May 12, 2018

Summer Retreat at EWTN’s Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

The Avila Institute is hosting a retreat at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, AL, spiritual heart for Catholic television’s most successful broadcasting company, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).

The three day retreat, to be held July 13-15, will feature Cardinal Francis Arinze, Emeritus Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments; Father Cassian Folsom, OSB, an Adoremus Bulletin contributor and prior and founder of the Monastery of St. Benedict, Norcia, Italy; Dan Burke, co-founder of the Avila Institute and executive director of ETWN’s National Catholic Register; Anthony Lilles, co-founder of the Avila Institute and academic dean of St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, CA; Pia de Solenni, noted theologian and chancellor of the Diocese of Orange, CA; John Johnson, associate director of the Avila Institute; and Christopher Carstens, noted author, liturgist, and editor of Adoremus Bulletin.

According to organizers, the retreat will focus in particular on “the saving power of liturgy” and its vital role in the life of faith for all Catholics, “and the interior life in our mission to restore, transform, and animate the culture.”

An online independent school for Catholic spiritual growth, the Avila Institute offers classes in spiritual education and formation. It is headquartered in Helena, AL, and was founded in 2009.

Cost for the event is $500 for the public ($300 for Avila Institute students and students’ immediate families), which covers conference registration and “great food and wine for the whole weekend.” Scholarships are available for clergy and religious. Space is limited to 250 participants. Lodging is provided by private guesthouse accommodation or hotel ($175 for a single room, $100 for a double room).

To register or more information, call 833-772-8452 ext. 3, or email [email protected].