Institute for Priests and Presbyterates

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Pre-Retirement Workshop for Priests

Encore Priests is a workshop for priests in their 60s or approaching retirement.

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Four Weeks to Restoke Your Fire

"Stoking the Fire" is a four-week mini-sabbatical designed for priests at midlife.

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Cruise Retreat for Priests

Finding time to make your annual retreat and take your vacation gets more difficult each year. Why not make a retreat that also feels like a vacation? 

Daily Mass, retreat conferences, group prayer and dining are all part of your retreat at sea. The ship's amenities, group interaction and ports of call add to the experience.

The Institute for Priests and Presbyterates has been conducting Cruise Retreats for Priests since 2007. In 2018, a four-night Bahamas cruise retreat from Miami was held.

The priests who joined us at this retreat at sea sailed aboard Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas. Fr. Jim Deiters offered conferences on "Lectio Divina for Preaching and Presiding: Praying into the Words by which We Live."

Stay tuned for details of our upcoming 2020 Cruise Retreat!