Men of Virtue Retreat

A new Catholic men’s retreat for the Catholic man or any man who is striving for holiness and virtue. We will have fun doing so!

Come to learn what your legacy can be and what it means to be a man of virtue.

This will be like NO RETREAT you have ever experienced before!

Price: $99
Additional donations accepted.

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Our Mission for Catholic Men on this retreat

To bond men, especially fathers and sons.

We are a band of brothers walking in Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith together, and having fun doing so.

Why have a Catholic Men’s Retreat?

To Glorify God in Jesus Christ through the teachings of the Catholic Church and sports. It’s about the formation of the Catholic Man by Catholic men who know and understand.

Who should attend the Men of Virtue Retreat?

All men are welcome. This would be a good retreat for fathers and sons to attend together, but it’s also for single men, all men, ages 13 and up.  Adult men who are fathers or not but may be uncles or grandfathers or even any single man are invited and included.

If you are a man who believes he is not holy enough to attend, you are wrong. This is for men striving for holiness or who would like to learn more about how he can attain holiness and be a better man, husband, father, son, brother or friend.

If you are struggling with any area in your life, join the club! We are a band of brothers in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior who is The Divine Physician and who came for the sick! That would be all! Men, do not preclude yourself for any reason! Come on this retreat, you won’t be sorry you did. It’s a really good value and will add value to your life.

What types of activities are held during The Men of Virtue Retreat?

We will play a sport on Saturday afternoon and have fun doing so. The Sport that will be taught and played: Softball. Bring your glove.

Athleticism is NOT required. You do NOT have to be in good shape to particiapte as the focus will be on fun and just moving our bodies a little. Many boys or men simply desire to have a catch with their father or another.

It’s designed for ALL boys and men whether you played sports growing up and were good, mediocre or not so good. We hope many father-sons come but it is not limited to father-son only.

It is also for a boy or man who never even tried to play a sport or may have been physically disabled because of a sports injury or any injury as what happened to Fr. Bill Atkinson, Servant of God. We are all disabled in a sense and in need of Jesus Christ, The Divine Physician, for healing.

In addition to playing a sport, we will cover and go in depth on one virtue per year for seven years and then start over. The three theological virtues and four Cardinal Virtues will be the focus.

Other activities during the Catholic men’s retreat

… Mass on Saturday and Sunday, with confession and adoration. You will not be required to attend The Sacrament of Confession but it is highly recommended you do. It will bring delight to the priests and God. All the Sacraments provide grace, God’s life in us!

… Daily theme chant of holiness and brotherhood used by The Bonner football team that invokes the intercession of Fr. Bill Atkinson, one of the patron saints of Men of Virtue Retreat.

… Two talks on the virtue of Fortitude will include the six patron saints and why them. They are all exemplary models of men of virtue. The patron saints and blessed’s will be St. Joseph, St. Paul, St. John Paul II, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, Servant of God, Fr. Patrick Peyton and Servant of God, Fr. Bill Atkinson.

… Watch sports-related videos that exemplify the virtue of Fortitude.

When is the Catholic Men of Virtue Retreat?

June 23-24, 2018
Saturday at 9:30 a.m. through Sunday at 12 p.m.

This is an overnight retreat. Dorm rooms and three meals will be provided. Attendees from all over USA and beyond are welcomed to attend as well as all men in Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Dioceses of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, DC and Virginia.

Men of Virtue Retreat schedule

Saturday, June 23

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. … Arrival, registration, check into rooms
11:00 a.m. … Mass
12:00 p.m. … Angelus, Grace, lunch
1:15 p.m. … On field, warmup, practice at 3 stations
2 p.m. … Softball game
3 p.m. … Human Chaplet of Divine Mercy outside on field
3:15 p.m. … Resume softball game
4:30 p.m. … Free time, showers, confessions
5:30 p.m. … Evening prayer and adoration and benediction
6 p.m. … Dinner
7:05 p.m. … Fortitude talk
8 p.m. … Video and discussion on virtue
9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. … Social and snacks

Sunday, June 24

7:45 a.m. … Morning prayer
8 a.m. … Angelus, Grace, breakfast
9 a.m. … Outside, have a catch, everyone
9:30 a.m. … Human Rosary
10 a.m. … Talk on patron saints
11 a.m. … Mass
12:00 p.m. … Departures

Where will the retreat be held?

Neumann University in Aston, PA.

A Vision for something new: The Kingsmen, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Athletes for Christ and Walk By Faith To Live are sponsors of this Catholic Men’s retreat.

Any child or man under the age of 21 must be accompanied by his father or male guardian.

There will be NO alcoholic beverages while on this retreat.

We welcome Catholic men, Christian men, and those away from the Church and the practice of the faith. Come one, come all!

Price: $99
Additional donations accepted.

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Contact Charles DeFeo with questions.