Register for Imago Dei

*Note: We are getting close to capacity for our event! Please keep this in mind as you make registration plans. 
All tickets include: three and a half days of programming, all meals, and social events. 
We are requiring that attendees be over the age of 18. 

Coming in from out of town for the assembly? Great! A few important pieces of information for those traveling:
  • Flying In: We are not able to offer transportation to and from the airport and recommend flying into the Dayton International Airport (DAY:~20 miles away). However, the Cincinnati (CVG: ~60 miles) and Columbus (CMH: ~80 miles) airports are alternative options. Here are directions for how to get to Bergamo and the University of Dayton
  • Accommodations: We have a few accommodation options mapped out on the link below so please read the opening page there carefully to select your preferred option. If you need lodging, you will need to submit two event registrations: 1) Assembly Ticket and 2) Accommodations Reservation.  If you are local or planning to commute, you only need to submit  the Assembly Ticket registration.  

Assembly Ticket Options

Travel & Accommodations

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Some financial assistance is available for assembly registration fees and/or housing cost needs. Don't hesitate to reach out to us at if you need some support. 


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If you have any questions about the registration process, travel, or accommodatins for the Imago Dei Assembly, reach out to us! We are happy to help. You can email us here:


The LGBTQ+ Initiative of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative, a sponsored effort of the Marianist Family of North America, is delighted to host Imago Dei: Embracing the Dignity of LGBTQ+ Persons, an assembly for the Catholic LGBTQ+ community. Imago Dei aims to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a 1974 groundbreaking conference centered on LGBTQ inclusion and ministry. We hope to honor those who foresaw the importance of developing pastoral care and outreach, and to envision how we can continue to respond to the needs of the LGBTQ+ community within our Church and world. 

At Imago Dei, theological and pastoral leaders will share insights gained, as well as to consider challenges encountered in their own roles to advance justice for the LGBTQ+ community within the Church and broader society. Facilitated roundtables, small group discussions, prayerful reflection, and opportunities for networking will be key features of this assembly. Imago Dei will utilize all of the beautiful Mount Saint John property, over 150 acres of grounds which includes nature trails and a labyrinth under the care of the Marianist Environmental Education Center

Join us as we explore the possibilities and limitations in the evolving pastoral care of LGBTQ+ persons within the Roman Catholic tradition!

What is Imago Dei?

A Marianist Assembly Celebrating LGBTQ+ Ministry 

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