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Faith Formation

Growing in Wisdom and Faith


Grow in your faith through UD’s abundance of online resources. You can attend Mass or a prayer, request prayers and choose from more than 125 courses and seminars offered through our Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation — a collection of resources especially designed for adults interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.

Worship and Pray

Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, director for the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives, offers a new 60-second prayer video.

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No matter where you live, you can join Flyers for a virtual Mass in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception each Sunday.

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View past videos for the noon prayer.

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Make a request to have a prayer offered at Mass at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.

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Join Vice President for Mission and Rector Father Jim Fitz, S.M. and Executive Director of Campus Ministry Crystal Sullivan for a virtual prayer service at Serenity Pines.

A quiet and reflective moment in our daily lives, the Three O'Clock Prayer affirms our Christian faith and represents a renewal of our dedication to our spiritual being.

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Pray the mysteries of the Holy Rosary with videos featuring images of Mary and Jesus from the University of Dayton campus and artwork from the Marian Library and U.S. Catholic Special Collection at the University of Dayton.

Holy Rosary Mysteries

Foster Faith

An all-new online retreat has been created for the entire Marianist Family! This retreat can be completed on your own and at your own pace, but we encourage small groups to make the retreat together by gathering virtually to share in discussion, reflection, and prayer. The retreat is split into four modules, each of which takes about 20 minutes. To get the most out of the retreat, you might want to break up the different sections of each module to reflect on throughout the day. You could experience one module per day or take a few days for each module.

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Campus Ministry’s Sacred Stories podcast returns for the spring semester. Episodes are released every other Monday highlighting a member of the University community and how their story connects to a sacred text. Give a listen — it could help guide reflection and prayer for you. Find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and the Campus Ministry website. Contact Mike Bennett to share your story.

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The Institute creates and implements innovative pastoral initiatives to meet the needs of today’s world.

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The Marian Library at the University of Dayton is recognized both nationally and internationally as a center for scholarship on the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Develop in your faith anytime, anywhere.

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Learn About Marianist History

The University of Dayton is known for its welcoming community. The deeply rooted values of community, inclusivity and educating for adaptation and change can be traced back to the founders of the Marianist order.

In 2013, Fr. David Fleming, S.M. led a group of University of Dayton faculty and staff on a pilgrimage to France and Spain to walk in the footsteps of our Marianist Founders.

The Heritage of the Marianist Family site combines Fr. Fleming’s insight with video footage, photographs and drawings to tell the story of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, Venerable Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon and Venerable Marie-Thérèse de Lamourous.

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Learn more about the Marianist Founders Seminar and hear from past attendees about the impact the experience had on them.

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This video to introduce Marianist Founders was created in 2016 for the New Student Orientation President's Welcome.

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Across the University of Dayton campus, there are many statues and works of art honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Marianists view Mary as a model of discipleship, and an example of how to follow Jesus faithfully.

Information about the statues was provided by Sister M. Jean Frisk, I.S.S.M., Gloria Dodd, and Michael Duricy of the Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton.

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University of Dayton celebrates the Year of Consecrated Life with special events and an exhibit at University Libraries to show the many ways in which vowed religious live their call.

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Serve Others

For 50 years, the University of Dayton Summer Appalachia Program has been building relationships and changing lives. The program comes out of the University of Dayton's Catholic and Marianist, Christian Heritage. It is a heritage of building a strong faith community, sharing prayer together and doing service for others.

UD students learn to appreciate the Appalachian culture by living and working in solidarity with the people of Salyersville: their families, their children and their elderly.

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