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Stronger – A Retreat for Men

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Saint John Paul II National Shrine

3900 Harewood Road NE

Washington, DC 20017

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Stronger is a men’s retreat and a response to Saint John Paul II’s call to “be strong with the strength of faith… Today, more than in any other age, you need this strength” (homily, Krakow, 10 June 1979, no. 4). It is informed by the life and teachings of Saint John Paul II and offers men ongoing formation and mentorship in living Catholic lives to their fullest potential.

Specifically, the retreat will focus on strengthening faith in four areas of men’s lives – at home and at the parish, in the workplace and in society – within the context of four leadership calls by God to be a son, a husband/father, a missionary and a saint. Come be stronger in the Lord and learn to be the great leader that God desires you to be for the world! Registration is $35 and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Full Schedule:

  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Arrival, light refreshments, opening remarks, and prayer (2nd Floor)

  • 9:30 – 10:30 Talk: “ ‘Lukewarmness’ or Love? Our Choice this Lent” by TBD (2nd Floor)

  • 10:30 – Noon Free Time with options including: Adoration and Confession (Redemptor Hominis Church and Spiritual Direction Room on the 1st Floor), rosary (Redemptor Hominis Church), personal prayer, sacred art tour (1st Floor Lobby at 11AM), or time to personally tour our permanent exhibit, “A Gift of Love: The Life of Saint John Paul II” (Lower Level)

  • 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Daily Mass with celebrant Fr. Jose Cortes, Saint John Paul II National Shrine Chaplain

  • 12:45 – 1:30 Lunch (2nd Floor)

  • 1:30 – 2:30 2nd Talk: “Eros and Agape in Leadership” by Captain Joseph McInerney (2nd Floor)

  • 2:30 – 3:30 Group Activity and Discussion

  • 3:30 – 4:00 Final Prayer and Veneration of Saint John Paul II Relic (Luminous Mysteries Chapel)

Captain Joseph McInerney Biography:

Captain Joseph McInerney is a Permanent Military Professor of Applied Ethics and Chair of the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy. Captain McInerney has served on active duty in the United States Navy for more than twenty-five years in a variety of leadership positions. He earned a doctoral degree in systematic theology from the Catholic University of America in 2012 and is the author of the book The Greatness of Humility: St. Augustine on Moral Excellence. As faculty at the Naval Academy, Captain McInerney has taught military ethics and just war theory, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between the virtues and leadership. His most recent book, Passion and Paradox: The Leadership Genius of Jesus Christ, examines the leadership principles that Jesus taught and exploited in the Gospels and applies those principles to the art of human leadership. He lives in Annapolis, MD with his wife Ellen and their six children.


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