help them in their spiritual life.