Priest and Seminarian Summer Program 2020
Providing the opportunity for a deep, immersive experience, the summer program provides an integrative, month-long spiritual journey. Divided into 4 weeklong segments, you’ll encounter a variety of settings, yet find a program with an intentional rhythm to foster personal and spiritual growth in a restful environment.
Week One – “Restoring the Glory”
During this week, you’ll have a reserved space at this popular ‘once per year’ conference, touching on personal and sexual identity, how to relate to God in your personhood, in chastity and celibacy. This conference is also open to lay and religious, providing opportunities for interaction with others while engaging in personal reflection, daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and personal prayer experience.
Week Two – “Discerning of Spirits”- (Priest Led Silent Retreat)
The depth of week 1 is followed by a guided, silent retreat, focusing on the “discerning of spirits.” During this week you will have opportunity to understand the movements of your heart as well as the spiritual influences that affect your daily choices. Includes adoration, daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and spiritual direction.
Week Three – “Healing the Whole Person”
Experience Jesus in His mission of healing! Physical, spiritual and emotional healing, central to the Church’s life and 2,000 year tradition, come to life today. The uniquely engaging format will help you see and experience God’s healing love in the areas of our brokenness through teaching, personal prayer, personal reflection, adoration and the Sacraments.
Week Four – “Equipping for Pastoral Ministry”
Learn to facilitate prayer in the confidence of I AM (Inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Abiding in God, and Moving in union with Him and the recipient). As a part of the training, you’ll see how healing prayer is an essential dimension of the Church’s life, through Scripture, Church teaching, and Sacred Tradition. In addition, you will discover and experience the unique ways you can personally help people encounter God and walk in greater freedom. The focus will be on a personal and ministerial application. Availability of the Sacraments and daily prayer.