Fortes in Fide
Join other men from the Diocese of Madison and elsewhere in this special Year of Faith Lenten retreat. We will be gathering once again to renew and deepen our understanding of Jesus Christ and His teaching through the sacramental voice of His Church, be renewed and strengthened through prayer and the grace of His sacraments, and as a result of this intensified communion of love and friendship with His Divine Majesty, advance his Kingship in our souls and our lay mission, firm in our faith.
Men's Lenten Retreat
February 22-23, 2013
Bishop O'Connor Pastoral Center, Madison Wisconsin
Featuring Fr. John Zuhlsdorf ("Fr. Z") and
Internationally Renowned Apologist Raymond de Souza
“Be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith” (1 Peter 5: 8-9).
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (“Fr. Z”): Probably best known for his popular and award winning blog “What Does The Prayer Really Say?,” Fr. Zuhlsdorf is a longtime columnist in multiple publications, and a former collaborator with the Holy See’s Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei.” A convert from Lutheranism in his early 20’s, Fr. Z, studied theology at the Pontifical Lateran University, and Patristic Theology at the “Augustinianum”--both in Rome--and was ordained in St. Peter’s Basilica by Bl. John Paul II in 1991. He has also appeared on television, including EWTN & the Fox News Channel.
Mr. Raymond de Souza: Raymond de Souza is the Director of the Office for Evangelization and Apologetics of the Diocese of Winona, MN. In the last twenty-five years, he has distinguished himself as an international lay Catholic Apologist, broadcaster, Pro-Life activist and Catholic Action militant, having given over 3,000 talks in twenty-one countries of five continents and in four languages (English, Spanish, French and Portuguese). He founded Saint Gabriel Communications, Australia’s first outreach to promote Catholic Apologetics worldwide, is the Special Missions Coordinator for Human Life International (HLI), an EWTN Program Host and a Knight of Malta. His marriage to Theresa has been blessed with eight children.
$40 - Commuter (includes all the retreat activities and lunch on Saturday)
$65 - Includes shared overnight accommodations (with breakfast, lunch and snacks)
$90 - Single Room Accomodations.
Please do NOT let financial considerations prevent you from attending. Just let us know what you can or cannot afford.
Registration Deadline Tuesday, February 19th at 5:00 p.m.
“Only those who do not fight are never wounded; those who charge the enemy with the greatest spirit are the ones who receive the most blows.” - St. John Chrysostom
A joint venture of the diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis and the Knights of Divine Mercy.