Dozens of vocations directors and teams representing a broad range of religious orders and communities from across the country will gather on the main campus in Bismarck March 30-31 to pray together and witness to the joy and beauty of life consecrated to God’s call. Exhibits and display booths will showcase the distinctive charism, history, and mission of each group.
University of Mary students and young people from the region will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the visiting communities to learn more about the rich variety of religious life in the Church today.
Catholic and Christian service and missionary organizations will also participate in the Jamboree.
“Inviting students to discern God’s will for their lives is at the heart of everything we do at the University of Mary,” says Dr. Peter Huff, director of the Saint John Paul II Center for University Ministry. “Our community is gaining a national reputation as fertile ground for vocations. The Vocations Jamboree will highlight the many different ways dedicated women and men are serving Christ and the Church. We hope the event will become a great annual tradition at Mary.”
A special feature of the Jamboree will be Bishop Robert Barron’s visit to the campus on March 30. Bishop Barron will celebrate a special Mass, offer a keynote address, and receive the University’s Lumen Vitae medal.