University of Mary Prayer Day

For nearly four decades, the University of Mary has hosted Prayer Day as an opportunity to pause and reflect on the gift of God. Prayer Day gives special meaning to Mary's mission of being a faithfully Christian, joyfully Catholic, and gratefully Benedictine place of learning and community...for Life.

Prayer Day includes a presentation from a prominent speaker on a topic of faith and is organized by the Saint John Paul II Center for University Ministry.

Keynote Speaker

Fr. Mike Schmitz headshot photo.Fr. Mike Schmitz

Father Michael Schmitz is the director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth as well as the Chaplain for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. After attending the Saint Paul Seminary and being ordained in 2003, Father Mike offers weekly homilies on iTunes and and has appeared in programs for youth and young adults through Ascension Press, as well as through regular short video messages on Ascension Presents.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019


McDowell Activity Center (MAC), University of Mary


  • 9:15 am - RegistrationLumen Vitae University Center Atrium
  • 9:30 am - Ablaze Worship BandMcDowell Activity Center (MAC)
  • 10:00 am - Keynote Address: Father Michael Schmitz, MAC
  • Immediately Following - MassMAC
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch, The Crow's Nest Campus Restaurant, Lumen Vitae University Center

Questions? Please call 701-355-3704 or 1-800-408-6279x 8102 or send a message to [email protected]