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Priests' Retreats: Oct. 7-11, 2019

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October 7-11, 2019

with Fr. Mark-David Janus

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**

Topic: How the Priesthood Shapes our Lives and Understanding of God

St. Paul VI wrote: “We are men who are called. We are called by Christ, called by God. That means we are loved by Christ, loved by God…the familiar question of vocation concerns the personality and destiny of each one of us. How our vocations developed and were formed is the most interesting factor in the personal history of our lives.” 

Inspired by these words of St. Paul VI and employing the outline for the rite of priestly ordination, this retreat is a prayerful reflection on how the priesthood shapes our lives and our understanding of God.

  • Monday Night: Let those ordained to be priests come forward: Choosing to love Christ

  • Tuesday Morning:  Do You know him to be worthy? Men drenched in mercy.

  • Tuesday Afternoon: Do You Promise Respect to me and my successors? Life in the presbyterate.

  • Wednesday Morning: Receive the gifts of the people of God: Blessed by the people of God

  • Wednesday Evening: Conform your life to the mystery of the Lord’s Cross: Living the Cross

  • Thursday Morning:  Imitate what you Celebrate: Letting God Love you.

  • Thursday Evening: Pour Out the Blessing of the Holy Spirit and the power of priestly grace

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Rev. Mark-David Janus, C.S.P., Ph.D.  is the President and Publisher of Paulist Press in Mahwah, N.J.  Ordained for the Paulist Fathers in 1979, Fr. Janus is from Rochester New York and was educated at St. John Fisher College, Catholic University of America and University of Connecticut, where he received his doctorate.  Dr. Janus has served as a member of the medical faculty at Indiana School of Medicine, the Ohio State University College of Medicine, and the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University, lecturing on child and adolescent psychiatry, the doctor-patient relationship and the relationship between faith and medicine.  He has authored three books and over seventy peer reviewed papers focusing on the assessment and understanding of physical and sexual trauma in children and adolescents.  He has lectured internationally on the relationship of brain development and the spiritual awareness of children and adolescents. 

Recently, Fr. Janus is the editor of Crossing the Threshold of Mercy: A Spiritual Guide to the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, two theological articles in German, one on the Role of Men and Women Religious in the United States, and an article on the psychological dimensions of mercy.  His most recent book is: Your One Wild and Precious Life: Thoughts on Vocation.  In addition to his academic postings, Fr. Janus served as the rector of the Cathedral of St. Andrew, in Grand Rapids Michigan where he also was the Diocesan Director of adult faith formation and ecumenical relations. Previously, he was the staff of campus ministries at the Ohio State University, the University of Connecticut and Boston University. Fr. Janus resides at the Paulist Fathers motherhouse, St. Paul the Apostle, in New York City.

$585 Private Guest Room
$340 Commuter

Dates: October 7-11, 2019

We have three convenient registration options:

  1. To register online with payment by credit card, click here. Please note that payment is required in full (PayPal) to register with this option.

  2. To register online without payment, click here. After registering online, you can either call our office to pay over the phone with a credit card or mail in a check. Payment is due two weeks prior to the retreat start date.

  3. To register offline, call our office at (407) 671-6322.

Earlier Event: September 30
Priests' Retreats: Sep. 30-Oct. 4, 2019
Later Event: October 10
Senior Day with Karl Schultz