Silent Retreat for Deacon Directors

Institute for Diaconate Renewal

June 6-9, 2022

Register Now

Be refreshed and renewed in your ministry of diaconal formation. This retreat with the Institute for Diaconate Renewal at Franciscan University of Steubenville will give you an opportunity to join fellow deacon formators as you step away from the busyness of life and spend intentional time with Jesus Christ.

You’ll be strengthened through eucharistic adoration, lectio divina, the sacraments, and spiritual direction while listening to the Lord’s still, small voice in the silence of your heart. You’ll come away encouraged and rejuvenated, so you can better serve the faithful men you form and guide in the diaconate.


Register for the Silent Retreat

Cost for this 3-day retreat is $600

Register Now

“Abide in me, as I abide in you.” John 15:4

Four Days

  • to decompress, enter a deeper self-awareness,
  • to distinguish between God thoughts, our own, and those of the adversary,
  • to track affective movements,
  • to know and experience Christ the Servant’s heart, the source of Trinitarian love.


  • to get comfortable with listening to our hearts, to recognize God’s heart,
  • to hear God’s wordless message,
  • to let his presence and love touch us,
  • to let go of our interior noise, to allow God to embrace our hearts.


  • orientation provided for silent prayer, interior listening,
  • Mass, liturgical and private prayer, adoration, confession,
  • two brief orientation sessions per day (morning, afternoon),
  • two spiritual direction meetings,
  • evening sessions – sharing the fruits,
  • private and communal lectio divina,
  • plus time for rest, relaxation, exercise, spiritual reading.

To contact us, schedule a consultation, or learn more about the Institute for Diaconate Renewal

[email protected]

Experience Steubenville Conferences

Learn More



Best Western PLUS the Inn at Franciscan Square

200 Franciscan Square

Steubenville, OH 43952

(740) 792-8050

Stay at Franciscan

Other Events

June 5 2022

J. Allan Mitchell Lecture

Participate in a conversation with Dcn. James Keating on "Deacons as Guardians and Promoters of the Animating Mystery of Christ"

Institute Home