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 Continue Reading “A way to recharge and refocus…”
“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 Continue Reading “I would recommend this conference to anyone…”
“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 Continue Reading “I felt more alive…”
“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 Continue Reading “I only had to attend once and I’m committed now…”
“For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery” – Galatians 5:1
By His death and resurrection, Jesus Christ won for us fullness of life. All of us are called to live in this freedom, but how many of us actually are doing so?
This summer, the Priests, Deacons, Seminarians Retreat welcomes the Unbound Ministry team to give us practical ways to experience greater freedom ourselves and to help those we serve gain the same abundant life.
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.