Will publish on this page the information on the Annual Diocesan Convocation for Priests and also local and outside retreats opportunities for priests.

We have also listed retreat facilities for personal retreats.
You will find first, scheduled events and then a list of locations for personal and/or group retreats. Visit the links provided to see the events they offer.

2023 Convocation for Priestly Renewal  

This year’s Convocation for Priestly Renewal will be held October 2-5, 2023, at the Bethany Center. The brochure with registration form has been sent to all priests. Many thanks to Father Gary Dowsey, Chair of the Priestly Growth and Enrichment Commission, and his team for their work in preparing for this wonderful annual event for the priests in our diocese!

Update (8/10/2023)
Please note: The Bethany Center is completely full for this year’s Convocation.  However, commuters are still welcome, and vacancies are still available at the Residence Inn.  If you have questions, please contact Danielle DeBrino, at the Bethany Center: (813) 960-6300 or ddebrino@bethanycenterfl.org.
Flyer with registration at this link.

Annual Diocesan Priests Retreat, Bethany Center
January 15 ~ 19, 2024
Facilitated by the Priestly Growth and Enrichment Commission

Save the date for this annual retreat.

More details to come.

Silent Directed Retreat, House of Prayer, Clearwater
Sunday, January 28 through Friday, February 2, 2024
sponsored by the Office of Ministry to Priests

Save the date for this annual retreat.

More details to come.

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology  
The St. Paul Center is a nonprofit research and educational institute that promotes life-transforming Scripture study from the heart of the Church. The Center serves clergy and laity, students and scholars, with research and study tools— from books and publications to multimedia and online programming.

Upcoming Conference
2024 January Priest Conference, Napa, California
January 8-11, 2024

Nazareth Retreat Center, Nazareth, KY
Nazareth Retreat Center was founded in 2009 in the long tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. We are a non-profit ministry dedicated to providing opportunities for peace, prayer, and reflection to all in a beautiful, sacred, and historic setting.
Private and sponsored retreats
Welcome are short visits and long stays depending on availability. Optional meal service is available.
Visit their website at this 
link for more information.

Friends of St. Benedict
Friends of St. Benedict was created (as an independent charitable organization) to continue the Benedictine Experience, which it offers in special, “thin places” around the US and at Canterbury Cathedral in the UK.
The Friends of St. Benedict and its predecessor offers ecumenical programs for clergy and lay people to explore the Rule of Saint Benedict within a community of participants.

Visit their website at this link for more information.

Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center, Litchfield, CT
Wisdom House is an interfaith retreat and conference center presenting programs in spirituality, wellness, the arts, and ecology, and offering hospitality to academic, civic, nonprofit, and business organizations. We are committed to sustainability, justice, and welcoming people of all backgrounds and beliefs.

St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, MN
The Spirituality Center Studium, a ministry of Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minnesota, responds to the human longing for God and invites others to join the monastic community in deepening relationships with God, self, others and all creation.
Trusting in the presence of the Holy Spirit and grounded in the Christian Benedictine monastic tradition, the Spirituality Center will be a prophetic and contemplative presence in Central Minnesota.