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Direction for your life in Uncertain Times

July 20, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - July 24, 2020 @ 8:00 PM

Catholics on Call Young Adult Retreat

“‘You have already been told what is right and what Yahweh wants of you. Only this, to do what is right, to love loyalty and to walk humbly with your God.'”

Micah 6:8


These last months have broken our routine, they have awakened us to what is important, and they have made us see the world in a new light.  We are learning the importance of justice, mercy, and peace every day in new ways.


God is always calling us.  What is that call for you today?


Since 2004, Catholics on Call has invited young adults (18-40) to spend some time each summer discerning how God is calling them to serve the church, the world, and the whole human family.  For the first time this year, we will offer this opportunity exclusively online.


There are many callings.

Ordained ministry Lay ministry
Religious life Parenthood
Married life The single vocation


There are more callings than we can list here.  Sometimes, we experience more than one.


How is God calling you?  How should you respond?


Please consider registering for this exclusively online week-long retreat experience that is free of charge


You will gain access to asynchronous content that you can view on your own timetable every day.  There will be opportunities to connect, reflect, and to pray.


Three gatherings over the Zoom platform also will draw our whole retreat community together for reflection and prayer opportunities.


Join us July 20-24 to hear content from our speakers on your schedule and join us at 7pm CDT on July 20, July 22, and July 24 for gatherings on Zoom where we all can pray and reflect together.


Register below and contact us at catholicsoncall@ctu.edu for answers to your questions.


  • (Receiving text notifications about retreat content will be an important part of this asynchronous, all-online experience)
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Rev. Stephen Bevans, SVD

Steve has been a regular speaker on the Theology of Vocation at Catholics on Call conferences for the last ten years. He is currently co-writing a book that is a theological conversation about the Covid-19 pandemic with his good friend and Notre Dame professor Clemens Sedmak, as well as completing a book entitled Community of Missionary Disciples: The Continuing Creation of the Church.

Sr. Mumbi Kigutha, C.PP.S.

Sister Mumbi Kigutha was born and raised in Kenya. She has worked with diverse vulnerable populations including stints with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).  Sr. Mumbi currently resides on the southside of Chicago  working as a part-time Consultant for Jesuit Refugee Services under the Reconciliation and Social Cohesion Department. Sr. Mumbi graduated from CTU with a Master of Arts in Justice Ministry and a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry in addition to her previous MBA in Marketing. Her theological interests center around Womanist and Africana interpretations, understanding and lived realities.

Milton Javier Bravo

Milton Javier Bravo is a fifth-year Ph.D. student at Fordham University. After completing his course work in the Graduate Schools of Education, Religion, and Religious Education, he is currently working on his dissertation. He holds a master’s degree in Theology, with a concentration in Biblical Studies, from the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Philosophy from Saint Peter’s University. With over 12 years of higher education administration experience, his professional expertise includes student affairs, student services, mission integration, research, and teaching. In his current role with Commonweal magazine, he elevates narratives and voices that reflect the current and emerging demographics in American society.

Carolina Perez Palacios

Carolina Perez is a second generation daughter of Mexican immigrants, and she was born and raised in Chicago IL. She is a cradle Catholic and has been involved in Pastoral Juvenil (Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry) for the past 7 years. In addition she has experience in Campus Ministry, Young Adult Ministry steering committees, retreat coordination and facilitation, and has been a part of national organizations and conferences. She is currently enrolled in a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Studies program and has a passion for Young Adult Ministry and Evangelization. Her pastime includes going out to coffee shops and brunch with friends and loved ones.

Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee

Natalia Imperatori-Lee is Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY, where she also coordinates the Catholic Studies program. She is the author of Cuéntame: Narrative in the Ecclesial Present (Orbis Books, 2018). Her work has appeared in Theological Studies and The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. A native of Miami, Florida, Imperatori-Lee has served on the Board of Directors of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the US. She lives in the Bronx with her spouse and two sons.

Rachelle Kramer

Rachelle Kramer recently completed her Doctor of Ministry degree at Catholic Theological Union. She holds master’s degrees in theology and music and has nearly twenty years of experience leading liturgy and music programs, twelve of those years being in Jesuit higher education. Rachelle has published and presented nationally on topics relating to liturgy, music, youth, and young adults. She has served as the music and liturgy director for the Religious Formation Conference Congress and Youth in Theology and Ministry Program and is the former chair of the Standing Committee for Youth for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. Her doctoral thesis and research interests center around the holistic development of college students in the United States.