Vocational Discernment

Couples Pastoral Counseling:
Steve Blaha works with couples considering engagement, preparing for marriage, and/or interested in how best to grow spiritually as a couple. Contact Steve if you would like to explore this option. You can also find good information online.

Women’s Discernment Group:
Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, a women’s discernment group meets monthly to discuss experiences and questions, share information, and meet women religious. It’s open to all women who are considering religious life or would like to learn more about it—you do not need to be committed to religious life, just curious about it. Privacy is respected and the names of participants are only shared with each other. Contact Sara Knutson, if you would like more information or to join.
Some online resources suggested by sisters involved at Marquette include:

Jesuit Discernment Group:
The Jesuit Community runs a discernment group for students interested in a vocation as a Jesuit, as well as providing other support. For more information, contact John Thiede, SJ. Lots of online information about a Jesuit vocation can be found at Be A Jesuit.

Diocesan Priesthood Resources:
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has all their information on priesthood and vocation at Thinkpriest.org. Students curious about a priestly vocation can contact Fr. Luke Strand, Vocation Director, by email or at 414-747-6437. (Even if the Milwaukee archdiocese is not your home diocese, you can still contact Fr. Luke and he will help you get connected to your home Vocations Office.)