Grow spiritually and intellectually in faith


Alverna Housing Community

Open to people of all faiths, the Alverna Community is a living-learning community which seeks to build a faith-based housing option that reflects on our Catholic and Franciscan heritage while supporting spiritual exploration and discernment.

Members of the Alverna House participate in spiritual, social, educational, and community outreach programs on and off campus.

Peer Ministry

Accepting all as they are, Peer Ministers seek to walk humbly with Marian University students, leading them into a life of Dsicipleship.

In response to the Gospel message, peer ministers engage in dialogue with their fellow students wherever they may be on their journey of faith.

Peer ministers serve by:

  • Leading Christian small faith-sharing groups
  • Building a community
  • Providing a supportive presence 
  • Personal encounters 

Small Faith-Sharing Groups

Small Groups are student led opportunities to create new friendships, reflect on scripture, and grow in faith. Some themes include scripture, prayer, fellowship, women of faith, men of faith, and pop culture.

Small group leaders meet Marian University students wherever they are in their journey of faith. Participants develop a deeper relationship with Jesus, as they grow personally and learn they are not alone as they face struggles and celebrate success.


An opportunity to discover God, yourself, and others. This student led retreat helps students form a community of friends in a quiet environment to help reflect on their lives and get a chance to see God in a whole new way.

Koinonia is the Greek word for community. This is a Christian-based retreat, but all faiths are welcome and participants can expect to benefit from a diverse experience. Get to know yourself and your friends--old and new--through self-discovery and contemplation of God's impact in your life.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The FCA vision is to see the world impacted fro Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes, by presenting the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

For more information

Lesley Bartone
(317) 955-6566

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