Regnum Christi Men's Spiritual Exercises
Friday conference and weekend retreat for men
Regnum Christi invites all men to a preached “Spiritual Exercises” weekend retreat Dec. 9-11 given by Fr. John Hopkins, LC, a priest from the Legionnaires of Christ.
Before the retreat starts, there is a dinner-social Thursday Dec. 10 and a day of formation on Friday. The formation will include conferences on leadership and small group discussion.
Fr. John Hopkins was ordained a priest by Saint John Paul II in 1991. He is the Director of the Divine Mercy Clinic and Family Center. He served for 18 years in the Washington, DC, area and helped in the founding of Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center and Center for Family Development. He is president emeritus of Divine Mercy University. He also spent 7 years in Atlanta Georgia working to develop marriage preparation and renewal programs. He has degrees in humanities, philosophy, psychology and moral theology. He has been a spiritual director for the past 28 years and has taught the art of spiritual direction to priests, consecrated, and lay people for the past 15 years.
Regnum Christi, the “Kingdom of Christ,” is an apostolic movement of Catholics from all walks of life with a deep desire to live, bear witness to, and proclaim the Kingdom of Christ. Through a Christ-centered spirituality and in union with the whole Church, members engage in apostolic action and works of evangelization.
Both the retreat and formation day are open not only to Regnum Christi members but to men of all ages who may be interested in the topic or learning more about Regnum Christi. The weekend retreat conferences will also be livestreamed. (FYI the Regnum Christi Women’s retreat will be Jan. 19-22, 2023.)
Thursday Evening only ($35.00)
Thursday Dec. 8 (6-10pm) includes 6pm Mass, a steak dinner, social and prayer time
Thursday overnight and Friday day-conference ($100.00)
Friday Dec. 9 (7:30am-6pm) includes the Thursday dinner, overnight room, Friday meals and snacks, Formation Day presentations, discussion and prayer time.
Thursday through Sunday Retreat Room ($300.00)
Thursday Social Dec. 8 (6-10pm), Friday Formation Day Dec. 9 (7:30am-6pm), Friday-Sunday Spiritual Exercises Dec. 9-11 (6pm Friday-12:30pm Sunday)
Thursday through Sunday Check/Cash Discount ($290.00)
Discount for using ‘Paylater’ coupon code: Thursday Social Dec. 8 (6-10pm), Friday Formation Day Dec. 9 (7:30am-6pm), Friday-Sunday Spiritual Exercises Dec. 9-11 (6pm Friday-12:30pm Sunday)
Weekend Retreat Room ($260.00)
Friday-Sunday Dec. 9-11 (6pm Friday-12:30pm Sunday) preached Spiritual Exercises, Mass, Rosary, Confessions, Adoration, silence, meditation and Spiritual Direction
Online Retreat ($130.00)
Friday-Sunday Dec. 9-11 Spiritual Exercises live-streamed and on-demand recordings at home (7pm Friday-Noon Sunday)
Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House offers a sanctuary of prayer and recollection on a spacious acreage near Waverly. There are 50 single rooms, each with a private bath. We want our retreats to be accessible to everyone, please consider an additional donation, or contact the Retreat House to inquire about financial assistance or if your parish pays part of the cost. If the retreat you’re interested is full, contact us to be put on a waiting list. A few double rooms are available upon request. Airport transportation to/from LNK or OMA is also available upon request.
In-person at the Retreat House or at-home, live stream and on demand recordings. In-person retreats include meditations and spiritual direction by the retreat master, the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation, the Liturgy of the Hours and other devotions, extended opportunities for silence and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.