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Annual Priest's Retreat


  • Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center 303 Tunxis Road West Hartford, CT, 06107 United States (map)

Annual Priests' Retreat

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September 23-27, 2019

Fr. Michael F. Tunney, S.J.

The retreat will focus on companionship with Jesus Christ. Scriptures and prayer experiences from The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola will structure the retreat days. Art and imagery will likely play a part as well. Retreatants are welcome to bring sketch books and art materials, as they wish. Join us for a time of rest and renewal as we share discussion, fellowship, quiet, music and liturgy. The retreat begins at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, and concludes at 10:00 a.m. on Friday.


The retreat offers:

  • retreat conferences by Fr. Michael

  • liturgies with homilies by Fr. Michael

  • reconciliation service

  • quiet time

  • rest & relaxation

  • personal and communal prayer

  • time for coming together in priestly fraternity and dialogue

  • delicious, home-cooked meals

  • 25 large private bedrooms with double beds located in Monastery wing

  • 20 additional private bedrooms, with private bath, throughout the house


Presenter Profile

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Fr. Michael Tunney, S.J.

Rev. Michael F. Tunney, S.J. is rector of the Fairfield Jesuit Community and teaches in the Religious Studies department at Fairfield University. He co-leads a faculty and staff seminar in the Catholic intellectual tradition. He was the founding director of the Office of Mission and Identity at Canisius College, where he chaired the Fine Arts department. He is former rector of the Canisius Jesuit Community. Michael holds an M.F.A. in painting and M.S. in art history from Pratt Institute, and an M.Div. and Master’s in Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley. His artwork has been exhibited in numerous galleries and his illustrations have appeared in America Magazine.