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Conferences/ Conventions / Hermitages

PLACE: University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL
DATES: June 24-29, 2018
DESCRIPTION: Summer Scripture Seminar ‘MAKING ALL THINGS NEW: HOLY SPIRIT IN THE BIBLE’ Held on beautiful 800 acre campus; 1 hour north of Chicago. Sunday evening through Friday noon. Full or partial attendance. Scripture Scholar Speakers include; Dr. Tom Wetzel; Dr. Mary Healy; Dr. Helen Theodoropolous; Dr. Scott Powell; Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR; Dr. Dennis McNamara; Fr. Michael Pfleger. Ample opportunity for exploring the campus, reflection, prayer, and walks. Social time with speakers. Nourish your witness with Scripture! Earn C.E.U.’s. Registration information: Call (847)837-4558.


PLACE: Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, IA
DATES: Summer 2018
DESCRIPTION: Prairiewoods focuses on ecospirituality on 70 acres of woods and prairie near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Join us for a summer retreat! Silent Directed (June
10-16 or July 8-14); Yoga Paths to Sacred Connection (June 25-29); Meet the Rest of the Relatives (July 17-20); Exploring Ancestry through Creativity, Imagery and Intuition (Aug. 17-19); and Rooted and Branching: What Our Souls Learn from Trees (Aug. 17-19). Learn more at: (319)395-6700.


PLACE: The Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY
DATES: July 5-8, 2018
DESCRIPTION: 16th Annual Education Law Symposium, Co-sponsored by Loyola Marymount University and the National Catholic Education Association, this nationally recognized 3-day symposium offers dynamic presentations on the law as it applies to Catholic education and ministry. A cadre of experts will speak on a variety of relevant topics including discrimination, contracts/handbooks, Title IX, laws impacting school sports and athletics, social media, cyberbullying, and more. A must attend for all Catholic education leaders! All sessions held at the world class Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY.,


PLACE: Marriott Downtown, Providence, RI
DATES: Oct. 6, 2018
DESCRIPTION: Voice of the Faithful’s 2018 Conference 9am-4pm: Progress and Promise will gather interested Catholics to discuss healing wounds from clergy sex abuse, holding dioceses accountable for financial transparency, and developing resources for lay leadership. Speakers will include Marie Collins, forceful voice for clergy abuse survivors, and theologian Massimo Faggioli, expert on Vatican II’s lay legacy. VOTF’s Finance Working Group will present findings from its second annual diocesan online
financial transparency study. Register at:


PLACE: Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
DATES: June 7-13, June 14-21, and July 29-Aug. 3, 2018
DESCRIPTION: Law and religious life, caring for elder religious, and sacred scripture are the topics of three well-established conferences at Misericordia University this summer. The Cecilia Meighan, RSM Institute of Law and Religious Life (June 7-13), celebrating its 25th anniversary, is themed ‘The Religious Institute: Governance Structures and Responsibilities in Church and Civil Law.’ The Elder Religious and Diocesan Priests Workshop (June 15-21), provides practical applications and solutions
for caring for and administering to elders in religious congregations and dioceses. The Dr. Marie No’l Keller, RSM Institute on Sacred Scripture (July 29-August 3), celebrating its 50th anniversary, offers a week of thought-provoking scripture study. For information on any of these conferences, visit: or call (570)674-6161. Hermitages


PLACE: Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
DATES: Year round
DESCRIPTION: The lakeside hermitages on the wooded grounds of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods offer the perfect retreat environment for prayer, reflection, solitude and meditation. Hermitages are equipped with full kitchens and amenities that ensure comfort without distraction. Guests are invited to walk nature trails, visit alpacas, attend
Mass, dine with the sisters, and tour sacred spaces. Spiritual direction is available. Located 75 miles west of Indianapolis and 170 miles east of St. Louis. (812)535-2952 or



PLACE: Manna House of Prayer,
Concordia, KS
DATES: July 12-15, 2018
DESCRIPTION: Salvation and the...