Society of the Divine Word Chicago Province • Techny, Illinois
Office of Education, Recruitment & Formation
HOME PAGE
POLICIES
FORMS
RESOURCES
FEATURES
CONTACT US
  

 

June 2019 > Resources >  
Datebook Plus

2019 Events   2020 Events  
Jan FEB MAR APR   Jan Feb Mar Apr 
MAY JUN JUL AUG   May Jun JUL AUG 
SEP OCT NOV DEC   SEP OCT NOV DEC 

Events
Click here to begin browsing the list of seminars, workshops, meetings, etc. or select by a calendar month above.

Save the Date
Look for "Save the Date"  on events that have been announced. Details and registration information is published as it becomes available.

Online Learning
Click here to view the list of general online learning opportunities.

Webinars
They have their own section. Check it out.

Books
Click here to go to the complete list of this month's books. The following are a few of the titles of particular interest.

Mass Matters
Reflections of a Parish Priest
William J. Bausch

American Priest
The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh
Rev. Wilson D. Miscamble, CSC

The Storyteller's Catechism
Stories of Faith from Parish Life
Father Timothy H. Sherwood

Tolkien: Man and Myth
A Literary Life
Joseph Pearce

plus . . . baseball, the power of truth, fifteen spirituals that will change your life and more! Explore...
 

Datebook Plus listings are for informational purposes. Efforts are made to ensure the appropriateness and relevancy of each listing. However, being listed does not imply that this Office or the Society of the Divine Word endorses the event, speaker, agenda, topic, sponsor, publisher, or author.

Online Learning     Return to top


 

Amazing Parish Online
Features video modules on the most popular Amazing Parish conference content, featuring Patrick Lencioni and focusing on teamwork. AP Online is designed to walk parish leaders and teams through videos and exercises, giving them the tools they need to build an amazing parish. Each module takes 45-60 minutes and is accompanied by a study guide. AP Online is made available to you free of charge thanks to the generosity of our donors who believe your parish can and should be amazing.
https://amazingparish.org/aponline/

 

Ave Maria Press: Professional Development Webinar Series
Join Ave Maria Press online for a series of free, professional development webinars for parish ministers. Enjoy access to free presentations by experts in every area of parish ministry from the comfort of your home or office. Log in to the live webinars to participate in our question-and-answer sessions or watch the free recordings at your convenience.
https://www.avemariapress.com/webinars/parish

 

Boston College: STM Online: Crossroads
Offers non-credit online courses and workshops for for adult spiritual enrichment and faith formation. With a focus on shared reflection in an online learning community. Courses run four to six weeks with a fee of $85; workshops run for two-weeks for $40.
www.bc.edu/schools/stm/crossroads/

 

Center for Ministry Development
The Center for Ministry Development (CMD) works to provide dynamic resources for comprehensive youth ministry and is committed to helping parishes, dioceses, and campuses implement the vision for ministry with young adults as articulated by the U.S. Catholic Bishops in Sons and Daughters of the Light--A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults. The webinars are leader/ministry/staff focused and are priced at $25 per participant with group discounts available.
www.cmdnet.org/cmd-store/category/24-webinars

 

CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.)
CLINIC regularly offers webinars on a variety of immigration law, advocacy, and program management issues. Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes and covers a specific topic. CLINIC schedules at least one webinar per month on discrete immigration law issues. Participants receive a certificate of attendance and a copy of the presentation. Fees vary from no-charge to $25.
https://cliniclegal.org/webinars

 

Coursera
Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate. Highlights: Online and open to everyone; Learn a new skill in 4-6 weeks; Priced at about $29-$99.
https://www.coursera.org

 

Duolingo
If you'd like to start learning a foreign language, check out Duolingo. This is an online language-learning platform designed to give everyone—worldwide—a chance to learn a language for free (no hidden fees, no premium content). You can access Duolingo via the web and/or by downloading the app for iOS, Android or Windows phones.
https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Johnson Institute / Senior Adult Ministry
Offers self-study courses covering four separate categories which provide enrichment, training, and inspirational curriculums. Course fees average $250. The site also provides additional resources and professional certification.
www.senioradultministry.com

 

Religious Formation Conference (RFC)
Offers periodic webinars to RFC members--the Chicago Province is a member--free of charge. Check the website and if you (as an SVD) are interested in a particular webinar, contact this office educsvd@uscsvd.org for registration instructions.
https://www.relforcon.org/programs/webinars

 

Religious Law and Consultation
Offers previous, recorded webcasts concerning religious law. Webcasts are available on-demand for $65 or as a CD-rom for $75.
http://www.ahereford.org/recordings

 

Spirituality & Practice
Offers a variety of online e-courses focusing on spirituality and its practice. Numerous religious traditions are represented: the Dalai Lama, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Eknath Easwaran to name a few. Among the courses offered, there are also online retreats. Prices start at $39.95.
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/ecourses/

 

St. Luke Institute: SLIconnect
One-hour, live presentations by experts in psychological and spiritual health. Participants may "chat" questions to the facilitator during the presentation. All webinars are recorded an can be accessed on SLIconnect after the live presentation. Webinars are offered for approximately $25-$60; registration includes access to the presentation slides, associated learning materials, and on-demand access to the webinar recording for six months.
www.SLIconnect.org/browse
 

Successfully Speaking
Offers online accent modification classes to improve your communication skills and pronunciation of the English language as well as offerings in public speaking and communication skills. Typical cost for a class is $2,200 to $2,500. Note that they also have no-charge online videos available.
http://successfully-speaking.com

 Listings and links reviewed: March 2017

 Return to top

Webinars     Return to top


 

 

June 20, 2019
1:00pm EST

Preventing Compassion Fatigue
Saint Luke Institute

Ministering to and caring for others in distress can, over time, lead to a type of secondary traumatic stress known as compassion fatigue. Caregivers should learn to recognize and manage the symptoms of compassion fatigue in order to stay healthy and ensure meaningful long-term ministry. Taryn Millar, Psy.D., offers strategies for lowering the risk of compassion fatigue.

Site: Online
Registration: $25 (Can’t make the live event? The $25 registration fee includes unlimited access to the on-demand recording and resource materials.)
https://www.sliconnect.org/product/preventing-compassion-fatigue/

 

June 24  - August 2,
2019

Philosophical Ethics
Catholic Theological Union

Traditional Catholic ethics has based itself on the history and development of the natural law theory. This course traces the development of the human person as ethical subject. Various contemporary positions of ethics are also present. Special attention will be given to the thought of Bernard Lonergan and his influence on ethical decision making.

Site: Online
Registration: $250
https://ctu.edu/summeratctu/#1543871296792-be61642c-525d

 

June 25, 2019
1:00pm EST

New Listing
Ministering to Difficult Personalities
Saint Luke Institute

Ministry life revolves around interpersonal relationships, and even the most challenging people deserve care and attention. Some personality types, however, require so much energy that we are left feeling depleted and even defeated. Developing key emotional intelligence skills and putting healthy boundaries in place can help you stay afloat when navigating complicated ministry relationships.

Site: Online
Registration: Free
https://www.sliconnect.org/product/ministering-to-difficult-personalities/

 

July 18, 2019
1:00pm EST

Spiritual Care for Trauma Survivors
Saint Luke Institute

The struggle to find meaning in suffering is an ongoing human experience for believers and non-believers alike.  Uncovering your operative model for understanding suffering is essential to accompanying others who have experienced trauma. Rev. Paul Scaglione, M.Div., discusses a pastoral approach to accompanying trauma survivors.

Site: Online
Registration: $25 (Can’t make the live event? The $25 registration fee includes unlimited access to the on-demand recording and resource materials.)
https://www.sliconnect.org/product/spiritual-care-for-trauma-survivors/

 

September 26, 2019
1:00pm EST

Skills for Empathic Listening: A Fresh Look
Saint Luke Institute

Learning how to listen with empathy can help build trust and mutual understanding in interpersonal relationships. Michael R. Pollard, LCSW, identifies strategies for improving the quality of our communication with others.

Site: Online
Registration: $25 (Can’t make the live event? The $25 registration fee includes unlimited access to the on-demand recording and resource materials.)
https://www.sliconnect.org/product/skills-for-empathic-listening-a-fresh-look/

 

October 17, 2019
1:00pm EST

New Listing
Managing Up, Down & Sideways
Saint Luke Institute

Ministry and community life means continually navigating complex relationships in many directions – with authority, with peers, and with those you minister to or manage. Daily stressors and the hectic pace of ministry can put a strain on those important relationships and prevent us from communicating effectively. Tasha Dorsey, Psy.D., offers strategies for developing healthy interdependence between leaders and community members.

Site: Online
Registration: $25 (Can’t make the live event? The $25 registration fee includes unlimited access to the on-demand recording and resource materials.)
https://www.sliconnect.org/product/managing-up-down-sideways/

 

 Return to top

Events: Seminars, Workshops, etc.     Return to top
 


June 2019     Return to top

 

 

June 6-12, 2019

Cecilia Meighan, RSM Institute of Law and Religious Life
Misericordia University

This year's program examines in-depth the civil and canon law implications of the vows, including the relationships created by the vows. This program will enable you to: Gain a new perspective on the role and responsibilities of leadership; interact with those who share similar responsibilities and challenges; discover alternative solutions to problems; create a network of peers; and, refresh yourself in a restful, relaxed and pleasant environment, with opportunities to participate in recreational and cultural activities.

Site: Dallas, Pennsylvania
Registration: $915
https://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=960

 

June 7-9, 2019

Peter and Paul: How Can Unity Grow in Diversity?
Christ the King Priory

Saint Peter and Saint Paul are the key figures of the early church. However, their origin, life story, and character could not have been more different. How was it that they were able to let both unity and diversity grow in the Church? As in this day and age both unity and diversity are under threat, we can take them as role models for our lives.

Site: Schuyler, Nebraska
Registration: $205.77 (includes program fee, meals and taxes)
https://christthekingpriory.com/retreats-schedule/2019/6/7/peter-and-paul-how-can-unity-grow-in-diversity-fr-mauritius-wilde-osb-phd-

 

June 7-9, 2019

Power & Purpose
Steubenville Conferences

As children of God, we are called to live in the peace, joy, and love of the Holy Trinity. Yet many of us struggle to feel God’s presence in our lives. We remain stuck in old patterns of behavior or ways of thinking that leave us feeling lonely, anxious and even hopeless. The good news is that we can be free! The Holy Spirit can lift us out of despair and give us a renewed sense of purpose. The Power and Purpose Conference will introduce you to and draw you deeper into relationship with the Holy Spirit and empower you to live in freedom and joy.

Site: Steubenville, Ohio
Registration: $171
Registration: Priests willing to hear confessions will receive free registration
https://steubenvilleconferences.com/events/ppc/

 

June 7 – July 5,
2019

Reframing Retirement for Mission
Catholic Theological Union

We invite to join us in a month-long mini-sabbatical in Chicago for men and women religious and diocesan priests who are discerning and/or transitioning into retirement. Reframing Retirement for Mission will include three weeks of speakers, one to one spiritual direction, daily prayer and mass along with other recreational activities. The final week will consist of a directed retreat. This program intends to assist the participants in making the difficult transition from a fully active ministry to retirement, with a special focus on recognizing and living their retirement years as a fruitful period of life with possibilities for personal growth as well as new opportunities for engaging in ministry.

Site: CTU campus, Chicago, Illinois
Registration: $3,500 (all-inclusive)
https://ctu.edu/summeratctu/reframing-retirement/

 

June 9-12, 2019

Prophetic Communities, Contemplation, and the Common Good
Annual Summer Seminar
Saint Mary's College

Take time for an intellectual retreat on the beautiful campus of Saint Mary’s College! Through illuminative lectures and question and answer time, keynote seminar speaker Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, will describe characteristics of prophetic communities and the role of contemplation calling us toward the common good. Additional speakers Meghan J. Clark and Nichole M. Flores will provide theological context for the common good and practical illustrations of prophetic communities today. Seminar participants will also enjoy meals and fellowship together, Eucharistic liturgies, and optional evening activities to nurture mind, body, and spirit. Books written by the speakers will be made available for purchase on-site.

Site: Notre Dame, Indiana
Registration: $425
https://www.saintmarys.edu/spiritual-life/center-for-spirituality/summer-seminar

 

June 10-13, 2019

Legal Education 2019
Canadian Religious Conference

Legal Education for leadership of religious institutes and their lay collaborators. An updated program offering instruction in the contemporary context on the main aspects of canon law and certain aspects of civil law affecting consecrated life. 2019 is the third year of the three-year cycle. The program will also be offered online.

Site: Université Saint-Paul, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Registration: $600
https://www.crc-canada.org/en/activite/legal-education-2019/

 

June 10-14, 2019

Summer at CTU: Week One
Catholic Theological Union

Week One: June 10-14, 2019
Week Two: June 17-21, 2019
Week Three: June 24-28, 2019

We invite you to take courses or workshops from CTU’s renowned faculty, visiting professors and facilitators. Attend daily mass, participate in formation activities or spend time reflecting in our meditation chapel. Our panel discussions and public lectures will address current issues in theology and ministry and plant the seeds of renewal. Enjoy walks or bike rides by Lake Michigan, take in the restaurants and social life of Hyde Park, or sit in the atrium and experience the wisdom of others while you share your own. Unless otherwise noted, all Summer Institute courses are offered for 1.5 credit hours. Academic credit is available for current, new, and visiting students. Those auditing classes or who seek continuing education credits (CEUs) are welcome.

Site: CTU Campus, Chicago, Illinois
Registration: $50 registration fee, $400 audit fee per course; $250 workshop fee; $60 rooming per night; $25 parking per week
https://ctu.edu/summeratctu/#1543523689902-e482111e-62f2

 

June 11-13, 2019

56th Annual Reverend Joseph A. Fitzmyer, SJ – Institute on Sacred Scripture at Georgetown University
Georgetown University

Biblical topics from both the Old and New Testaments will be the subject of presentations by a distinguished faculty of biblical scholars.  Lectures and discussions will enable the participants to increase their understanding of the Bible and its continued relevance to modern life. Institute sessions will meet from 9:00 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 9:00 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. on Thursday. Four major presentations are scheduled for each day, with opportunity for questions and discussion following each lecture. In addition all faculty will participate in a panel discussion that will close the afternoon sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: $350
http://faculty.georgetown.edu/mitchela/guiss/

 

June 14-16, 2019
Save the Date

 

ASM 2019 Annual Meeting
American Society of Missiology

Lifestyles of the Rich and Faithful: Stewardship, Simplicity and Mission. As we come to grips with the economic and cultural consequences of globalization, where the gap between the rich and the poor has only widened (and not in a disconnected kind of way along racial and cultural lines) it feels timely once again to mine the depths of the rich biblical theme of stewardship. The truth that all peoples and all cultures are equal in the eyes of God has gained more overt affirmation than ever before, as the world has entered the postcolonial era. This has resulted in an earnest desire for authentic friendships and genuine partnerships as a way to define and practice intercultural mission. However, in order to achieve genuine equality in friendships and ministry partnerships across cultures, power dynamics, wealth and poverty, personal lifestyles, authority structures, etc. are issues to which we must attend. Otherwise, the missionary community-host church relationship falls to default colonial patterns of inequality that do not reflect the kingdom of God. Stewardship is a valuable underlying biblical theme that can aid in dealing with this range of issues. 

Site: South Bend, Indiana
Registration: $175
https://www.asmweb.org/annual-meeting

 

June 14-20, 2019

Elder Religious and Diocesan Priests Workshop
Misericordia University

This workshop provides information that specializes in practical applications and solutions and a strong support-networking system across the spiritual, psychological, medical, pastoral, and practical aspects of caring and administering to the elders in our religious congregations and dioceses. The program includes: Mini sabbatical for priests, brothers, and sisters; faculty specifically chosen for their expertise and ability to relate to this focused group; integrates the spiritual, psychological, medical, pastoral, and practical issues concerning the aged; and, opens channels linking you into a strong support and networking system

Site: Dallas, Pennsylvania
Registration: $910
https://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=961

 

June 16-21, 2019

Traveling the Road to Joy with Thomas Merton and Friends
Maryknoll Mission Institute

"Rejoice always!" (1 Thes.5:16) How do we do so? What is joy? How do we find joy? What are the obstacles to joy in our lives? What does the practice of joy entail? Guided by mystic and prophet, Thomas Merton, we will explore signposts on the road to joy, including the joy of being human, the joy of friendship, mercy, mission, and the joy of becoming ONE. We will draw on the wisdom of writers that Merton counted among his friends, including the Dalai Lama, Abraham Heschel, Julian of Norwich, Thich Nhat Hanh and Rainer Maria Rilke.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $60 deposit; $200 tuition; $60 room/board per night
https://www.maryknollsisters.org/mission-institute/missioninstitute/

 

June 17-19, 2019

Castelot Summer Scripture
Archdiocese of Detroit

The Summer Scripture event is pretty simple. It is not like school, but rather set in the context of prayer – morning and evening prayer, afternoon Eucharist. It is meant for ordinary people who have a love of scripture and a thirst for deeper understanding. Why don’t you join us to spend some time with the Good Book this summer?

Site: Lake Orion, Michigan
Registration: $390
http://castelotscripture.com/

 

June 17-20, 2019

Liturgy Week: Liturgy and the Domestic Church
McGrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame

Liturgy Week is a 4-day conference providing continuing education for Catholic leaders in the area of liturgical and sacramental formation. The conference includes keynote addresses by bishops, academics and theologians, and nationally-renowned experts in liturgical and sacramental education.

Site: Notre Dame, Indiana
Registration: $275
https://mcgrath.nd.edu/conferences/summer-institute/liturgy-week/

 

June 17-21, 2019

Summer at CTU: Week Two
Catholic Theological Union

Week One: June 10-14, 2019
Week Two: June 17-21, 2019
Week Three: June 24-28, 2019

We invite you to take courses or workshops from CTU’s renowned faculty, visiting professors and facilitators. Attend daily mass, participate in formation activities or spend time reflecting in our meditation chapel. Our panel discussions and public lectures will address current issues in theology and ministry and plant the seeds of renewal. Enjoy walks or bike rides by Lake Michigan, take in the restaurants and social life of Hyde Park, or sit in the atrium and experience the wisdom of others while you share your own. Unless otherwise noted, all Summer Institute courses are offered for 1.5 credit hours. Academic credit is available for current, new, and visiting students. Those auditing classes or who seek continuing education credits (CEUs) are welcome.

Site: CTU Campus, Chicago, Illinois
Registration: $50 registration fee, $400 audit fee per course; $250 workshop fee; $60 rooming per night; $25 parking per week

https://ctu.edu/summeratctu/#1543526879372-f0404ac4-2b7e

 

June 17-22, 2019

Evolutionary Faith
Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center

The story of evolution belongs to no one person, group, or specialization; it belongs to all of us who participate in it. It needs all our collective wisdom and, above all, the creative dialog that can ensue from that enterprise. In this retreat, we will explore and weave together insights from various disciplines including anthropology, theology, and Scripture. Through input, reflection and dialogue, we will review and discern some of the major challenges for living our faith differently in the 21st century. Begins Monday with supper at 6pm and concludes Saturday with lunch at noon.

Site: Westfield, Massachusetts
Registration: $645 (includes meals and private room)

https://www.genesisspiritualcenter.org/retreats-programs/calendar/evolutionary-faith/

 

June 18-21, 2019

2019 Catholic Media Conference
Catholic Press Association of the United States & Canada

Join fellow Catholic communicators as we make the annual pilgrimage to re-connect, update skills and refresh knowledge with those who share in the goal of communicating The Good News. The conference is scheduled over a three day period, with more than 25 sessions covering issues relevant to many aspects of developing, managing and producing all forms of communications, and the business side that makes it all happen.

Site: St. Petersburg, Florida
Member Registration: $480
Nonmember Registration: $580
https://www.catholicpress.org/page/2019CMC

 

June 23-28, 2019

Summer Scripture Conference 2019
University of Saint Mary of the Lake

Theme: According to the Scriptures: The Relationship between Old and New Testaments. For this year’s theme, the presenters will be addressing how the Old Testament and New Testament inter-relate. How did Jewish scholars understand the Scriptures prior to the coming of Jesus Christ? How did Jesus refer to and understand the Scriptures in the same way? How did he reveal a new understanding? The Conference has always mirrored Genesis in that a speaker begins in the evening, then finishes their lectures in the morning. Later in the evening is considered a favorite aspect of the Conference with Evening Prayer followed by the Social where Scripture scholars and attendees mix and mingle to discuss and share all things Scripture and the faith.

Site: Mundelein, Illinois
Registration: $875 (includes overnight accommodations)
https://usml.edu/event/summer-scripture-2017/

 

June 23-28, 2019

Mission Inter Gentes: An Egalitarian Missiology for the 21st Century
Maryknoll Mission Institute

Ever since Pope Paul VI challenged us to be open to being evangelized by those we seek to evangelize, mission has become a highly collaborative endeavor. Gospel empowerment rather than conversion is the primary goal. We will explore the ensuing theological and practical implications.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $60 deposit; $200 tuition; $60 room/board per night
https://www.maryknollsisters.org/mission-institute/missioninstitute/

 

June 24-26, 2019

Mystic and Mystagogue: Preaching as Spiritual Leadership
John S. Marten Program for Homiletics and Liturgics, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame

A Catholic preacher is to be a shepherd and a spiritual leader. The key question in preaching is: how do we lead our people deeper into an encounter with the living God? In this conference, we will look to our roots in the Catholic spiritual tradition as a source for deepening our preaching. Together we will discuss what makes preaching thrive: how can a preacher flourish as a spiritual leader? How can we lead others into committed discipleship through preaching?

Site: Notre Dame Conference Center, Notre Dame, Indiana
Registration: $300
https://theology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/initiatives/marten-program/conferences-lectures/2019-conference/

 

June 24-27, 2019

2019 AUSCP Assembly
Association of U.S. Catholic Priests

God's Priestly People: The Baptized and the Ordained. Keynote speakers include Cardinal Blase Cupick, Archdiocese of Chicago; Richard Gaillardetz, Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, Boston College; and Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ, Executive Director, Catholic charities of Rio Grande Valley. A retreat led by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO of Canada's Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, is also on the agenda.

Site: St. Louis, Missouri
Registration: $495
http://www.uscatholicpriests.org/

 

June 24-28, 2019

2019 Washington Island Forum
Wisconsin Council of Churches

Are you a lay leader or pastor who seeks to ground your commitment to justice in a deeper spirituality, and connect with the message of the scriptures in a more profound way? Are you looking for an educational opportunity that allows plenty of room to breathe, reflect, and integrate what you’ve learned? The Washington Island Forum experience is what you’re looking for. The Forum is cosponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Churches and The Christian Century magazine. Enjoy worship, workshops, discussion, and contemplation in an ecumenical retreat setting on Washington Island, just six miles off the tip of Door County Wisconsin. The week begins on Monday afternoon with a welcome and opening picnic at Trinity Lutheran Church. Tuesday through Thursday, ground yourself in morning prayer, then attend presentations by our speaker at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center. In the afternoon, choose optional discussions or island recreation. Friday begins with a Eucharist, features a final presentation, and concludes by noon.

Site: Washington Island, Wisconsin
Registration: $299
https://www.wichurches.org/calendar/event-list/2019-washington-island-forum/

 

June 24-28, 2019

Summer at CTU: Week Three
Catholic Theological Union

Week One: June 10-14, 2019
Week Two: June 17-21, 2019
Week Three: June 24-28, 2019

We invite you to take courses or workshops from CTU’s renowned faculty, visiting professors and facilitators. Attend daily mass, participate in formation activities or spend time reflecting in our meditation chapel. Our panel discussions and public lectures will address current issues in theology and ministry and plant the seeds of renewal. Enjoy walks or bike rides by Lake Michigan, take in the restaurants and social life of Hyde Park, or sit in the atrium and experience the wisdom of others while you share your own. Unless otherwise noted, all Summer Institute courses are offered for 1.5 credit hours. Academic credit is available for current, new, and visiting students. Those auditing classes or who seek continuing education credits (CEUs) are welcome.

Site: CTU Campus, Chicago, Illinois
Registration: $50 registration fee, $400 audit fee per course; $250 workshop fee; $60 rooming per night; $25 parking per week

https://ctu.edu/summeratctu/#1543606442085-2584a9cd-0d5f

 

June 27-30, 2019

General Meeting of the ITMS
International Thomas Merton Society

O, Peace, Bless this Mad Place. On the schedule for the General Meeting will be a variety of workshops, time for guided prayer, and special presentations. There are numerous concurrent Sessions to choose from. Please see the website for details on those. Plenary speakers include Rose Marie Berger, Robert Ellsberg, Ron Hansen, and Richard Rodriguez.

Site: Santa Clara, California
Registration: Member $350 / Nonmember $400
http://www.merton.org/2019/default.aspx

 

June 28, 2019

Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose
Dynamic Catholic

Are you thriving or just surviving? Do you want more energy? A deeper sense of purpose? Join us for Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose, presented by internationally acclaimed speaker Matthew Kelly. It’s not your typical church event. With his signature combination of the profound and the practical—and witty sense of humor—Matthew Kelly introduces you to new habits that will re-energize every area of your life, and inspires you to start living with passion and purpose.

Site: St. Helena Church, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Registration: $39
https://dynamiccatholic.com/passion-and-purpose-live-blue-bell-pa-jun-28-2019/

 

June 28-29, 2019

Seeking God Together
Christ the King Priory

Spiritual formation is part of life, for monastics, married couples, parents, children, and members of faith communities. But formation is difficult and demands that we be accountable to others. Kathleen Norris will bring stories of her own formation, as well as those of monastics, and invite participants to bring their stories to share. Her presentations will be at once intimate and historical, rich in poetry and meditations, brimming with exasperation and reverence, deeply grounded in both nature and spirit, sometimes funny, often provocative and always important.

Site: Schuyler, Nebraska
Registration: $205.77 (includes program fee, meals and taxes)
https://christthekingpriory.com/retreats-schedule/2019/6/28/seeking-god-together-kathleen-norris

 

June 29, 2019

Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose
Dynamic Catholic

Are you thriving or just surviving? Do you want more energy? A deeper sense of purpose? Join us for Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose, presented by internationally acclaimed speaker Matthew Kelly. It’s not your typical church event. With his signature combination of the profound and the practical—and witty sense of humor—Matthew Kelly introduces you to new habits that will re-energize every area of your life, and inspires you to start living with passion and purpose.

Site: St. Ephrem Catholic Church, Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Registration: $39
https://dynamiccatholic.com/passion-and-purpose-live-bensalem-pa-jun-29-2019

 

 Return to top

July 2019     Return to top

   

July 2-3, 2019

National Gathering on Christian Initiation
Liturgy Training Publications

Join us for the 2019 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ on July 2–3 at the Loyola University Chicago Lakeshore Campus, located in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. A conference for parish leaders, initiation ministers, and regional or diocesan trainers, the National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ explores the theoretical and practical aspects of initiation ministry. Through interactive sessions, meetings, and prayer opportunities, participants will understand more deeply that the vision of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the vision of the parish as a community of disciples.

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: $250
http://ngci.org/home/index

 

July 2-6, 2019

Archbishop James Patterson Lyke Conference & Rivers Music Institute
Lyke Conference

Theme: Every Knee Shall Bend: Reconciliation Black and Catholic
Meeting the liturgical needs of the Black Catholic community. Provides a culturally rich atmosphere encompassing music, art, ritual, along with other activities and experiences that will inspire and enable participants to enrich worship services in their own parishes.

Site: National Harbor, Maryland
Registration: $175 Conference; $175 Institute; $250 both
http://www.lykeconference.com/

 

July 7-12, 2019

Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality
Maryknoll Mission Institute

One of the most cherished images in the Celtic world is the memory of John the Beloved leaning against Jesus at the Last Supper. It was said that he therefore heard the heartbeat of God. He became a symbol of the practice of listening, listening for the beat of the Sacred deep within ourselves, within one another and within the body of the earth. This is the Christianity that emerged in the Celtic world in the earliest centuries. And it is a stream of Christian wisdom that is flowing again. It moves us to be aware of the Sacred at the heart of every moment and it calls us back into true relationship with the earth, with one another and with what is deepest in ourselves, all made of God.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $60 deposit; $200 tuition; $60 room/board per night
https://www.maryknollsisters.org/mission-institute/missioninstitute/

 

July 7-12, 2019

Summer Institute 2019
San Alfonso Retreat House

People in ministry are often so busy meeting the needs of those around them that they fail to care for themselves. This workshop is an opportunity to renew and deepen our self-care skills so that our ministry can be fruitful and life-giving to ourselves as well as others. We will discuss signs and sources of depletion in ministry and its impact on our physical and emotional health. Participants will be invited to examine the current challenges in self-care. And will be offered a series of practical tools for healthy stress management, deepening self care, healthy boundary setting, and increasing joy in everyday life.

Site: Long Branch, New Jersey
Registration: $695 stipend
https://www.sanalfonsoretreats.org/67

 

July 9-24, 2019
 

NRVC 2019 Summer Institute
National Religious Vocation Conference

July 9-13: Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors
July 15-16: Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry
July 18-20: Behavioral Assessment 1
July 18-20: Due Diligence in Vocation Ministry (for those involved in vocation ministry for four years or more)
July 22-24: Communication Skills to Promote Vocations

The NRVC will offer five workshops in Chicago July 9-24. The following courses will be offered, all of them on the campus of the Catholic Theological Union in the dynamic lakeside neighborhood of Hyde Park. Registration for Summer Institute will open in February.

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: See website for course fees
https://nrvc.net/publication/5311/article/18363-2019-summer-institute

 

July 11-14, 2019

New Listing
17th Annual Education Law Symposium
National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and Center for Catholic Education at Loyola Marymount University

This nationally recognized symposium offers dynamic presentations on the law as it applies to Catholic education and ministry. This is geared toward all levels of Catholic school administration: from diocesan superintendents to emerging leaders at the school site. This year, a full complement of experts in the field will present on a variety of topics, including: social media, cyber security, immigration law, canon law as it impacts education ministries, crisis management, accommodating students with disabilities, personnel legal issues, and relevant updates on school law. The symposium's speakers represent an outstanding group of school law experts with a wide variety of knowledge and experience.

Site: Louisville, Kentucky
Registration: $650
https://soe.lmu.edu/centers/cce/events/educationlawsymposium/

 

July 13, 2019

Body Awareness and Mind-Body Medicine
Christ the King Priory

This workshop presents the latest research on how mind, body and spirit are integrated. We are literally catching up to Jesus and what many people have always intuitively known that breath is Spirit and body is Temple. This workshop will offer techniques which introduce the peace and calm of the spiritual life into our busy and stress filled lives. Learning the skills of self-care we can more energetically go out and serve others and God. Participants will learn and practice mindful breathing, use of the imagination, self-affirmations, written dialogues, genograms and imagery.

Site: Schuyler, Nebraska
Registration: $40.76 (includes program fee, meal and taxes)
https://christthekingpriory.com/retreats-schedule/2019/7/13/body-awareness-and-mind-body-medicine-patrick-powers-mdiv-ma

 

July 14-19, 2019

Summer Bible Institute
Rock Hill Oratory

The Summer Bible Institute is an annual opportunity to come together to study and reflect on the Scriptures. Two program tracks are offered: New Testament (mornings) and Old Testament (evenings). We will experience armchair pilgrimages in the footsteps of Jesus, Mary, Peter and Paul. With a sacramental understanding of pilgrimage, we can realize how to experience every place as sacred and all of life as pilgrimage. The week will look at, and pose some questions about, things like clothing, trees, water, animals and children – things we might overlook but have a meaningful place in our understanding of the Bible. Presenters are Stephen Binz and Alice Camille.

Site: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Registration: $175 tuition both courses; $90 tuition single course; $250 room and board
https://web.rockhilloratory.net/wp/events/summer-bible-institute/

 

July 14-19, 2019

Teilhard and Struggle: Drawn to the Road of Fire
Maryknoll Mission Institute

While on retreat in 1919, Teilhard experienced a transfiguration-like vision that he shares in his essay, The Spiritual Power of Matter. During this vision, Teilhard is moved to commit himself to a life of struggle in every aspect without yet knowing what these struggles might be. In this program, we will consider the many ways Teilhard is confronted with struggle—as a scientist, as a believer, as a lover, as a Jesuit, as a mystic, and as a faithful member of the Church. Together we will explore some of the more significant examples, notice Teilhard's responses and share our experiences in order to learn better ways of dealing with the struggles that we face in our lives and in our world today.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $60 deposit; $200 tuition; $60 room/board per night
https://www.maryknollsisters.org/mission-institute/missioninstitute/

 

July 15-18, 2019

Annual RBC Assembly
Religious Brothers Conference

The Religious Brothers Conference (RBC) gives visibility to the special charism and vocation of the religious Brother. The 49th annual gathering is an opportunity to congregate in support of one another. Events include morning and evening prayers, presentations by relevant speakers, a bus trip along the River Walk, small and large group discussions and the Annual Banquet.

Site: San Antonio, Texas
Registration: $675 (includes room, meals, snacks, beverages and banquet)

http://www.todaysbrother.com

 

July 15-18, 2019

St. John Bosco Conference
Steubenville Conferences

Good catechists never stop learning and growing but finding a way to both sharpen the mind and renew the heart can be difficult, especially with all the demands on your time. This is why the St. John Bosco Conference provides not only instruction and inspiration from nationally recognized leaders in catechetical ministry, but also times of deep and powerful prayer. Join hundreds of other catechists and evangelizers this summer to gain tools to be a better minister and leave with a new zeal for the ministry to which God has called you.

Site: Steubenville, Ohio
Registration: $301 / Priest Registration Rate: Free
https://steubenvilleconferences.com/events/sjb/

 

July 16-19, 2019

NPM 42nd Annual Convention
National Association of Pastoral Musicians

Theme: That You May Be Healed. The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) is an organization for anyone who recognizes and supports the value of musical liturgy. We are choir directors, organists, guitarists, pianists, instrumentalists of all kinds, priests, cantors, and pastoral liturgists. If you are already a member of NPM, you know the importance of the Association for advancing the musical and liturgical life of the Church in the United States. If you are not currently a member or have never participated in an NPM event, we extend to you a warm invitation to join us in "fostering the art of musical liturgy."

Site: Raleigh, North Carolina
Registration Member: $315 by June 14; $355 after
Registration Nonmember: $425 by June 14; $465 after
https://npm.org/featured-content/42nd-annual-convention/

 

July 17-21, 2019

2019 Annual Tekakwitha Conference
Tekakwitha Conference

The Tekakwitha Conference is a religious non-profit organization that advocates for evangelization among the Indigenous Catholics of North America and for all who desire to walk humbly with God. We invite you to learn more about our organization, named in honor of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha - the first Indigenous woman of North America to be canonized. Our Annual Tekakwitha Conference, a gathering of All Nations, is dedicated to her.

Site: Sharonville, Ohio
Registration Member: $135 / Senior (55 yrs and over) $110
Registration Nonmember: $175 / Senior (55 yrs and over) $150
https://tekconf.org/conferences

 

July 18-21, 2019

2019 Theological Institute: The Long Struggle to Desegregate Catholic America
Manna House of Prayer

The 2019 Institute will deal directly with the reality of racism. We will explore how white people have learned to rationalize ourselves into being nonracist while actually being racist. We also hope to expose the evil within and among us and begin to expunge it from our language, attitudes and cultural mores. Because racism is an evil with which we subtly cooperate we will weave into our days with Dr. Williams discerning processes through which we might begin to invite God to change us into the inclusive Christian body we are meant to be.

Site: Concordia, Kansas
Registration: $325
https://mannahouse.org/event-registration-2/?ee=82

 

July 21-26, 2019

RSM Institute on Sacred Scripture
Misericordia University

Theme: The Joy of Scripture!
A week of inspiring and thought-provoking scripture study at a location of quiet beauty and seclusion for meditation and respite, with many recreational activities on campus or nearby. The Dr. Marie Noel Keller, RSM Institute on Sacred Scripture relates to those of all educational backgrounds with the simplicity and elegance of the Scriptures themselves. New this year! Two tracks for your convenience. Attend one or both: July 21-23 and/or July 23-26

Site: Dallas, Pennsylvania
Registration: $750
https://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=962

 

July 21-26, 2019

The Sacred Heart of the Cosmos: Mission Spirit in Modern Time
Maryknoll Mission Institute

During this program we will be led on a mission journey of the heart with artwork of Bro. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, MFA created in Guatemala, Kenya, India and Camden, New Jersey. Bro. Mickey's images of the Cosmic Heart of Christ reflect the works of diverse figures from Hildegard of Bingen and Vincent van Gogh to Pope Francis, Merton, and Teilhard. Bro. Mickey not only shares his art work but the interesting stories behind the art pieces. Hands-on creative activity will be included through the creation of a cosmic mandala.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $60 deposit; $200 tuition; $60 room/board per night
https://www.maryknollsisters.org/mission-institute/missioninstitute/

 

July 22-24, 2019

ETC (Evangelical Training Camp) 2019
The Evangelical Catholic

We equip local Catholic ministries for contagious evangelization that changes lives, unites communities, and invigorates ministries. Priests, local pastoral leaders, parishioners, and students learn to lead evangelistic ministries and successfully implement proven strategic outreach methods. Dynamic speakers inspire and compel ministry leaders to drive an effective, sustainable movement of evangelization for the sake of Jesus and his kingdom on earth.

Site: Notre Dame, Indiana
Registration: $265

https://etc.evangelicalcatholic.org/

 

July 24-26, 2019

Applied Biblical Studies
Steubenville Conferences

Scripture deepens our faith and strengthens our hearts but reading the Bible in a way that fosters transformation can be difficult, since comprehending it can be challenging and frustrating. This is why at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference, you receive teaching and instruction from a team of world-renowned Scripture scholars and authors who make understanding Scripture easier for both those new to the Bible and those who have been studying it for years. This training, coupled with powerful prayer, will not only enlighten your mind but renew your heart. The Applied Biblical Studies Conference will make the Bible come alive for you and help you integrate it more completely into your life.

Site: Steubenville, Ohio
Registration: $71; Priests willing to hear confessions will be given free registration
https://steubenvilleconferences.com/events/abs/

 

July 24-27, 2019

20th Annual ACCCRUS Convention
African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States

This year ACCCRUS celebrates 20 years of National Convention Workshops. The theme is "Sharing Our Story: The Contributions of African Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States."

Site: Atlanta, Georgia
Registration: $100
http://acccrus.org/index.php/2014-08-13-03-31-53/twentieth-convention-2019/online-registration-payment-2019

 

July 25-28, 2019
 

Social Action Summer Institute
Roundtable/Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors

Two Feet, One Voice: Building a Home for All is the theme for the 2019 Social Action Summer Institute (SASI) that will be held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT from July 25 - 28, 2019. SASI 2019’s theme reflects this year’s emphasis on giving voice and fostering systemic change for people experiencing homelessness or statelessness. Presentations and workshops include basic and best uses of social enterprise, climate change and its impacts on homelessness and statelessness, public speaking skills, organizing for affordable housing, Parish Social Ministry, working with people who have experienced trauma, building strong employment opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and much more!

Site: Salt Lake City, Utah
Registration: $485 (includes fees, accommodations, meals)
https://catholicroundtable.org/#https://www.catholicroundtable.org/events/social-action-summer-institute-sasi

 

July 26-28, 2019

Defending the Faith
Steubenville Conferences

When our hearts desire to share the faith but we struggle to find the words, we can easily become timid, fearful, and frustrated; but God wants to give us bold and confident hearts that are moved by love to go forth with joy and share Jesus and the truth of the Church. The Defending the Faith Conference has sent forth tens of thousands of Catholics who have gone back to their families, parishes, and places of work with great zeal and love to share the truth and spread Christ’s love. Come and be empowered and equipped to fulfill your desires to lead others in faith.

Site: Steubenville, Ohio
Registration: $171; Priests willing to hear confessions will be given free registration
https://steubenvilleconferences.com/events/dfc/

 

July 27-30, 2019

82nd International Meeting Catholic Biblical Association of America
Catholic Biblical Association of America

Site: North Canton, Ohio
Registration: Open to Full and Associate Members only
https://www.catholicbiblical.org/meetings/82nd-international-meeting

 

July 28-30, 2019
 

2019 Conference National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers
National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers

Theme: The Future Starts with the Family. In response to God’s word revealed through all generations and impelled by our belief in the intrinsic sacredness of family life, the members of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers gather to be a prophetic voice for family in Church and society, to foster professional development, and to provide mutual support for those who minister with families. This year's presenters include Archbishop Samuel Aquila, Lisa Cotter, Dennis Stoice, Fr. Sean Kilcawley, and Katie Prjean McGrady.

Site: Denver, Colorado
Registration: Member $375 / Nonmember $475
http://nacflm.org/nacflm-conference-2019/

 

July 29 – August 1, 2019

8th Annual Conference for Priests: Evangelizing Your Parish
The Thomistic Institute

Each summer, the Thomistic Institute holds a conference for priests. The goal of the conference is to give ongoing formation for those engaged in ordained ministry, as well as an opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of brother priests from across the country. Participants attend talks and take part in breakout sessions on pastoral issues, designed to give them the spiritual and intellectual tools to help them be the love of Christ to those in their care.

Site: Providence, Rhode Island
Registration: $250
https://thomisticinstitute.org/events/conference-for-priests-2019

 

 Return to top

August 2019     Return to top

   

August 12-15, 2019

Encore Priests: Pre-Retirement Workshop for Priests
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

This same workshop is also being presented on December 2-5, 2019.

This workshop is designed for priests in their 60s or approaching retirement. Encore Priests prepares priests for their transition into retirement. Of course, priests never fully retire. By the very nature of the sacrament of Holy Orders, priests always have some form of priestly ministry. But how can a mature priest transition into a retirement that is meaningful and vital? If you're a priest nearing retirement age, this workshop is designed to help you: plan for the transition into retirement; make your retirement meaningful and purposeful; discover your strengths and your likely challenges, and how to best engage both; discover the 15 spiritual growth factors that can transform retirement into an energizing time of personal and spiritual development; and, learn the steps to make the most of your retirement.

Site: Saint Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $650 (includes program, materials, accommodations and meals)

http://saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/encore-priests/pre-retirement-preparation/

 

 Return to top

September 2019     Return to top

   

September 6-8, 2019

12th Annual CALL Conference
Catholic Association of Latino Leaders

The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL) will host its 12th annual national conference in Los Angeles on September 6-8, 2019. In honor of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation To Young People and the 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, the theme for this year’s gathering is “Young People and Faith in Christ.” The Conference will be complemented by the CALL Los Angeles Chapter’s 8th Annual Angel Awards Gala taking place on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The gala will celebrate and honor Catholic leadership in the sectors of business, religious, philanthropic and an emerging young leader.

Site: Los Angeles, California
Conference Registration: Member $275 / Nonmember $355
Gala Registration (additional): $325
https://call-usa.org/national-conference

 

September 7, 2019

New Listing
Find Your Greatness (Indiana)
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? At the Find Your Greatness Event learn the habits for a great life!

Site: St. Roch Catholic Church, Indianapolis, Indiana
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-indianapolis-in-sep-7-2019/

 

September 13, 2019

New Listing
Find Your Greatness (New York state)
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? At the Find Your Greatness Event learn the habits for a great life!

Site: Church of St. Mary at Clinton Heights, Rensselaer, New York
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-rensselaer-ny-sep-13-2019/

 

September 14, 2019

New Listing
Find Your Greatness (Springfield, Massachusetts)
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? At the Find Your Greatness Event learn the habits for a great life!

Site: Holy Name Church, Springfield, Massachusetts
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-springfield-ma-sep-14-2019/

 

September 15, 2019

New Listing
Find Your Greatness (Hopedale, Massachusetts)
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? At the Find Your Greatness Event learn the habits for a great life!

Site: The Catholic Community of Sacred Heart, Hopedale, Massachusetts
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-hopedale-ma-sep-15-2019/

 

September 16-20, 2019

The Newly Appointed Pastor
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

This four-day workshop addresses the duties of pastors: teaching, sanctifying and governing. Effective pastoring requires skills in leading and managing, planning and communicating, organizing and stewarding. Understanding and implementing the practices necessary for working well with fellow clergy, staff and volunteers both within his own parish and larger circles of the Church are all key to pastoring successfully. This same workshop is also available on November 4-8, 2019.

Site: Saint Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $700 (includes program, materials, accommodations and meals)
http://saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/effective-pastoring-workshops/the-newly-appointed-pastor/

 

September 19-20, 2019

Catholics on Call Partner Conference
Catholics on Call

Every fall, Catholics on Call offers the Partner Conference. Campus ministers, vocation directors, volunteer directors, and anyone who ministers to young adults have the opportunity to come together to learn and discuss best practices for supporting young adult men and women in their vocational discernment.

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: Coming soon
http://www.catholicsoncall.org/partner-conference

 

September 26-28, 2019
Save the Date

Society for Catholic Liturgy 2019 Annual Conference
Society for Catholic Liturgy

Site: Providence, Rhode Island
Registration: tba
http://liturgysociety.org/annual-conference

 

September 26-29, 2019

2019 Catholic Answers Conference
Catholic Answers

All Catholics who want to know and defend the Faith need to learn about the time of the apostles and the Fathers, for it is in these ages that the Trinitarian, Christological, and Marian doctrines are defined, the structure and operation of Christ’s Church matures, and the form of Eucharistic worship takes shape.

To deepen your knowledge of this exciting time in Christian history, join the Catholic Answers apologists along with special guest speakers at our 2019 conference, The Early Church Was the Catholic Church.

Site: San Diego, California
Registration: $195 before July 1; $215 after
http://www.catholicanswersconference.com/

 

 Return to top

October 2019     Return to top

   

October 1-4, 2019
 

2019 RCRI National Conference
The Resource Center for Religious Institutes

At the national conference we have 35 to 40 separate sessions for attendees, covering a range of topics of interest to leadership, attorneys, and business office personnel. The four days of workshops and activities provide a unique opportunity to network with others who work in and for religious institutes and their sponsored ministries. Exhibitors from dozens of organizations attend each year to provide a chance for the attendees to meet with them, ask questions, and learn about the services, products, or expertise that the exhibitors can offer to religious institutes. Breaks are usually held in the exhibit hall to provide additional time for mingling and consulting.

Site: Dallas, Texas
Registration: Member $650 / Nonmember $900
https://www.trcri.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=794758

 

October 2-3, 2019

New Listing
Transitioning into the Third Act: A Priest's Preparing for and Entering into Retirement
St. Mary's Seminary & University

This two-day workshop discusses understanding healthy retirement, tools and strategies for a healthy retirement, the spirituality of ageing, and leaving a legacy.

Site: Baltimore, Maryland
Registration: $325 (includes room, meals and conference materials)
http://www.stmarys.edu/the-center-for-continuing-formation/clergy-programs/preparing-for-retirement/

 

October 4-6, 2019

47th Annual National Storytelling Festival
International Storytelling Center

This year's tellers include Donald Davis, Josh Goforth, Andy Offutt Irwin, Rev. Robert Jones, Bil Lepp, and more. Bio's can be found on the ICS website along with housing, special events, and travel information.

Site: Adult $160 / Senior $145
Registration: Jonesborough, Tennessee
https://www.storytellingcenter.net/

 

October 6-8, 2019

2019 NCDC Conference & Exposition
National Catholic Development Conference

The NCDC Conference and Exposition is the top conference for those in the ministry of fundraising. For half a century, we have gathered as a fundraising community to network, learn, share, play, and pray with our colleagues. Collectively, our attendees raise hundreds of millions of dollars annually to support Catholic missions. The NCDC conference is the top opportunity for these organizations and individuals to connect with one another in the context of fundraising as a ministry.

Site: Nashville, Tennessee
Registration: Coming soon
https://www.ncdc.org/annual-conference

 

October 6-9, 2019

57th Annual Conference Catholic Stewardship Council
International Catholic Stewardship Council

Hundreds of pastors, diocesan directors of stewardship and development, parish and school leaders, professional firms, Catholic associations and religious congregations from around the world come together each year for presentations, workshops, liturgies and major addresses. Timely topics by knowledgeable and experienced speakers fill a comprehensive program. Experts share practical information and experiences that have proven successful. Inspiring liturgies, annual award presentations, networking luncheons, engaging receptions and specialized exhibits supplement this worthwhile event.

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: Member $499 / Nonmember $1,199
http://catholicstewardship.com/events/icsc-annual-conference/

 

October 7, 2019
Save the Date

New Listing
16th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference
Migration Policy Institute, CLINIC, and Georgetown University Law Center

Site: Washington, DC
Registration: Coming soon
https://www.migrationpolicy.org/

 

October 8-23, 2019

New Listing
NRVC 2019 Fall Institute
National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC)

Every other year, NRVC sponsors the Fall Institute (Convocation is held during even years). This year, NRVC will offer four workshops at the beautiful Marillac Center in Leavenworth, KS, October 8-23. All programs begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. except for the Art of Accompaniment and Discernment which ends at noon on its final day.

The following courses will be offered this fall:
October 8-9: Behavioral Assessment 2 (Pre-requisite: Behavioral Assessment 1)
October 11-13: Behavioral Assessment 1
October 15-19: Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors
October 21-23: The Art of Accompaniment and Discernment

Site: Marillac Center, Leavenworth, Kansas
Registration: See website for individual course fees

https://nrvc.net/274/publication/4171/article/18611-2019-fall-institute

 

October 10-13, 2019

30th Annual Meeting of BCTS
Black Catholic Theological Symposium

Start with a tour and public lecture on Thursday, October 10th at the historic Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and end with 10am mass on Sunday, October 13th at St. Patrick Church.

Site: Charleston, South Carolina
Registration: Coming soon
http://bcts.org/

 

October 10-13, 2019

2019 Black Catholic Men's Conference
Bowman Francis Ministry

We are committed Black men, principally Catholic, who recognize our need for God’s help! We gather in Christ’s presence in an atmosphere of trust, equality and anonymity, to share personal feelings and experiences. We unconditionally accept one another and prayerfully support one another. We feel encouraged by the Holy Spirit to share with one another...Men to Men!

Site: Los Angeles, California
Registration: $150

https://www.bowmanfrancisministry.com/men_s_conference

 

October 11-12, 2019

New Listing
2019 Annual Catholic Social Workers' Nation Association Conference
Catholic Social Worker's National Association (CSWNA)

The 2019 Annual Catholic Social Workers' National Association Conference "Passionately Catholic Social Work" will be held at Franciscan University of Steubenville. 2019 Keynote Address: Dr. Gregory Popcak, Founder and Executive Director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute. Dr. Popcak is the author of almost 20 popular books & programs integrating solid Catholic theology and counseling psychology.

Site: Franciscan University campus, Steubenville, Ohio
Registration: Member $125 / Nonmember $190
https://cswna.weshareonline.org/2019AnnualConference

 

October 14-17, 2019

81st Annual Convention of CLSA
Canon Law Society of America

On November 12, 1939 in Washington, DC, a group of canonists established the Canon Law Society of America as a professional association dedicated to the promotion of both the study and application of canon law in the Catholic Church. Today, the Society’s membership includes over twelve hundred (1,200) men and women from thirty-five (35) countries. The Society remains active in the study and promotion of canonical and pastoral approaches to significant issues within the Latin and the Eastern Catholic Churches.

Site: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Registration: Coming in June
https://canonlawsocietyofamerica.org/future-conventions/

 

October 18, 2019

New Listing
Find Your Greatness (Louisiana)
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? At the Find Your Greatness Event learn the habits for a great life!

Site: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-baton-rouge-la-oct-18-2019/

 

October 19-20, 2019

Praying with The Saint John's Bible
Christ the King Priory

The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten bible, commissioned by a Benedictine monastery, in more than five hundred years. It is written on approximately 1,150 pages and includes one hundred sixty major illuminations. A copy of the large, seven-volume leather bound Heritage Edition, which is a fine art reproduction of The Saint John’s Bible, had been donated to St. Benedict Center and will be on perpetual display starting in 2019. On this weekend, you will get to know The Saint John’s Bible and receive help with practicing lectio divina with the text and visio divina with the stunning images.

Site: Schuyler, Nebraska
Registration: $138.76 (includes program fee, meals and taxes)
https://christthekingpriory.com/retreats-schedule/2019/10/19/praying-with-the-saint-johns-bible-brad-neary-fr-thomas-leitner-osb

 

October 24-27, 2019

2019 Religious Formation Conference Congress
Religious Formation Conference

Over 300 attendees are expected to participate in the 2019 Congress. Participants from every region of the U.S. – and even some international attendees – will descend upon Louisville for several days of connection and networking, dialogue and learning, prayer and Eucharist. The RFC Congress is a biennial national gathering that offers presentations and seminars that engage, educate, and strengthen formators in their ministry of formation. Topics touch on both initial and lifelong (ongoing) formation. Congress is ideal for formation and leadership personnel as well as partners and collaborators in religious formation.

Site: Louisville, Kentucky
Registration: Members $425 by September 15; $460 after / Nonmembers $525 by September 15; $560 after
https://rfccongress2019.com/

 

October 28-30, 2019

New Listing
Amazing Parish Conference
AmazingParish.org

The Amazing Parish Conference is a practical, one-of-a-kind experience for parish leaders. You’ll receive first-hand organizational health training from New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni. You’ll learn from dynamic and engaging presenters like Matt Maher, Chris Stefanick, Kevin Cotter, Sr. Regina Marie, and more. The conference experience is also an opportunity for personal and spiritual renewal with daily Mass, confession, and Eucharistic Adoration. Unlike other conferences, an Amazing Parish Conference is a workshop-style format so pastors and parish leadership team members can work side-by-side to learn what a real leadership team looks like, how it operates, and how it can best serve its parishioners. By the end of the conference, you’ll have a clear, practical vision of what leadership can look like at your parish and how to implement it once you get home.

Site: Anaheim, California
Registration: $1,750 per parish leadership team (3 to 5 members)
Website:
https://amazingparish.org
Conference:
http://www.cvent.com/events/the-amazing-parish-conference-anaheim-ca-october-28-30-2019/event-summary-89661d314ee546468214aea5e1cd9985.aspx

 

 Return to top

November 2019     Return to top

   

November 3-8, 2019

New Listing
New Pastors' Program
St. Mary's Seminary & University

This is a five-day workshop designed exclusively for new pastors and parish life coordinators. Workshop sessions include "The Pastor as a Person," "The Catholic Community and Pastoral Leadership," "The Pastor as Steward," "The Pastor as Administrator," and "The Pastor as Priest."

Site: Baltimore, Maryland
Registration: $975
http://www.stmarys.edu/the-center-for-continuing-formation/clergy-programs/new-pastors-program/

 

November 4-8, 2019

New Listing
The Newly Appointed Pastor
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

This four-day workshop addresses the duties of pastors: teaching, sanctifying and governing. Effective pastoring requires skills in leading and managing, planning and communicating, organizing and stewarding. Understanding and implementing the practices necessary for working well with fellow clergy, staff and volunteers both within his own parish and larger circles of the Church are all key to pastoring successfully.

Site: Saint Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $700 (includes program, materials, accommodations and meals)
http://saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/effective-pastoring-workshops/the-newly-appointed-pastor/

 

November 5-8, 2019

New Listing
42nd Annual National Conference on Faith-Based Service
Catholic Volunteer Network

Each fall, more than 150 staff members of faith-based volunteer programs, campus personnel, and other partners gather for the National Conference on Faith-Based Service. Hosted in a different location each year, the National Conference is an opportunity for those involved in faith-based service to come together to learn new skills, share their experience and expertise, and network with their colleagues.

Site: Cleveland, Ohio
Registration: Opening late summer
https://catholicvolunteernetwork.org/cvn-events/national-conference/national-conference-2019/

 

November 15-17, 2019

New Listing
St. Hildegard of Bingen & Julian of Norwich: Mystical Guides for the Spiritual Journey
Christ the King Priory

Learn from the lives and teachings of the great mystics St. Hildegard of Bingen and Julian of Norwich! The sessions consist of initial lecture, individual silent reading of selected texts from the saints, small-group discussion and big group sharing. The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated daily. Reconciliation will be available, as well as times of Eucharistic Adoration.

Site: Schuyler, Nebraska
Registration: $205.77 (includes program fee, meals and taxes)
https://christthekingpriory.com/retreats-schedule/2019/11/15/st-hildegard-o-bingenampjulian-o-norwich-mystical-guides-for-t-spiritual-journey-kris-mcgregor-and-discerning-hearts-team

 

November 23-26, 2019

New Listing
2019 AAR Annual Meeting
American Academy of Religion

The American Academy of Religion brings thousands of professors and students, authors and publishers, religious leaders and interested laypersons to its Annual Meeting each year. Co-hosted with the Society of Biblical Literature, the Annual Meetings are the largest events of the year in the fields of religious studies and theology. Some 10,000 people are expected for the 2019 Annual Meetings, where more than 1,000 academic sessions and additional meetings will be offered. Plan to join your friends and colleagues in beautiful San Diego, California for the 2019 Annual Meetings!

Site: San Diego, California
Member Registration: $230 by June 27; $280 by August 22; $330 by November 21; $380 onsite
Nonmember Registration: $400 by June 27; $450 by August 22; $500 by November 21; $550 onsite

https://www.aarweb.org/annual-meeting/2019-annual-meeting-nov-23-26

 

 Return to top

Books: New Publications & Audio-Visuals     Return to top


 

Recommended     Return to top
American Priest
The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh
Rev. Wilson D. Miscamble, CSC

Considered for many decades to be the most influential priest in America, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, played what many consider pivotal roles in higher education, the Catholic Church, and national and international affairs. American Priest examines his life and his many and varied engagements—from the university he led for thirty-five years to his associations with the Vatican and the White House—and evaluates the extent and importance of his legacy. Author and Notre Dame priest-professor Wilson D. Miscamble tracks how Hesburgh transformed Catholic higher education in the postwar era and explores how he became a much-celebrated voice in America at large. Yet, beyond the hagiography that often surrounds Hesburgh’s legacy lies another more complex and challenging story. What exactly were his contributions to higher learning; what was his involvement in the civil rights movement; and what was the nature of his role as advisor to popes and presidents?

ISBN: 978-1984823434, 464 pages, $28 hardcover, Publisher: Image Books
Amazon.com

 

The Catholic Gentleman
Living Authentic Manhood Today
Sam Guzman

What it means to be a man or a woman is questioned today like never before. While traditional gender roles have been eroding for decades, now the very categories of male and female are being discarded with reckless abandon. How does one act like a gentleman in such confusing times? The Catholic Gentleman is a solid and practical guide to virtuous manhood. It turns to the timeless wisdom of the Catholic Church to answer the important questions men are currently asking. In short, easy- to-read chapters, the author offers pithy insights on a variety of topics.

ISBN: 9781621640684, 177 pages, $16.95 softcover
Ignatius Press

 

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda
Baseball Stories you Haven't Heard (Yet)
Chris Williams

Baseball is a game of what-if’s. Could the 2016 Cleveland Indians have beaten the Chicago Cubs in the World Series? Would the 1919 Cincinnati Reds have beaten the Chicago White Sox, even if the fix wasn’t in? Should Dick Allen be elected to the Hall of Fame? Chris Williams writes with “detailed brevity” for “life-busy” fans. Between the covers of this volume Chris Williams gives us a collection of twelve cliché-free essays that range from the very early years of the 1900s to the end of the 2016 World Series. Topics covered include the mystery of a Cubs team stocked with All-Stars and future Hall of Famers that finished in dead last, why a Yankees club fell into the second division after winning a pennant, how a White Sox team of hitless wonders won the World Series, and the unusual cases of a rookie who hit .313 in his rookie season only to be back permanently in the minors the following year and the first (and probably last) “designated runner” in the major leagues.

ISBN: 978-0-87946-586-5, 108 pages, $10.95 softcover
Acta Publications

 

Enchanting the World
The Vision of 20th Century Catholic Authors
James and Evelyn Whitehead

Art and literature are in the business of enchantment. When we are enchanted, we are captivated by some part of life—whether it be the fragile charm of the week-old infant or the force of a waterfall that takes our breath away. Enchantment—like the vital energy of Eros—defies definition. Poetry more often finds the words for this phenomenon. This book opens a window into the rich writings of Catholic authors during the 20th century—including Evelyn Waugh, James Joyce, Flannery O'Connor, Graham Greene and others—who found the mesmerizing presence of God in an often disenchanted world.

ISBN: 9780824599065, 224 pages, $24.95 softcover
Crossroad Publishing

 

Enduring Wisdom for Today's Spiritual Seekers
154 Provocative Questions for Everyday Life
James J. Bacik

This book offers short, helpful, spiritual reflections by nationally-respected Toledo, Ohio, priest and pastor James Bacik, making it a great gift for young adults and others struggling with the deeper questions of life. Each of the 154 topics poses a significant question about daily life and offers insightful guidance from the Gospels.

ISBN: 978-0-87946-667-1, 260 pages, $14.95 softcover
Acta Publications

 

God Shed His Grace on Thee
Moving Remembrances of 50 American Catholics
Compiled by Carol DeChant

From sea to shining sea, Catholics have been an important part of the fabric of American life. Some of them were famous, some toiled in obscurity. They included musicians, military leaders, writers, elected officials, visual artists, poets, athletes, reporters, movie stars, and people who worked a lifetime for justice. A few were saints or heroes, most were ordinary people who lived extraordinary lives. Some worked directly for the church, most did not. This award-winning collection of fifty tributes forms a patchwork quilt of exceptional insight, historical context, and inspiring example. Those who gave these remembrances (not all Catholics themselves) were often as interesting as the people they praised:

ISBN: 978-087946-5537, 394 pages, $19.95 softcover
Acta Publications

 

Fifteen Spirituals That Will Change Your Life
Henry L. Carrigan, Jr.

This inspiring book is part memoir (Carrigan is both musician and music journalist), part tour of gospel music hits and artists, and part a quick history of forgotten parts of America. Music touches people’s hearts in deep and enduring ways that words often fail to do. We all remember the time and place where we first heard certain life-changing songs. Carrigan explores fifteen Gospel songs with enduring power: each chapter includes a brief history of the song, its setting, composer and lyrics, and illustrates its themes of comfort, healing, community, hope, and love. Includes spirituals from Amazing Grace and Precious Lord, Take My Hand to Steal Away to Jesus and I’ll Fly Away.

ISBN: 9781640600867, 128 pages, $16.99 softcover
Paraclete Press

 

Infiltration
The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within
Dr. Taylor Reed Marshall

It took nearly two millennia for the enemies of the Catholic Church to realize they could not successfully attack the Church from the outside. Indeed, countless nemeses from Nero to Napoleon succeeded only in creating sympathy and martyrs for our Catholic Faith. That all changed in the mid-19th century, when clandestine societies populated by Modernists and Marxists hatched a plan to subvert the Catholic Church from within. Their goal: to change Her doctrine, Her liturgy, and Her mission. In this captivating and carefully documented book, Dr. Taylor Marshall pulls back the curtain on their nefarious plan, showing how these enemies of Christ strategically infiltrated the seminaries, then the priesthood, then the episcopacy, and eventually the cardinal-electors – all with the eventual goal of electing one of their own as pope.

ISBN: 978-1-622828-463, 224 pages, $24.95 hardcover
Sophia Institute

 

Recommended     Return to top
Mass Matters
Reflections of a Parish Priest
William J. Bausch

For the next few decades, if not longer, the Church will be trying to recover from the economic and moral costs of the loss of numbers, the critical decline of priests and the global aftermath of the horrendous clergy sexual abuse scandal. The Church will survive but not in the way it previously existed. Those days are over. Clericalism, secrecy, the leadership and credibility of the bishops are all in the gristmill of change. The current crisis, the greatest since the 16th century Protestant Reformation, is forcing the widening of criteria for priesthood, a deeper appreciation of the baptismal gifts the laity and the reclaiming of the charisms of women. More and more Catholics, determined to reclaim their Church, are rallying for change. This book offers that change at its source: the Mass and its concomitant imperative of the formation of intentional Catholics. It insists on the need to make our communal source of unity and strength, the liturgy, as clean, focused and empowering as possible because the deep truth is that the people kneeling next to you will be your strongest allies in rebuilding a Church so badly in need of reform. So don’t be put off by this book’s initial lighthearted focus on the criticisms of the Mass, critiques both sober and cranky, serious and funny, challenging and entertaining. Rather try to be mindful of the subtle subtext that slowly sneaks up on you and ultimately invites you to a new mantra to live by, to reform by: don’t leave. Lead.

SKU: 44019, $15 softcover
Clear Faith Publishing

 

The Poor Save Us
Megan McKenna

This is a book of stories remembered and gathered from around the world over six decades. They are people stories: wisdom stories. They are written and shared in gratitude to encourage others. They are individual glimpses of the poor who save us, specifically some of the poor of God, the least of God’s beloved children, given to me as gifts. They are simple, ordinary, amazing women, children and men, of all ages who image and reflect God so strongly and singularly, startling us into insight and deepening our knowledge of who God is and who we are and can be by grace. This book seeks to be a thank you note for encountering such people and a way of passing on the gift of them to others, since ‘a gift isn’t a gift until it’s been given at least twice.' Read the stories and unwrap the gift for yourself.

SKU: 72223, $15 softcover
Clear Faith Publishing

 

Restoring Hope
Archbishop Oscar Romero's Vision for a Just World (In His Own Words)
Hosffman Ospino

Living in hope, Archbishop Romero engendered hope in the people he served. Sustained by Christian hope, he gave hope to many, especially those treated as non-persons. Practicing hope, he revealed that there is always room for a better world although warning about false messianisms.

ISBN: 9781934996713, 96 pages, $14.99 softcover
Crossroad Publishing

 

The Power of Truth
The Challenges to Catholic Doctrine and Morals Today

Cardinal Gerhard Müller

"You shall know the truth," Jesus said, "and the truth will make you free" (Jn 8:32). Such is the liberating power of truth. In this book, Gerhard Cardinal Müller, former head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, unabashedly defends the truth of salvation taught by Christ and the Roman Catholic Church. He discusses how Catholic teaching addresses present-day crises in the Church and in the world. This book also includes the cardinal's recently released Manifesto of Faith. Relying heavily on The Catechism of the Catholic Church, it clarifies certain Church doctrines that have lately seemed to be in doubt.

ISBN: 9781621642817, 174 pages, $17.95 softcover
Ignatius Press

 

Recommended     Return to top
The Storyteller's Catechism
Stories of Faith from Parish Life
Father Timothy H. Sherwood

Following central chapters of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Fr. Sherwood's stories bring its teachings alive and give new meaning to its core messages. Referring directly to CCC sections, this book makes for inspiring reading and wonderful teaching material, highlighting concrete human experiences of Catholic life. An increasingly secular world has made humanity's search for God more challenging. But the basic message of this little book is that God also searches for humanity; that the eyes and ears of faith reveal manifestations of the Divine Presence. Parish priests are privileged to have a front-row seat to observe Divine Presence in action.

ISBN: 9780824599386, 224 pages, $19.95 softcover
Crossroad Publishing

 

Recommended     Return to top
Tolkien: Man and Myth

A Literary Life

Joseph Pearce

Tolkien: Man and Myth observes the relationships that the master writer had with his closest literary colleagues. It sheds light on his unique relationship with C. S. Lewis, the writer of the Narnia books, and the roots of their eventual estrangement. In this original book about a leading literary life, Joseph Pearce enters the world that Tolkien created in the seven books published during his lifetime. He explores the significance of Middle Earth and what it represented in Tolkien's thinking. Myth, to this legendary author, was not a leap from reality but a leap into reality. The impact of Tolkien's great notoriety, his relationship with material possessions, and his deep religious faith are all examined at length in this biography, making it possible to understand both the man and the myth that he created.

ISBN: 9780898708257, 257 pages, $15.95 softcover
Ignatius Press

 

Unplanned
The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey Across the Life Line

Abby Johnson

A new, movie-tie in edition of the best-selling book that made national news and shocked the pro-abortion establishment when Abby Johnson, manager of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic and rising star in the industry, suddenly announced she had a conversion on the life issue and was leaving that culture of death. It tells a heart stopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Revealing Abby's story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, this is a must-read for anyone who cares about the life versus rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies.

ISBN: 9781496441102, 312 pages, $16.95 softcover
Ignatius Press

 

Vigano vs. the Vatican
The Uncensored Testimony of the Italian Journalist Who Helped Break the Story
Marco Tosatti

In an explosive August 2018 document, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò implicated many Catholic bishops – and Pope Francis himself – in a decades-long cover-up of the sexual crimes of the now-disgraced serial predator, former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, long the most powerful figure in the American Church. Shocking faithful Catholics worldwide, Pope Francis refused to deny the accusations that Archbishop Viganò made against him in that ten-page document. Stunned himself, Marco Tosatti, the Italian journalist who first broke the story of the cover-up, here recounts the whole sordid tale. It is all here – the names, dates, and damning documents – details that lead many to conclude, with Archbishop Viganò, that far from finally drawing to a close, the cover-up of clerical sexual crimes continues apace and appears to reach the very highest offices of Holy Mother Church.

ISBN: 978-1-64413-036-0, pages n/a, $14.95 paperback
Sophia Institute

 

What is Heaven?
Mother Angelica

Mother Angelica, celebrated Foundress of EWTN Global Catholic Network, brings clarity to the enigma of eternal life with God and pours light upon the greatest mystery of all – Heaven itself – in these insightful pages. Death, she explains, is not so much a judgement as a revealing light. The mysteries of Scripture open up to us, and we come to see God as He Really is. Our virtues become clear for all to see, and we suddenly understand the role we played in the salvation of others. We have a myriad of questions about the Heavenly Realm: Is Heaven an actual place, or just a state of being? Will we see our family and friends there? Will our joy there be continuous and everlasting, or will it fade? Mother Angelica answers these questions with uncommon intuition.

ISBN: 978-1-68278-089-3, 112 pages, $14.95 softcover
Sophia Institute

 

Why Pray?
Robert Llewelyn

What is prayer, and why should we pray? In this previously unpublished collection of late writings, Robert Llewelyn, one of the wisest spiritual teachers of our time, offers advice and insights from a lifetime of spiritual experience, including the lessons we can learn from Julian of Norwich.

ISBN: 9781640602717, 128 pages, $14.99 hardcover
Paraclete Press

 

● ● ●  Return to top

 

Office of Education, Recruitment & Formation
Society of the Divine Word   |   Chicago Province  |  1985 Waukegan Road  |  Techny, Illinois 60082
www.uscongoinged.org  |  Tel: 847.272.2700