This article describes the way in which the Catholic faith shapes education at the University of Navarra. The two aspects of the institution's identity, i.e. the Catholic dimension and the university dimension, are not juxtaposed and one is not favoured over the other. Rather, they work together and mutually reinforce each other. The article will present the basic principles of the University's Statement of Core Values, i.e. service, truth, freedom and faithfulness to the Church, and some of the initiatives that are undertaken to put them into practice. What is special about these initiatives is that they aim to promote a reflective institutional culture, since this appears to be the best way to ensure that theoretical identity is consistent with real identity.