As a priest, deacon, or seminarian, you have been called to heroically serve the Church. However, the demands of ministry on your time and attention can take you away from the source of your joy and strength – Jesus Christ. Too often this leads to exhaustion and burnout. At the Priests, Deacons, Seminarians Retreat, the One who called you to be His servant is waiting to renew your heart, soul, and ministry. Come reconnect with the Lord along with your fellow brothers and experience the renewal that your heart desires.
“A way to recharge and refocus. Returning to Franciscan University for the Priests, Deacons and Seminarians Retreat is an opportunity to get away from demands of life and a time to deepen your relationship with Christ and His Church”
-Priest, 2017 Retreat Participant
“As a first timer I did not know what to expect. What an amazing experience it was. I felt as if the presenters where speaking directly to me, naming problems and fears that I thought only I experienced. The worship was amazing, the masses so reverent, and the speakers were excellent. I would recommend this conference to anyone and everyone in priestly ministry or formation.”
-Seminarian, 2017 Retreat Participant
“I was feeling very tired, feeling down and frustrated, and even alone, but after each segment of the day’s schedule was finished, I felt more alive, stronger and filled with the Holy Spirit. I am a changed person!”
-Priest, 2017 Retreat Participant
“I have no doubt that folks have prayed and fasted for he success of the conference, and that can almost be felt upon arrival. I only had to attend once and I’m committed now, Lord willing, to attend each year.”
-Deacon, 2017 Retreat Participant
“For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery” – Galatians 5:1
This summer, Neal Lozano and his team will be leading an Unbound experience especially for priests, deacons, and seminarians. If you have never experienced Unbound, it is:
- An approach to deliverance and healing prayer developed by Neal Lozano that has transformed the lives of thousands of people.
- Focused on the individual through deeply listening to their story and heart.
- A safe, loving, and effective prayer model that helps people to respond to the good news of the Gospel.
- Based on five basic responses (Five Keys) that help to apply the truth to our lives:
- Repentance and faith
- The Father’s Blessing
Are you longing for:
- A deeper experience and understanding of the Father’s unconditional love?
- Freedom from past wounds, sins, or addictions?
- A greater ability to provide counseling and spiritual direction for those you serve in ministry?
Then you will not want to miss the unique and beautiful time of grace and renewal.
“Unbound Ministry is a vital part of the new evangelization because, through a simple method of prayer based on the Gospel, it helps us help others in moving beyond their spiritual obstacles into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. This model of deliverance reflects the power of our baptism, which moves us from darkness into the kingdom of God. It promises to be a very fruitful tool in the hands of priests and those involved in parish ministry.” – Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia
“I cannot recommend Unbound Ministry Training highly enough for clergy and laity alike.” – Most Rev. Scott McCaig, Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of Canada
“Through the application of the Five Keys, lives have been transformed. Those bound by sin and past hurts can find deep deliverance, healing, and freedom in Christ. They encounter our Lord more powerfully in their lives and acquire practical wisdom to grow in their spiritual lives.” – Most Rev. Christian Riesbeck, Auxilliary Bishop of Ottawa
Jesus gave St. Francis the mission to “Go, rebuild My Church.” That is the mission of Steubenville Conferences. We invite you to share our mission by helping us spread the word about our outreach and inviting people to have their own life-changing encounter with Jesus at one of our dynamic conferences.