Madison Men's Lenten Retreat; featurning Bp. Morlino, Father Z, Fr. Eric Nielsen

Fortes in Fide
Annual Diocesan

Men's Lenten Retreat
March 7-8, 2014

Bishop O'Connor Pastoral Center, Madison Wisconsin
Featuring Bishop Robert Morlino
Internationally Renowned Blogger
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf ("Fr. Z"), Fr. Eric Nielsen of St. Paul's University Catholic Center and more ...
 “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).
Join other men from the Diocese of Madison and elsewhere in this special 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.

Retreat Masters Include:
Bishop Robert C. Morlino is the fourth Bishop of Madison. A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1974 for the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus.  His education includes a Master Degree in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, the Master of Divinity Degree from the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Mass., and a doctorate in Moral Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, with specialization in fundamental moral theology and bioethics.  Before and after his incardination as a priest of the Diocese of Kalamazoo in 1981, Bishop Morlino taught philosophy and theology in numerous university settings, including the University of Notre Dame, and St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia.  On July 6, 1999 he was named Bishop of Helena, Montana and on May 23, 2003, the Bishop of Madison. From 2005 to 2011 Bishop Morlino served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC), and he continues to offer his strong support for their work to this day.

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.

Fr. Eric Nielsen is the Director of St. Paul University Catholic Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He has been the Pastor of St. Paul’s since 2006 and a priest of the Diocese of Madison since 1995.  The oldest of seven children, Fr. Nielsen grew up in Oshkosh, graduated in 1984 from the UW in Civil Engineering, and entered Mundelein Seminary in 1990.  As a young man he enjoyed a lot of outdoor activity and travel but now spends most of his time at St. Paul’s encouraging students to focus on study and prayer as a path to know, love and serve Jesus Christ.

$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 Friday, February 21st 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

This is getting very close to my wife's due date, but obviously this would be painful to miss. 

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