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The total requested stipend for all Retreats for Priests is $525.00.
October 5 – 9, 2020 ~ Preacher: Fr. Marc Lanoue, Ph.D.
Theme: Gleaning Secularism for Religious Fruit
Fr. Marc Lanoue, Ph. D., will identify some trends that will occur in American religious circles, as Christian values are replaced more widely with secular values. He will offer some helps in recognizing these trends, as well as offer some measures to offset their effects through the New Evangelization, so that a priest can grow more in depth in his awareness of God and in his prayer life. He will use biblical, cinematic, and other resources to try to adapt secular understandings to Christian ones.
This retreat will benefit any priest in parish ministry looking for ideas to implement the New Evangelization. As the demographics in our churches shift, forewarned is forearmed.
Brief Bio of the Preacher: Fr. Marc Lanoue, Ph. D., is a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, ordained in 2009, originally from Western Massachusetts. He has served as a hospital chaplain and in various parochial assignments. He currently serves as Associate Pastor at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Forest Hill, MD, where he has served since 2017. He attended Williams College (BA-Religion, 1988), the University of Notre Dame (MA-Biblical Languages, 1996), the Catholic University of America (Ph. D.-Biblical Studies [NT], 2006), and St. Mary’s Seminary & University (STB-2009). He is the author of three books on the interaction among psychology, spirituality, and general human development. He is working on a broader-based book which encompasses the New Evangelization and these other topics as well.
October 12 – 16, 2020 ~ Retreat in Spanish – Preacher: Bishop Silvio Jose Baez
Báez was ordained on 15 January 1984 in San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica. He then earned a degree in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. He next served in Guatemala as Rector of the Seminary of the Discalced Carmelite Fathers. Returning to Rome he completed his doctoral studies in Sacred Scripture and Exegesis at the Pontifical Gregorian University.
On 9 April 2009 Pope Benedict XVI named Báez auxiliary bishop of Managua. He has served as the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Managua and is the presiding bishop of the commission on Consecrating Life and the presiding bishop of the Seminary of the Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua.
October 19 – 23, 2020 ~ Preacher: Fr. Levi Hartle
Theme: The Fire Within – Recovering Stolen Joy
Fr. Levi Hartle is a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. As a child, he was brought up in Christ and fell in love with Jesus during his teenage years. He attended Grove City College where he earned a Bachelor’s in music education. Directly after college, He entered St. Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh. After receiving a Master’s in philosophy from Duquesne University, he entered Theological College and studied at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., receiving the degrees of Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity. He has been ordained for 5 years and he loves to bring the people of God into the life of the Trinity through the Sacraments! A close second, is teaching people how to enter into the mystery of God through prayer. As St. John Vianney said, “life is about love and prayer.” That is what he knows to be true with every fiber of his being!
February 1 – 5, 2021 ~ Preacher: Fr. Robin Ryan, C.P.
Fr. Robin Ryan, C.P., Ph.D., is an award-winning professor, theologian, celebrated author, and experienced retreat leader. A Passionist priest, he currently serves as associate professor of systematic theology and director of the Master of Arts in Theology program at Catholic Theological Union. Previously, he taught graduate theology at CTU and at Saint John’s Seminary in Boston. Fr. Ryan has spent many years in retreat ministry, and he leads retreats for laity, religious, and clergy across the country. He served as the Director of Bishop Molloy Passionist Retreat House in Queens, New York, from 1996 to 2000.
Fr. Ryan is the author of numerous articles and recordings on theological and spiritual topics. He is the editor and co-author of the book Catholics on Call: Discerning a Life of Service in the Church (Liturgical Press, 2010) and the author of God and the Mystery of Human Suffering: A Theological Conversation Across the Ages (Paulist Press, 2011) and Jesus and Salvation: Soundings in the Christian Tradition and Contemporary Theology (Liturgical Press, 2015). He is also a contributor to and the English-language editor of the Diccionario de la Pásion (Madrid: San Pablo, 2015). The founding director of Catholics on Call, he regularly gives retreats for laity, religious, and priests.
May 17 – 21, 2021 ~ Preacher: To be Announced