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September & October 2022

2022 Fall Retreats 

Men's Retreat: Sep 16-18

Women's Retreat: Sep 30-Oct 2

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Men's Reteat


September 16-18

Mont Lawn Retreat Center
(Formerly Paradise Lake):
5190 Wickes Rd, Bushkill, PA 18324


Main Speaker: Gordon C. DeMarais

Gordy DeMarais is the founder and president of Saint Paul’s Outreach. He is actively involved with the teaching, formation, and evangelization of university students and young adults in the Twin Cities area and around the country. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Theology from The Saint Paul Seminary and has recently co-authored the book: Called to Christian Joy and Maturity: Forming Missionary Disciples. 

Gordy serves on a number of national boards including Catholic Campus Ministry Association, USCCB Alliance for Catholic Campus Ministry, Net Ministries (founding board member) and University Christian Outreach. He also serves as a leader of the Community of Christ the Redeemer in St. Paul, MN.

Gordy and his wife Teresa have been married for 36 years.  They have six children and 8 grandchildren. Gordy and Teresa’s children and their spouses have already served over 40 years as missionaries and three of them serve currently in senior leadership within SPO’s mission.

Full Weekend - $155/person
Full Weekend Commuter - $115/person
Saturday ONLY Commuter - $70/person

**See registration for more details of what is included**

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Women's Retreat


September 30-October 2

 Liebenzell Retreat Ministries:
13 Heath Ln, Long Valley,
NJ 07853 

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Main Speaker: Sue Cummins

Susan served for many years giving retreats, training, and spiritual direction to leaders of Catholic charismatic communities in the USA, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East; she later worked as senior staff for University Christian Outreach (UCO) and Youth Works Detroit.  

For the past twenty years Susan worked for the Catholic Church in various capacities: high school teacher, director of a bi-lingual religious education program, regional coordinator of evangelization and catechesis for the Archdiocese of Detroit, and adjunct faculty at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.  Susan’s academic qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Foreign Language from Eastern Michigan University (Spanish & French); a Master’s Degree in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary; and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) in New Evangelization conferred by the Pontifical Institute of St. Thomas of Aquinas, Rome.  

Susan currently works part time for Southwest Family of Parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit and as a teacher and translator with Catherine of Siena Institute presenting Forming Intentional Disciples Workshops and Called and Gifted Workshops in English and Spanish. She is a member of Bethany Association, an international association of consecrated women living in the world, and Word of Life Community, an ecumenical Christian community based in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. 

Full Weekend - $155/person
Full Weekend Commuter - $115/person
Saturday ONLY Commuter - $70/person

**See registration for more details of what is included**

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Schedule details coming soon

Please make sure to register so that we can keep you up to date with retreat information. Thank you!

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