Men's Spiritual Exercises with Regnum Christi (2023)

Friday conference and weekend retreat for men

Fr. Shawn Aaron LC
Dec. 7-10, 2023

Regnum Christi invites all men to a preached “Spiritual Exercises” weekend retreat given by Shawn Aaron, LC, a priest from the Legionnaires of Christ and North American Territorial Director

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.

The retreat is not only for Regnum Christi members but to men of all ages who may be interested in the topic or learning more about Regnum Christi.

Father Shawn Aaron grew up in California with three younger sisters. In 1989-90 he served as a team leader for the National Evangelization Teams (NET) and traveled throughout the United States providing retreats for students. After NET he began working with St. Paul’s Outreach (SPO), in St. Paul, Minnesota, their mission is to build transformational communities that form missionary disciples for life.

In 1991, he joined the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, Connecticut. He studied at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy and on Christmas Eve, 2002, Father Shawn was ordained to the priesthood. After ordination, he served as development director for the Legionaries of Christ for several years, and from 2007-2009 also served as retreat director for Our Lady of Santa Clara retreat center in Cupertino, CA.

After several college and university apostolates, he was appointed as the North American Territorial Vicar General for the Legionaries of Christ in 2017, a role he held until being named as the North American Territorial Director in 2020.

In-person at the Retreat House, the retreats include meditations by the retreat master, the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation, extended opportunities for silence and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and other devotions.

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.  A few double rooms are available upon request.

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 in is full, contact us to be put on a waiting list.  Airport transportation to/from LNK or OMA is also available upon request.

Retreat Options:

Thursday Evening only
Thursday (6-10pm) includes 6pm Mass, a steak dinner, social and prayer time

Thursday, overnight and Friday day-conference only
Friday (7:30am-6pm) includes the Thursday dinner, overnight room, Friday meals and snacks, Formation Day presentations on Leadership, discussion and prayer time.

Weekend Retreat Room (Fri-Sun)
Friday-Sunday (6pm Friday-Noon Sunday) preached Spiritual Exercises based on St. Ignatius of Loyola, Mass, Rosary, Confessions, Adoration, silence, meditation and Spiritual Direction

Thursday through Sunday Retreat Room
Discounted price for the entire weekend: Thursday Social (6-10pm), Friday Formation Day-Conference (7:30am-6pm), Friday-Sunday Spiritual Exercises (6pm Friday-12:30pm Sunday)

Online Retreat
Live-streamed and on-demand recordings at home

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