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The Marten Program sponsors preaching conferences in the summers, inviting leaders in the field of homiletics to share their insights with preachers in the field. These are extended moments for busy preachers to come away from their routine to the peace-filled campus at Notre Dame. Revel in the sunset over St. Mary's Lake. Wake up to the calling of birds. Most of all, enjoy the camaraderie of others who are passionate about sharing the Gospel. 

Upcoming Conference:

2017 Conference: To Set the Earth on Fire: Effective Catholic Preaching
July 24-26, 2017

In the summer of 2017, the Notre Dame preaching conference will focus on effectiveness in preaching. Our keynote speakers will be Peter John Cameron, O.P., Dr. Ann Garrido, and Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I. Eighteen workshops will be offered on the practical how-to's of preaching. Please mark the July 24-26 date and stay tuned for more information! 

Past Conferences:

2016 Symposium: Liturgy and the New Evangelization

2015 Conference: What We Have Heard and Seen: Fostering Baptismal Witness in the World

2014 Conference: To All the World: Preaching and the New Evangelization

2013 USCCB Conference on 'Preaching the Mystery of Faith'
2012 Conference: We Preach Christ Crucified

bigretreatThe 1946 "Big Retreat" on the Notre Dame campus

marten_dinner_smNotre Dame M.Div. students attending the National Festival of Young Preachers.