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Discernment Opportunities

Discernment Resources

The Marianist Vocations Office at UD is here to provide resources and accompaniment to those discerning their path in life, for all types of discernment. We also host 2 discernment evenings each semester in addition to an annual discernment retreat.

Please check back for a list of the 2019-20 academic year Discernment Evenings. 

Please direct any questions you might have to Sr. Nicole Trahan at or Mike Bennett (whose contact info is below).

Marianist Vocation Discernment Retreat
Date: March 6-8, 2020
Join us for our annual Marianist Vocation Discernment Retreat, entitled "Marianist Religious Life: Contemplatives in Action."  This weekend-long retreat at Governor's Island will be an opportunity for all discerning a call to vowed religious life with the Marianists to engage in prayer, conversation, quiet and listening.  Registration is open at  Contact Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI with any questions at
Future Full of Hope Retreat

Offered in partnership with other universities within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, this full weekend retreat is for students discerning vowed religious life. Come and have the opportunity to discern how God might be calling you.  

Dates: November 8-10, 2019
Cost: $15 before Friday, October 25th/ $25 on and after October 25th
Location: Higher Ground Conference and Retreat Center, West Harrison, IN
Contact: Meaghan Crowley

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Mike Bennett

Associate Director of Campus Ministry for Christian Leadership, Vocation and Retreats

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