PRIESTS’ RETREAT: Challenges in Our Priestly Ministry 2018

Monday, 5 November 2018 3:00 PM - Friday, 9 November 2018 10:00 AM PST

31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA, 93563, United States

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Monday, 5 November 2018 3:00 PM - Friday, 9 November 2018 10:00 AM PST

 If the event is listed as sold out please call us at 661-944-2178 for real time availability and waiting list. Office hours are from 8:30am- 5:00pm (closed for mass & lunch *11:45a.m- 1:30pm) Check in time starts at 3:00pm. Check out time is at 10:00am (exceptions may apply).

PRIESTS’ RETREAT: Challenges in Our Priestly Ministry 

Monday, November 5 – Friday, November 9, 2018


Retreat Description: Much has been written about ministry burnout and restoration of pastoral energy through renewed personal balance. Compassion Fatigue is one way of describing a major pitfall in ongoing enthusiasm fro the sacrificial loving demanded in our vocation. Many studies of PTSD can be helpful in renewing our call toward holiness of life which must include self-care, deep prayer, and our personal human development as persons and as priests. These themes will be explored together.


Presenter: Father Francis Benedict has been a monk of Valyermo since 1967. He earned an MA in Philosophy from Loyola-Marymount University and an MS in Theology from Mt. Angel in Oregon. He was ordained a priest in 1976. He served as the Abbey's abbot for 16 years. His special areas of ministry include spiritual direction, preaching retreats, and working with 12-step recovery groups. In addition to many responsibilities at the Abbey, he now serves as the Director of Oblates.


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