Priest and Seminarian Summer Program 2019
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. Only 14 spots available for this retreat.
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.
Cost & Additional Information:
- All 4 Weeks: $4,000.00
- Weeks 1-3: $3,150.00
- Weeks 2-4: $3,150.00
- all registration options close on May 20, 2019 or until event capacity is reached (only 14 spots available)
- registration processing requires full payment with a credit (or debit) card
You can attend all 4 weeks, or either of the 3-week options. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate one or two-week options. All options include food and lodging at the St. John Neumann Retreat Center.
Registration for this event is now FULL.
If you would like to be placed on the waiting list please click here.
Transportation costs and arrangements are the responsibility of attendees.
Please plan on arriving Sunday afternoon on June 2nd, and departing after 2pm on June 28th.
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.
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
Msgr Reed’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send a copy of your letter to JPII Healing Center as well:
2910 Kerry Forest Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL 32309
A foreward 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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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.