Ready for Something Greater?
College graduates are invited to join us at Moreau Seminary to find out more about how to transition from school or work into formation with Holy Cross.
Post-Undergraduate Discernment Retreat
January 12-14, 2024
The Graduate Discernment Retreat offers college graduates (under the age of 35) who are considering a vocation to priesthood or religious life the opportunity to engage these questions of discernment with the Congregation of Holy Cross. The retreat, which begins Friday afternoon and concludes Sunday afternoon, takes place at Moreau Seminary on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. It includes sessions on discernment, prayer, seminary life, and religious and priestly ministry. These sessions are designed to help the participants discover not only the right questions to be asking of themselves and of God, but also how to listen for the answers.
The daily schedule of the retreat includes a rhythm of communal prayer centered on the Liturgy of the Hours and Mass. There is also ample time for personal prayer and reflection as well as for individual conversations with members of Holy Cross, including members of the Vocations Team. During the retreat, meals are shared in common with the members of the Moreau Seminary community as well as with other retreat participants. These shared meals, which give a glimpse into community life, provide a casual setting in which to learn more about the mission, charism, and community of Holy Cross as well as to draw strength from the faith of other men discerning a similar calling and asking similar questions of God in their lives.
Sometimes scheduling conflicts make it hard to attend a retreat. Call the Vocations Office to schedule an individual informal visit. Come and stay at Old College for a few days, and speak with a vocations director and the Old College rector while you are here. Attend a class with a current Old Collegian, and see first hand what life at the seminary has to offer. If you are planning a campus visit, call our office to schedule a meeting with one of our vocations directors while you are here.