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The Next 10 Days

The Next 10 Days

A composite of two pieces on display at the Marian Library echibit.

A composite of two pieces on display at the Marian Library exhibit.

June 13 -July 23, “The Life of Mary in Image and Word” at the University of Dayton (OH) Roesch Library. Various artists and art forms interpret scenes from Mary’s life. Exhibit is located on the building’s seventh floor, tours for groups available. For information on exhibits, hours, directions, and parking, see

June 18, Divine Comedy Contemplative Retreat II at Bergamo Center (Dayton). Two-day retreat will provide a fuller experience of the depths of the three canticles that comprise the Divine Comedy (the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso). Dante’s hope was to lead the readers to a greater understanding of their place in the universe and prepare them for the next life. This retreat experience is intended to be accessible to people from all backgrounds; no previous knowledge of the Divine Comedy is necessary. The retreat guide will be Anthony Franchina who has an M.A. in Italian language and literature.  Online Registration here.

June 20, “Faith, Family and Children with Special Needs: Willed, Loved, Necessary” Conference at the University of Dayton. Keynote speaker: Enquirer sportswriter Paul Daugherty. The conference for priests, parish leaders, and parents will address the needs of families with children who have special needs. Fee: $30; free for priests of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and also for one designated lay leader from each parish. To register, click here.

June 20-23,N.E.T. Ohio Discipleship Week at 3:00 PM The Spiritual Center of Maria Stein (Maria Stein). D-Week is a four-day retreat for Catholic teens ages 13-18, designed to ignite (or re-ignite) faith by experiencing the love, mercy and power of God. $195. Click here for information or to register.

June 21 – July 4, National Fortnight for Freedom

July 22-27, Contemplative Retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford OH). Wanda Wetli, CSJ; Walter Brueggemann; Fr. Al Bischoff, SJ; and Dan Roche will lead this retreat in the tradition of retreats led by Frs. Hans Koenen, SJ, and Truus Sijm, OP. $375 (includes five nights and meals). To register, call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10, or reserve online at

June 22-23, Discipleship Week (D-Week) at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein (Maria Stein, OH). A four-day summer retreat led by faith-filled, energized group of NET Ministries team members and other outstanding leaders, musicians, and speakers. D-Week will inspire, equip, and challenge your youth to live a dynamic, Spirit-filled Catholic life as young apostles. Registration $195.Register online at; for more information contact Catherine Lopez at (513) 381-1179 or

June 23, 23, IHM Homeschool Conference Dayton at St. Peter Church (Dayton, OH). Regional and national speakers, vendor room, workshops. No fee; all welcome for all talks (attendees do not have to be homeschoolers). Friday noon – 6 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Speaker schedule to come. All attendees receive a copy of Planting the Seeds of Faith! By previous conference speakers including Joseph Pearce, Msgr. Charles Pope, and others. For information go to

June 23-25, University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education Colloquium: “Lead, Contmeplate, Innovate. Day one: St. Remy Symposium Guest speaker: Reverend Michael FishDay Two: Catholic Education Summit Guest speakers: Reverend Michael Fish, Paul Tratnyek, Gail Donahue, Katie Poeppelmeier, Sister Angela Ann Zukowsk.i Explore the themes of Contemplation and Technology in Schools and how to integrate the two in a way that remains true to the Catholic mission. Day three: Christian Meditation with Children Guest speaker: Paul Tratnyek. For information and to register, go to the Colloqium website.

June 25, Vote for Life Training Seminar at Ruah Woods (Bridgetown/Cincinnati), 7:30 am – 5 pm. Cincinnati will be one of several sites hosting a seminar led by Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life and Dr. Deal Hudson with other members of the Priests for Life Pastoral team. Topics include how to educate and mobilize voters in person and online, distribute voter guides, drive people to polling places, more. Fee: $20. For information or to register click here or email

June 25, Andrew Dinner Follow-up Retreat at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Mt. Washington/Cincinnati, 1 – 5 pm. Young men who have attended a recent Andrew Dinner, and their parents, are invited. Mass, Adoration, and a joint conference on discernment; separate session for parents while their sons spend social time with the seminarians. No fee. To register, call the Vocation Office at 513.421.3131 x 2890.

June 25, Annual Little Sisters of the Poor Spaghetti Dinner at the St. Paul Home (Clifton), 4- 7 pm (carryout begins at 2 pm). Enjoy Sr. Mary Imelda’s famous spaghetti sauce and help support the Little Sisters. For information see

June 26 – July 1, Rooted in the Vine Retreat for High School Youth at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati Headquarters. Focused on social justice issues; a collaboration of the SVdP-Cincinnati and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Catholic Social Action Office and Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Six–day retreat experience full of fun and eye-opening opportunities that will challenge youth to see from others’ perspectives and grow in love of God and neighbor. More information to come.

June 26, Judy Landreiu Klein Talk on Death and the Afterlife at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Talk one of the Our Lady of Light “Year of the Family” Speaker Series. A speaker, author, Ave Maria Radio host, and theologian, Judy will speak about her late husband’s near-death experience and conversion following a heart attack (recounted in the book Miracle Man). $20 for the talk or $35 in a package with the March 20th talk. For information or reservations call 513-351-MARY or see

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