NAME:   Blessed Columba Marmion House, or ‘Marmion House’

LOCATION:   210 5th Ave SE, Saint Cloud MN 56304.

MISSION:   The Marmion House will invite and encourage Catholic men to a daily encounter with Jesus Christ through a life of prayer and intentional Christian living.

  • The Marmion House will offer young adult Catholic men the opportunity to grow in their relationship with Christ and in understanding what it means to live a life of holiness.
  • The Marmion House will offer young adult Catholic Men formation in learning about prayer, healthy relationships, and knowledge of their faith.
  • The Marmion House will promote community life through common prayer, regularly scheduled community nights, formation, and fraternity.
  • The Marmion House will require men to engage in the Newman Center parish community, contributing to ministry efforts and evangelization
PATRONS:   Bl. Columba Marmion, Pope St. John Paul II, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. John Vianney, and Bl. Teresa of Calcutta.

  • To establish a Catholic community of young adult men seeking holiness.
  • To provide opportunities for human, pastoral, intellectual, and spiritual formation.
  • To foster relationships among young adults of faith.
  • To be a dynamic witness of Catholicism.
RESIDENTS of the Marmion House will:
  • Be the age of 18 or older; those under 18 years of age are not eligible.
  • Seek a more intentional commitment of one’s life to Jesus and His Church.
  • Reside at the household for up to one year, with extensions possible at the discretion of the Director of the House.
As a resident of The Marmion House, I commit myself to:
  • engaging in daily personal prayer;
  • a monthly reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation;
  • a commitment to praying the Liturgy of the Hours with the men of the house at least 3 times a week;
  • having dinner with the men of the house two nights a week;
  • participating in community prayer and fellowship in both formal and informal ways whenever possible;
  • fostering relationships of Christian brotherhood with other residents and non-residents;
  • providing hospitality to guests and visitors of the Marmion House;
  • receiving regular (every 4-6 weeks) spiritual direction;
  • being a witness of Catholic faith through my daily living and a public person on and off parish property;
  • completing “Safe Environment” training according to the policy set by the Diocese of Saint Cloud and commitment to the Diocesan Code of Ethical Standards;
  • completing a criminal background check;
  • refraining from excessive use of television or internet (for work or study is fine) and maintain appropriate boundaries throughout the house;
  • following civil laws;
  • fulfilling my responsibilities to work and/or school;
  • maintaining responsibility for my share of household cleaning and other tasks, including keeping common areas clean;
  • maintaining responsibility for purchasing my share of food and other needed household supplies, estimated at $100 per month;
  • offering $250 per month for costs related to rent and utilities (after discussion with the Director of the House);
  • participating in a quarterly review with the Director of the House regarding participation in community life and continued residence;
  • Actively participating in the Newman Center Community at Saint Cloud State University contributing to its ministry efforts and evangelization of students on campus.
Marmion House Application
Please answer the following questions:

* 1. Applicant's Information

* 2. Why would you like to enter the Blessed Marmion Men’s House?

* 3. What does it mean to you personally to follow Jesus Christ?

* 4. What has been your experience with personal prayer and Church? Are you open to engaging daily personal prayer?

* 5. Are you open to being involved at the Newman Center, evangelizing and inviting men to the house for events?

* 6. All men living at the Marmion house are expected to live a life of integrity. What does this mean to you?

* 7. Are you open to the dynamic of living in community:
(check all that apply)

* 8. How open are you in building relationships with other men who might challenge you to grow in holiness?