2013 Midwest Mariapolis



Friday, July 12 (after supper)
toTuesday, July 16 (after lunch)

Location: Valparaiso University - Valparaiso, IN

Valparaiso is located in northwestern Indiana, 15 miles south of Lake Michigan, and about one hour east of Chicago. It is easily accessible via Interstates 65, 80 and 90, and is located near the intersection of U.S. 30 and State Road 130 (Sturdy Road). Take U.S. 30 to the University entrance and then proceed to the Valparaiso Union for directions to the Mariapolis registration desk.


Online Registration:

Ready to Register

  • If you have a Login ID from the  Expo 2013 - CLICK HERE First to Login then  you will be ready to register by clicking the 'Ready to Register' button.
  • If you're new, click the 'Ready to Register' button to create your Login ID and register.

NOTE: A family would register as a "Group". Married couples, with or without children, should  register as a group.

Download Registration and Accommodations Information HERE

Download Registration Form HERE

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  • Nursery facilities for children under 3.
  • Separate programs for children and youth, 3-17 years old.
  • Young people under 18 years of age unaccompanied by a parent must come with a designated guardian and a permission slip signed by a parent authorizing participation.
  • Priests should bring their own alb and stole for concelebration.
  • Pets are not allowed.





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all (773) 285-2746, (708) 484-9771
or (614) 895-0764


The Focolare Movement reserves the right to decline, accept or retain any person as a participant at the Mariapolis.



Option A – Meals & Lodging on campus and University Conference Fee

Option B – Lunch and Dinner On Campus, Lodging Off Campus and University Conference Fee

Option C – Meals and Lodging Off Campus and University Conference Fee

  Download Full Price Sheet 

Hotels in Valparaiso:

The following hotels are in close vicinity to the University. Please make your own reservations.

  • Country Inn and Suites(219) 476-0000
  • Holiday Inn Express(219) 464-9395
  • Courtyard(219) 465-1700
  • Fairfield Inn(219) 465-6225
  • Hampton Inn(219) 531-6424
  • Super 8(219) 464-9840

Most hotels have a discount if you mention you are attending a conference at the University.



Registration is Due no later than June 22

A Late Fee of $25 will be added to all registrations* paid after June 22

* Accommodations can be paid separately

  • We cannot guarantee the availability of accommodations or meals for anyone who registers after June 22nd.
  • Full refund for cancellations received in writing by June 29th.
  • Payment by check, make check payable to "Focolare Movement" and mail to: Focolare Movement - Mariapolis, P.O. Box 53426, Chicago, IL 60653
  • Payment by credit card is only accepted with online registration.


Some impressions left at the end of the 2012 Mariapolis:

interfaith2“We take home the courage and tools to live and communicate the language of love to everyone we meet.”

“The Mariapolis is ‘total immersion’ in learning the language of love for others!”

“Mariapolis: 450 people with no agenda except loving God in the present moment!”

“I no longer feel alone – I am united with brothers and sisters all over the world who share my dream of universal brotherhood.”

“The experiences of young adults and married couples gave me the push to believe in God’s masterplan for me and my family.”

Snapshots from the 2012 Mariapolis







Some impressions left at the end of the 2012 Mariapolis: