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Priest's Retreat


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

Priesthood as a Sharing in the Life and Paschal Mystery of Jesus

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Annual Priests' Retreat

September 24-28, 2018

Fr. Pat Brennan, C.P.

As priests, we are invited in a very intimate way to share in the full life of Jesus – his ministry, how he dealt with those who opposed his message, and how he loved his disciples unceasingly. In the company of our fellow priests, we’ll explore how Jesus entered into his sacred Passion and how we can experience the power of the Resurrection. Join us for a time of rest and renewal as we share discussion, fellowship, quiet, music and liturgy.

The retreat offers:

  • retreat conferences by Fr. Pat
  • liturgies with homilies by Fr. Pat
  • reconciliation service
  • quiet time
  • rest & relaxation
  • personal and communal prayer
  • time for coming together in priestly fraternity and dialogue
  • delicious, home-cooked meals

This retreat begins at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24 and concludes at 10:00 a.m. on Friday September 28.

Register below or print out our mail-in registration form.

Presenter Profile

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Fr. Pat Brennan, C.P.

Fr. Patrick Brennan, C.P., is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and was ordained a Passionist priest in 1973. Currently, he is the retreat director at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center in Detroit. Fr. Brennan spent most of his ministry preaching retreats in Detroit and Los Angeles and also served as Director of Seminarians for eight years at the Catholic Theological Union for the Passionist Community. He holds master’s degrees in Theology and in Clinical Psychology. Fr. Brennan is a devoted fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, enjoys reading, and is attempting to take care of a three-and-a-half-year-old Golden Retriever named Sierra Rose.


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