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Priests' Retreats: Oct. 14-18, 2019

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October 14-18, 2019

with Fr. Michael Denk

This preached retreat focuses on Reconnecting with God through the Examen Prayer. 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 Holy Hour, and the opportunity for spiritual direction and confession.

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

Topic: Reconnect with God through the Examen Prayer

St. Ignatius said that if we were ever to drop any of our daily prayers because of business, tiredness, or any other reason, the Examen Prayer should be the last to go. It is that helpful! The Examen prayer assists us to remain connected to God throughout our day and perhaps even more urgently helps us realize when we have become disconnected with God and gives us a way to reconnect. This five-day retreat will consist of daily sessions illustrating the five steps of the Examen Prayer: Gratitude, Petition, Discernment, Forgiveness, and Resolution. With each step, priests will have the opportunity to review their life, priesthood, and their current relationship with God, their Father. Fr. Michael will illustrate each step with inspiring, funny, and entertaining stories from his own life. There will be opportunities for daily spiritual direction, guided meditations and journaling that will allow you to reflect on different points of your life, suggested scriptures for Holy Hours, as well as preparation for a “general confession” (Looking at your entire life and allowing God, The Father, to love you unconditionally). At the end of the retreat, you will be invited to make a personal resolution with God. You can remain always connected to God, and this retreat will help you!

To learn more about Fr. Michael Denk go to:

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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 an Aspirant of The Institute of Voluntas Dei and a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland.

Author of the Book: Pray40Days: “The Personal Relationship With God You Have Always Wanted.” Creator of: Pray40Days Web-App and parish program.
Creator and author of the App: The Examen Prayer (available on iOS and Android and web).
Creator of the video series: Praying with the Mass
He is a prolific writer and has been published in numerous periodicals including The Priest, Our Sunday Visitor, Emmaus, Crisis, Catholic-Link, UCatholic, Homiletics and Pastoral Review, and Shalom Tidings. He has appeared on EWTN, Shalom Network, and Salt and Light Network. Learn more at 

$585 Private Guest Room
$340 Commuter

Dates: October 14-18, 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: October 10
Senior Day with Karl Schultz
Later Event: October 21
Priests' Retreats: Oct. 21-25, 2019