Most people would say that their relationship with God is not where they would like it to be, but many also feel unsure of how to change it. The Steubenville Conferences offer six unique conference experiences to help people escape the spiritual desert and empower them to live every day as joyful disciples of Jesus Christ.

For over 40 years, the Steubenville Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, have been helping people develop the relationship with God that they desire. We want to help you figure out which conference best fits your own needs, so that you can live the abundant life that God wants for you.

Power & Purpose Conference

June 4-6, 2021

Learn more about the Holy Spirit and what He can do in your life.

Discover a purpose for your life.

Experience freedom and healing from past wounds.

Priests, Deacons,
Seminarians Retreat

June 14-18, 2021

Be renewed in your relationship with Christ and in your vocation.

Embrace the opportunity of rest and relaxation.

Spend time with your brother priests, deacons, and seminarians.

St. John Bosco Conference

July 12-15, 2021

Receive renewal and revitalization in both your personal spiritual life and in your ministry.

Equip yourself to be a better minister.

Experience community with other catechists and evangelizers.

Applied Biblical

Studies Conference

July 28-30, 2021

Foster a greater devotion to and understanding of Sacred Scripture.

Learn how to pray with Sacred Scripture.

Be able to have better conversations with our protestant brothers and sisters.

Defending the Faith Conference

July 30 – August 1, 2021

Receive a deeper understanding of Catholic Church teaching.

Experience a greater sense of confidence in your faith.

Learn how to live your faith in your everyday life.

Steubenville Encounter Conference

Coming in 2022

Brand new!

A “Steubenville Youth Conference for adults.”

The first family-friendly conference to be offered at Franciscan University.

Please review our COVID-19 and Refund Policies


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