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Stronger – A Retreat for Men

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Saint John Paul II National Shrine

3900 Harewood Road NE

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Stronger is a men's retreat inspired by Saint John Paul II (see below for more details) with rotating topics focused on masculine spirituality. The topic for our current series of Stronger retreats is: I Have Come to Set the World on Fire: Catholic Men’s Leadership according to Christ. This next event is part two of this four-part series focused on men's leadership. Registration closes Friday, June 21 at 12:00 p.m.!

Full Schedule:

  • 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. — Arrival, light refreshments, opening remarks, and prayer
  • 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. — Talk: Integrity and the leadership of Jesus by Captain McInerney, USN, Ph.D.
  • 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. Personal prayer time with silent Eucharistic Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and a Rosary
  • 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. — Daily Mass with celebrant Fr. Jose Cortes
  • 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. — Lunch and free time
  • 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. — Group activity and discussion on the morning’s topic
  • 2:45 to 3:00 p.m. — Final prayer and departure
  • 3:00 to 3:15 p.m. — Optional Prayer at the Hour of Mercy


Q: If I did not attend the 1st retreat is it worth it/okay to come to the 2nd?
A: YES! We wanted a common theme uniting all of the men’s retreats this year so participants can go deeper and deeper into a similar topic, but there is no need to have attended a previous one to understand the message of any following retreat in the series.

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.

Inspiration for the Name of the Retreat and It's Mission:

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 rotating topics aimed at 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 $25 and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day if you pre-register.

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