April 25, 2022 7:30 am - April 29, 2022 1:00 pm St. John Neumann Retreat Center

[SOLD OUT] Holy Desire: The Path to Freedom (Priests and Seminarians Only) – Tallahassee, FL: April 25-29, 2022

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Price: $1,100.00


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PLEASE NOTE: this event is for priests and those in formation for the ordained priesthood (seminarians, transitional deacons, & members of religious communities in formation to be ordained priests) only.

Originally offered as a part of seminarian formation, this conference has become a popular offering for priests and transitional deacons. Exploring the deep desires of the masculine heart, this teaching is truly transformational. You’ll come to understand how disordered desires are rooted in underlying holy desires, unmet needs, and tied to your false identities. You will learn how to heal the underlying wounds and engage productively in the battle of desires, in order to find the true fulfillment of your desires.

The morning sessions are led by Dr Bob Schuchts, Sr Miriam James Heidland and Jake Khym, who teach from a solid foundation of Scripture, the Catechism, therapy and personal witness on the topics of desire, healing, intimacy, and freedom.

Topics include:

  • Desires of Our Heart
  • Disordered Desires
  • Formation of Desires
  • Identity and Desires
  • Battle of Desires
  • Fulfillment of Desires

The afternoon sessions are led by Bart Schuchts, assisted by Kim Glass, utilizing personal story, movie clips, and group interaction to draw out deeper desire, purpose, passion, holy fire and fulfillment.

The retreat includes opportunities for prayer ministry, journaling, daily Mass, fraternal interaction and free time.


Sample for Talk 1: The Desires of Our Heart


Additional Details:

Cost of registration includes five-day conference, food and lodging.

Questions? Please contact Kim Glass by clicking HERE.

Event Schedule (click to enlarge):


  • Transportation costs and arrangements are the responsibility of attendees.
  • We suggest flying into the Tallahassee International airport, which is 20 minutes away from the retreat center. Ridesharing services (Uber & Lyft) and taxis are available from the airport.
  • Please plan for arrival on Sunday April 24 any time after 12 NOON ET. Departure Friday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m. You may choose to arrive a day earlier and stay a day later if necessary – please contact Kim.

If you wish to concelebrate Mass:

Please email your Letter of Suitability to Msgr. Michael Reed: reedm@ptdiocese.org

Addressed to:

Most Rev. William Wack
C/O Msgr. Michael Reed
Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
11 North B Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502
850.435.3565 fax

Please email a copy of your letter to JPII Healing Center as well: kglass@jpiihealingcenter.org


To read a letter from Bishop Wack click here.

A forward by Fr. Toups can be read here.

To read a letter from Fr. Becker click here.


If a registration is cancelled 30 days, or more, prior to an event, a refund will be issued (less $50 processing fee). No refunds will be issued for cancellations within 30 days of the event. Refund requests due to a medical emergency will be determined on case-by-case basis. Registrations are not transferable between persons or events. This event is for those 18 years old and older. We aren’t able to offer a reduced registration price for partial attendance. By attending this event, you consent to any photographs or video footage that may be taken for promotional purpose. By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the terms of the informed consent which can be found here.

Venue Information:

St. John Neumann Retreat Center

685 Miccosukee Road Tallahassee, FL 32308