Life in Christ: Vocation

May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call, what are the riches of glory.  (Eph 1:18)


The Chaplaincy assists the men and women of Christendom College in discerning the Lord’s will for their lives, whether it be answering the call to the priesthood or to the religious life, or embracing marriage and family.
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  • Spiritual Direction
    The chaplains offer spiritual direction to the members of the college community.  Please contact one of the chaplains to discuss spiritual direction.
  • Men’s Vocation Discernment Group
    This group of prayer, formation and discussion about vocations to the priesthood and to the religious life meets monthly on Mondays at 8:00 P.M. in Padre Pio Hall. Click here for the schedule.
  • Women’s Vocation Discernment Group
    This group of prayer, formation and discussion about vocations to the religious life meets on Mondays monthly at 6:30 P.M. in Padre Pio Hall. Click here for the schedule.
  • Vocation Discernment Retreats
    • Spring Men's Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat
      For men discerning a vocation to the priesthood and/or to the religious life. Sponsored by the Diocese of Arlington. For more information, please contact the diocese at: vocations@arlingtondiocese.org
    • Spring Women's Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat
      For women discerning a vocation to the religious life. Sponsored by the Diocese of Arlington. For more information, please contact the diocese at: vocations@arlingtondiocese.org
  • Discernment Weekend
    February 14-16, 2014: The Chaplaincy and Student Life Office offer a Discernment Weekend each Spring, hosting diocesan and religious vocations directors, and providing talks on discerning the Lord's will and call. For more information, please contact the Student Life Office at: studentlife@christendom.edu

  • Marriage Preparation
    The chaplains offer preparation for couples who desire to receive the Sacrament of Marriage.  At least six months of preparation are required.  Please contact one of the chaplains to discuss marriage preparation.

Pastoral ministry is an indispensable means by which Catholic students can, in fulfilment of their baptism, be prepared for active participation in the life of the Church; it can assist in developing and nurturing the value of marriage and family life, fostering vocations to the priesthood and religious life, stimulating the Christian commitment of the laity and imbuing every activity with the spirit of the Gospel. (Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 41)