April 20, 2020 7:30 am - April 24, 2020 1:00 pm St. John Neumann Retreat Center

Holy Desire: The Path to Freedom (Priests and Seminarians Only) – Tallahassee, FL: April 20-24, 2020

Originally offered as a part of seminarian formation, this conference has become a popular offering for priests and transitional deacons as well. 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 our 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 will include a solid foundation in Scripture, the Catechism, Church teachings around desire, and touch on key issues like celibacy, intimacy and friendship. Topics include:

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

The afternoon sessions will include a deeper exploration of identity (masculine and priestly), as well as the ways in which desire bring us into purpose, passion, and fulfillment.

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

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. Thank you!

Sample for Talk 1: The Desires of Our Heart

(Registration opens January 20, 2020.)

Presenters:

Cost & Additional Details*

  • Registration Rate: $1,100.00 (includes five-day conference, food and lodging)
    • closes March 30, 2020 or until event capacity is reached

* Please see our Terms & Conditions and Refund Policy (at page bottom) before registering.

Transportation:

Transportation costs and arrangements are the responsibility of attendees.**

Please plan for arrival on Sunday April 19, after 4 p.m. Departure Friday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m.

** 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.

Event Schedule:

(Detailed event schedule coming soon!)

PLEASE NOTE:

If you wish to concelebrate, please mail your Letter of Suitability 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
Msgr Reed’s email: reedm@ptdiocese.org

A forward by Fr. Toups can be read here.

To read a letter from Bishop Wack click here.

To read a letter from Fr. Becker click here.

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* Please see our Terms & Conditions and Refund Policy (at page bottom) before registering.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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. 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.

Organizer Information:

John Paul II Healing Center

https://jpiihealingcenter.org

Venue Information:

St. John Neumann Retreat Center

685 Miccosukee Road Tallahassee, FL

https://www.neumanncenter.org