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High Schoolers to Encounter Christ at University of Mary Summer Program

The University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., is hosting a Cor Christi (Heart of Christ) Institute for high school students to have a “living encounter with the foundational teachings and practices of the Catholic faith” this summer, according to correspondence with the University.

The program is designed to prepare students for Confirmation and equip them “with the information they need in order to know and love their Catholic faith,” according to an article by the Diocese of Bismarck.

Last year, more than 150 students, mostly from the region, took part in the Institute.  This year, the Institute will be held from July 21-25 and will include “serious study, good conversation, and wholesome friendship.”

The Institute is led by a group that includes a number of U-Mary faculty and staff, such as President Monsignor James Shea, Dr. Leroy Huizenga, chair of the Theology Department, and Jerome Richter, Director of Public Affairs and one of the founders of the Institute.

The University of Mary also leads a high school Rome Study Pilgrimage for rising seniors of select North Dakota Catholic schools, according to correspondence with the University.

For more information about these programs, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at the University of Mary.

The University of Mary is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

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