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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 discernment evenings each semester in addition to an annual discernment retreat.

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

Marianist Vocation Discernment Retreat

This Discernment retreat offers an opportunity for young adults to learn more about Marianist religious life, pray, discuss and relax in a peaceful atmosphere for a weekend away at Governor’s Island on Indian Lake.

Dates: TBD
Open to: Any individual open to discerning vowed religious life
Contact: Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI


Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI, Vocations Director for the Marianist Sisters is available to walk with students at any point in their discernment journey whether they feel a call to a specific religious order or not, or if they feel a call to be a diocesan priest. She can be reached at for more information or to set up a time to meet.

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