The Pray More Advent Retreat Preview

The Pray More Advent Retreat Preview

Here’s What You Get When You Register:

The Retreat is self-paced.

This means that you can participate wherever you are and whenever you have the time. 

Emily Stimpson Chapman

Pete Burak

Fr. Patrick Gonyeau

Scott Powell

Ashley Stevens


-- Why join the Pray More Lenten Retreat? -- 


Learn how to have a holy, prayerful and transforming Lent.

Slow down and reflect on your walk with Jesus and how you can strengthen your relationship with Him and get to know Him and His word better.

Become more intentional with your prayer life.

Return to the Lord with your whole heart and learn how you can let the Holy Spirit guide you in your everyday life.

Reflect on God's mercy and immeasurable love for us as He sent His son to die for our sins.

Deepen your faith and pray more this Lenten season from the comfort of your own home!

The Retreat will be available beginning on February 26th!

Countdown Until The Pray More Lenten Retreat








“There were many personal moments in which the speakers touched my heart and brought me closer to God’s love.”


"All the speakers were wonderful and it felt like they were speaking directly to me. I did not want it to end!"


“Wonderful talks! Great concept! Easy access!!!"


Discovering the Joy in Advent

by Sarah Reinhard

"Can you drink the chalice I'm going to drink?"

by Scott Powell

Having Hope in a Faithful God

by Ashley Stevens

Getting to Know Jesus Better this Lent

by Emily Stimpson Chapman

How to be Led by the Holy Spirit

by Pete Burak


Trusting in God's Will

by Ashley Stevens

Denying Ourselves, Taking Up Our Cross and Following Him

By Emily Stimpson Chapman

Bringing Our Wounds to Christ

by Ashley Stevens

Jesus Wants Our Conversion, Continuously

by Pete Burak

Coping with God's (Seeming) Silence

by Emily Stimpson Chapman

Mary's Role in Our Redemption

by Scott Powell

Redemptive Suffering

by Pete Burak

"God, show me a sign"

by Ashley Stevens

Dealing with Unanswered Prayers

by Emily Stimpson Chapman

The Prodigal Son and The Merciful Father

by Scott Powell

Believing Our Identity as "Beloved"

by Fr. Patrick Gonyeau

St. Joseph: Protector and Father

by Scott Powell

Overcoming Lies of the Devil

by Fr. Patrick Gonyeau

Overcoming our Temptations 

by Fr. Patrick Gonyeau

Every talk comes with a Transcript, Study Guide, and Downloadable Audio
& Video (with Closed Captioning too)

You can watch, listen or read through the talks however you'd like best! Alone or with a group!

Why Join the Pray More Healing Retreat?

Hear inspiring testimonies about God's presence throughout even the darkest of times.

Receive guidance and practical advice about how to move on from your pain.

Learn more about who God is as our Father and about how you can grow closer to Him through your cross.

Deepen your faith and pray more from the comfort of your own home or while you're on the go!

Dr. Scott Powell is a teacher, theologian and author. He is the director of the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought, an outreach to the University of Colorado Boulder, and is also an affiliate of the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization, Thought and Policy at the University of Colorado. He has taught at the Augustine Institute and the Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary’s Catholic Biblical School. He and his wife, Annie, founded Camp Wojtyla, a Catholic outdoor adventure program for youth based in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Scott also co-hosts and produces the popular podcast “The Word on the Hill with the Lanky Guys” and has appeared in numerous Catholic productions, including “Symbolon,” “Beloved,” “Reborn,” “YDisciple” and the “Opening the Word” series. He has been featured on EWTN, “Catholic Answers Live” and several other Catholic outlets. He holds a doctorate in Catholic Studies from Maryvale Institute/Liverpool Hope University in England. Scott is also the author of “An Environmental Ethic for the End of the World: An Ecological Midrash on Romans 8:19 – 22,” recently published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Scott and his wife live near Boulder, Colorado with their three children: Lily Avila, Samuel Isaac and Evelyn Luca.

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Elizabeth Ficocelli is a best-selling, award-winning author of fifteen books for adults and young people and a contributor to national Catholic magazines.

She is a frequent guest on Catholic television and radio and the host of her own radio program, “Answering The Call” on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio AM 820. A sought-after speaker, Elizabeth presents at national Catholic conferences, catechetical events, parishes, schools, and retreats, sharing her love and enthusiasm for the Catholic faith with audiences of all ages. She and her husband of 31 years have four boys and reside in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please visit

Pete Burak is the director of i.d.9:16, the young adult outreach of Renewal Ministries. He is a 2010 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has a Master’s Degree in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. Pete is a frequent speaker on discipleship and evangelization, and he is the co-director of Pine Hills Boys Camp. He is the co-founder of the Millennial Church Conference, a monthly columnist for Faith Magazine, and the host of the popular YouTube show called Cathlist.  Pete and his wife Cait have four children.

Ashley Stevens is a speaker, writer, wife, and mother of three. She was born near Philadelphia, PA, raised just outside Knoxville, TN and played soccer and converted to the Catholic faith at the University of Nebraska. While serving as a FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) missionary shortly after getting engaged, she was T-boned by a Mack truck and nearly lost her life. They got married on the one-year anniversary of the accident to redeem the day and she's since shared her story with The 700 Club, Busted Halo Sirius XM Show, The Omaha World-Herald, and blogs and podcasts to encourage those whose life isn't going according to plan. Find out more about her at

Fr. Patrick Gonyeau is a priest from Detroit who is on fire. After four years of priesthood, he experienced a breakthrough surge of stunning healings in ministry that changed his life, convincing him that Jesus loves to give his disciples power to share the gospel and power to heal (Mark 16:18). He carries an infectious joy, inspiring faith, a passion for healing and a unique grace to equip and activate believers into the healing ministry of Jesus.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about the Pray More Retreat, you can e-mail us at:

John-Paul & Annie,
E-mail: [email protected]
Please put “Pray More Retreat” as your e-mail subject.