Clergy Retreats/Deacon Retreat - Archdiocese of Miami

The total requested stipend for all Retreats for Priests is $595.00.

October 24 – 28, 2022
Preacher: Rev. David Caron, O.P.

Theme: Testing Positive for Compassion in a Time of Pandemic

The words, “tested positive,” can be frightening words to hear in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Testing positive for compassion, however, should be the sought-after diagnosis that every Christian and pastoral leader is willing to receive in and out of this time of crisis.  So, what’s your diagnosis? Using Pope Francis’ Social Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti (Brothers and Sisters All) as a lens, this priest retreat will explore through prayer, input, silence, conversation, and fraternity, the question: To what is God calling us to be, as pastoral leaders and as a Church, in a pandemic and a post-pandemic world? 

 

Fr. David Caron is a Dominican priest of the Southern Province of St. Martin de Porres. His present ministry is the director of Spiritual Outreach for Cross Catholic Outreach in Boca Raton, FL. Dave, the former Vicar of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, holds a Doctorate in Ministry degree in Liturgy from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is a Pope Francis appointed Missionary of Mercy and he presents on a variety of Liturgical and Evangelization topics as well as directs retreats.

February 13 – 17, 2023
Preacher: Bishop David Bonnar

Theme: Called and Gifted to Live and Proclaim the Joy of the Gospel

Focus: Today’s priest is called and gifted to live and proclaim the Joy of the Gospel.  Using Pope Francis’ “Evangelli Gaudium” as well as Scripture and experiences from 34 years of priesthood, Bishop Bonnar will reflect on the multi-dimensional calls that come with being a disciple and a priest of Jesus Christ.  Bishop Bonnar will examine the following calls: call to be surprised, call to maturity, call to communion, call to participation, call to mission, call to preach, call to accompaniment, and call to behold Mary as mother. 

Rev. David Joseph Bonnar (born February 5, 1962) is an American bishop of the Catholic Church. He is the Bishop of Youngstown, having been appointed to the position in 2020. Before becoming a bishop, he was the editor of a magazine called The Priest and chaplain of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

May 15 – 19, 2023
Preacher: Bishop Felipe Estevez

Theme: Meditations on the Gospel of St John

A Church Father called the fourth Gospel “the spiritual Gospel”. The participants will be enriched by a deeper gaze of some of the stories unique to this Gospel drawing pastoral implications.

Rev. Felipe J. Estevez is a. Bishop Emeritus of St. Augustine, Florida (11 years) and former Auxiliary Bishop of Miami (8 years). He holds a doctorate in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was Rector and Spiritual Director of St Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary. He was National Responsible of the priestly fraternities Iesus Caritas. He served as Pastor of St Agatha Church and Campus Minister at FIU University in Miami (14 years). He came from Cuba in 1961.

October 9 – 13, 2023 
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October 16 – 20, 2022 (Spanish)
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October 20 – 22, 2023 – Retreat for Deacons of the Archdiocese of Miami
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