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Thursday, February 10, 2005

Notre Dame Vision Program

Good morning!
Has anyone ever heard of Notre Dames' Vision Retreat program?

I have a former student who is going to Notre Dame and is on the team for it, and wants to invite some of our youth to attend. The retreat is do help youth determine their vocation in life-in the broad sense.

From what I am understanding the week revolves around 4 areas: Invitation, Catechesis, Prayer and Community. While I'm sure many fine things go on at ND, I'm always a tad wary when it comes to their brand of theology.

So, if any of you have any insights that you could share that would be great. I have to say I've always approached vocations with a broader mindset-that it's not just about finding priests and religious, but answering the call of God in our lives.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know several students who have helped out with Vision in the past, and the vast majority of them are great, faithful Catholics. Really, when it comes to theology at Notre Dame, it's only the old, stodgy professors who don't even teach undergraduate courses who are really bad. The theology students are, for the most part, much more interested in JPII's writings than those of Karl Rahner or Hans Kung, and Campus Ministry is generally quite good, except for the typical over-zealous attempts at being p.c.

Mike Roesch

3:29 PM  
Blogger TCYM Lounge said...

Very cool.
Thanks Mike!

4:45 PM  

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