The Lumen Christi Fellows are selected from students at the University of Chicago and other area universities. Fellows demonstrate an interest in the Catholic intellectual tradition and in sharing community with peers. They receive invitations to private events, dinners, and seminars, while committing to reasonable participation in Lumen Christi programs. Fellows are invited to focus on key areas relevant to their interests: Scripture, Theology and Philosophy, Political Thought, Science and Religion, Catholic Literature and Culture, the University and Liberal Education. The Fellows’ leadership team coordinates with Lumen Christi staff on vision and programming. Interested students are encouraged to apply.

Direct any further questions to Mark Franzen.

The 2022 Newman Forum Summer Institute will be held at Mundelein Seminary from July 13-17th.

Cost of attendance will be $300 and includes room, board, supplies, and excursion costs. Scholarships are available.


Applications will be accepted until May 31st. You can expect notification of your acceptance, or your placement on our waitlist, within two weeks of submission. 

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