College to Host Annual Discernment Weekend

February 7, 2011

Christendom College will host its annual Discernment Weekend on February 11-13. The weekend will focus on priestly, religious, married, and single-life vocations.

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College Alumnus Fr. Tony Stephens

Friday evening Vespers in Christ the King Chapel will launch the weekend. College Alumnus Reverend Tony Stephens, who will be accompanied by priests of various orders from across the country, will lead the vespers. After Vespers, all will gather for dinner in the St. Lawrence Commons before the men and women separate to attend evenings of reflection and fellowship.

On Saturday, participants will be given opportunities for Mass and Confession before lunch. From 1–4 p.m., a series of one-hour break-out-session talks will take place in the classrooms of St. Lawrence Commons. Four talks will take place simultaneously from which participants will be able to choose. Featured talks will be on marriage, priesthood, religious life, and single life. At the conclusion of the day, a social will be held in St. Kilian’s Café following Vespers. 

The weekend will come to a close with a 10 a.m. Sunday Mass followed by brunch.

Throughout the weekend, a variety of religious orders will be available for one-on-one discussion about their communities. Over 16 orders will be present—some from as far away as California.

religious“It is an honor to have so many religious and special guests here for the weekend to aide our students in their discernment process,” Director of Student Activities and Alumni Relations Marie Antunes says.  “They are very generous to travel from all over the country to participate, and their prayers and example enrich our students exposure to the religious life.”

“It is exciting to have so many diverse religious orders come to campus for this weekend,” Senior Peter McNeely says. “Their informative talks and exemplary lives are always edifying.”

For more information, please contact Miss. Marie Antunes  (marieantunes@christendom.edu).


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