Priest and Seminarian Summer Program - 2017: Tallahassee, FL

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Priest and Seminarian Summer Program - 2017: Tallahassee, FL

Priest and Seminarian Summer Program 2017

June 19-30, 2017: Tallahassee, FL 


This two-week summer program provides an in-depth integration of the human formation with the other three pillars of formation (spiritual, intellectual and pastoral). The program is designed as a transformational journey into the Father’s heart in order for the priest and seminarian to grow more fully into his identity as Beloved Son. Participants will be encouraged to develop in personal integration and capacity to enter into intimate prayer with the Trinity. He will learn how to better discern the spiritual movements of the heart, while becoming better equipped to accompany and assist others on their spiritual journey.

Host Ministry

The program is offered by the John Paul II Healing Center in Tallahassee, FL. The Center is a Catholic ministry dedicated to serving bishops, priests, religious, seminarians, families, married couples, therapists and lay ministers, to bring about transformation in the heart of the Church.


St. John Neumann Center, Tallahassee, FL. The center has a chapel for prayer and adoration, and is located next to Blessed Sacrament Church, offering a 24 hour adoration chapel and available Mass times, morning and evening every day. The center is run by Dasha Nixon, the brother of Father Michael Nixon and son of Permanent Deacon Mike Nixon.

St. John Neumann Retreat Center
685 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308


June 19-29, 2017


Two-Week Program - $1800 per person

*One-Week option available (either week) - $1000 per person - please email to register for just one week.*

Tuition includes all meals, lodging, workbooks, and program tuition. (This amount also includes room and board for the weekend between.) Travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

Registration for this event will close June 12, 2017.

Refund policy: Full refund less $50 processing fee until 30 days prior to the event. No refunds will be provided within 30 days of the event.

Overview of Program

For this year, the Priest and Seminarian Summer Program will be held the last two weeks of June.

June 19th-23rd- Healing the Whole Person - The focus will be on each participants personal healing journey, while developing a framework for understanding the essential role of healing in Jesus mission and in all aspects of the Church’s life and ministry.

June 26th-30th- Equipping for Pastoral Ministry - The focus will be on learning to abide in Christ while ministering to others. Participants will gain practical knowledge and skill in living out Christ’s mission in the priestly vocation.

Throughout each day there will be time for personal reflection, personal healing prayer, daily Mass, liturgy of the hours, adoration, recreation, and fellowship with brother priests and seminarians. 

Recommended preparation (to be read or listened to in advance):

“Be Healed” by Dr. Bob Schuchts can be purchased here

“Loved as I Am” by Sr. Miriam James Heidland can be purchased here

"Ablaze" by Bart Schuchts and Ken Kniepmann (audio downloads) can be purchased here

“Sons of the Father” by Gordon Dalbey

“Unbound” by Neal Lozano

Please review:

A foreword by Fr. Toups can be read here.

To read a letter from Bishop Parkes click here.

To read a letter from Fr. Becker click here.

To read about last year's Seminarian Summer Program, click here.

Registration Process

To complete the event registration process, users will need to become registered users with the JPII Healing Center via our web site by creating a user account with a user name and password. We do not request or store your credit card information for billing purposes.

You can register and pay for multiple attendees at the same time using a single user account if you would like.

During checkout and payment, please only select the submit button once to ensure that multiple charges do not occur. Processing time depends on your internet connection and the speed of your computer.

For additional information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section, or our past Event Reports.

If you have any issues with the event registration process please contacts us at

*By registering for this event you agree to the terms of the informed consent which can be found here.

Register Now: $1,800.00