Priests’ Retreats

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 September 30 - October 4, 2019

Speaker TBA (offered in Spanish)

This preached retreat will be an opportunity for Spanish-speaking priests in the Diocese of Orlando to spend time in prayer, reflection and fellowship.

**This retreat is open to all priests in the Diocese of Orlando**

Cost:

$585 Private Guest Room

$340 Commuter

Dates: September 30-October 4, 2019


October 7-11, 2019

Speaker TBA

This preached retreat will be an opportunity for priests in the Diocese of Orlando to spend time in prayer, reflection and fellowship.

**This retreat is open to all priests in the Diocese of Orlando**

Cost:

$585 Private Guest Room

$340 Commuter

Dates: October 7-11, 2019


October 14-18, 2019

with Fr. Michael Denk

This preached retreat will be an opportunity for priests in the Diocese of Orlando to spend time in prayer, reflection and fellowship.

**This retreat is open to all priests in the Diocese of Orlando**

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Fr. Michael Denk is the Founder of The Prodigal Father whose mission is to inspire, introduce and guide people in a deep and authentic life of prayer, leading them to an intimate, mystical and personal relationship with God their Father, in and through Jesus Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit.  He is the author of “Pray40Days: The Personal Relationship With God You Have Always Wanted”, and the creator of the “Examen Prayer App.”

Fr. Michael is a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland, an Aspirant of the Institute of Voluntas Dei and Priest in Residence at Walsh University. He is a prolific writer and blogger and is published in numerous periodicals including The Priest, Our Sunday Visitor, Emmaus, Crisis, Catholic-Link, UCatholic, Homiletics and Pastoral Review, and Shalom Tidings.  Fr. Michael has appeared on appeared on EWTN, and produced series for Shalom TV and Salt and Light Network.  He has been heard on the popular series “Faith With Father” on Living Bread Radio as well as on the Catholic Channel on Sirius XM Radio.  He is a dynamic, inspiring and entertaining speaker. 

Fr. Michael was born, baptized, and raised at Holy Family in Parma, Ohio. He received a Bachelors of Communications with a Specialization in Video and Audio Production from Cleveland State University. He received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts “With Honors” from St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, OH. Thesis: Christology in the Mystics: Coming to Know, Love, and Serve Christ through John the Evangelist, Teresa of Avila, and Ignatius of Loyola.  

He was ordained on May 12, 2007 and served 11 years as a parochial vicar in parish ministry at:

  • St. Gabriel, Mentor, OH.

  • St. Joseph, Amherst, OH

  • St. Barnabas, Northfield, OH 

Cost:

$585 Private Guest Room

$340 Commuter

Dates: October 14-18, 2019

Register Here


October 21-25, 2019

with Fr. Mark Yavarone

This will be a semi-directed retreat focused on themes of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Please note: due to the nature of this retreat, there will be a modified schedule for this week. There will be one presentation each day to allow for the opportunity for spiritual direction, and there will only be two socials this week— on Monday and Thursday evening.

**This retreat is open to all priests in the Diocese of Orlando**

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Fr. Mark Yavarone, OMV, grew up at the New Jersey shore, the youngest of 10 children.  He graduated from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1987.  After college, he attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina, earning a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Anatomy in 1991.  During the same year, he entered the formation program of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in Boston.  He made his perpetual profession of vows in October 1999 and was ordained a priest in April 2000.

He has since served as Associate Pastor at St. Andrew’s Parish in Avenel, NJ, has completed his certification in spiritual direction through the Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence (associated with the University of Steubenville), spent nine years as a missionary in the Philippines, and served as a member of the faculty at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Boston, MA for six years.  He is currently on the staff of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice, FL.

Cost:

$585 Private Guest Room

$340 Commuter

Dates: October 21-25, 2019