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Faith/Mission April 25, 2024
A Reflection for Autism Acceptance Month

Just like Christ endured isolation and loneliness in his darkest hour, it is all too common for people who identify as neurodivergent to feel marginalized and unaccepted. We have been socially conditioned to believe that there is a “typical” way that people think, behave, and communicate, and when there is a deviation from this “norm” it is easy to dismiss, ignore, or even mistreat God’s creation.

Faith/Mission March 26, 2024
Miryam Award 2024

The Center of Social Concern in Campus Ministry presented the Miryam Award to Isabella Saylor, ‘24 at a ceremony on March 21, 2024. Isabella, a senior computer engineering student from Hamilton, OH, was nominated by Dr Amy Niedhard-Doll.

Faith/Mission February 07, 2024
Mary and Mardi Gras: A Louisiana Perspective

What do the Blessed Virgin Mary and Mardi Gras have in common? Our Lady is a

symbol of purity, but our cultural understanding of Mardi Gras so often portrays

the festivities as the exact opposite of purity.

Faith/Mission September 04, 2023
St. Phoebe is in the House!

St. Paul introduces us to St. Phoebe, whom he entrusted to deliver, read, and interpret his letter to the Romans. This September we celebrate St. Phoebe and pray for her intercession for the upcoming gathering of the Synod of Bishops in Rome as they discern how the Holy Spirit is inviting the church to grow.

Service June 08, 2023
The Face of Christ in Quito

I have been able to see the face of Christ in my first, third, and fifth grade students everyday. 

Whenever I walk across campus and pass a student they almost always run up and give me a big hug and ask when we will have class next. (And then they usually ask me if they’ve earned their five good behavior stickers to get a pencil next classthe kids go crazy for pencils).

Faith/Mission June 07, 2023
Don't Miss This, Incoming Students

UD Class of 2027, WE are so excited to meet YOU! So excited, in fact, we want you to come to campus this summer! Come join us this summer for our CALLINGS 2023 Program.

Faith/Mission May 19, 2023
Compline and Cones

"The opportunity for Compline at UD has been a real blessing in my practice of faith this past year. The weekly Thursday prayer sessions have been a consistent period of encounter with the grace and peace of Christ's presence." (Joshua Michonski '23)

Faith/Mission March 31, 2023
The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

There are two things you aren’t supposed to talk about in polite conversation: religion and politics. A group of nine UD students and two campus ministers did it anyway–and did it politely–at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington, DC. 

Faith/Mission March 24, 2023
Welcome to the Catholic Church
Please journey with and pray for our students going through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) process here at UD. These candidates (those who have already been baptized) and catechumens (those who are not baptized) are currently preparing to receive the Sacraments of Christian Initiation at the Easter Vigil.
Campus and Community March 15, 2023
Compassion and Equality

Megan Dickinson, class of ’23, and Laura Toomb, senior lecturer in Communications, are this year's Miryam Award recipients. Laura Toomb has been reaching out to grieving mothers who have lost children, following the tragic death of her son. Megan Dickinson has led a shift in the culture of UD’s Club Water Polo team to be more welcoming to women. 

Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern presents the Miryam Award each year to someone who has contributed to improving and advancing the climate for women on campus.