Step 1: Choose your price!

Most retreats like this charge a specific entry fee. Not us! We let you choose how much to pay, if at all. Here’s why…

We know not everyone is able to afford to pay for something like this and we don’t want to keep anyone from benefitting from this retreat. So, you can choose what to pay for this. For example, you could choose $50, $20, $1 or even skip paying completely :) It’s up to you.

We are committed to not turning anyone away from the retreat who cannot pay. So, pay what you can!

I'll choose my price!

I can't pay, but still want to pray.

Questions?

Why not just charge a set fee like other retreats?  We want everyone to be able to attend regardless of whether or not they can pay. We also trust that people are generous and if they see a benefit here, they will pay something to make sure it’s available for others.

Why are you asking for payment?  This retreat has cost us money to pay the speakers and produce the videos. Your payment helps cover our costs so that we can provide this to anyone and everyone.

Do I have to pay?  Nope! This is meant to be a blessing. If you’re unable or even just don’t want to, you don’t have to pay. You can still join. If you can make a small payment, please do so. It would help us cover our costs and do this for more people :)

Who should not pay?  If you’re in debt or struggling financially, please don’t pay. We want this to be a blessing and not a burden. Sign up and enjoy for free :)

Is this tax-deductible?  If you’re outside of the US, we do not know. For those in the US, payments for this retreat are not tax-deductible. We are not a registered 501c3 non-profit organization at this time and you would be receiving something in return for your payment which also disqualifies it.

Can I mail in a donation? Yes, You can mail a check made out to Pray More Novenas to:

Pray More Novenas, Retreat
55 Park Ave.
Dayton, OH 45419

Be sure to include your email address with your check and then click here to finish registering for the retreat.

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

Katherine

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

Marguerite

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

Julie

Here’s What You Get When You Register:

+ 4 Speakers +

+ 16 Reflective Study Guides +

+ 16 Video & Audio Presentations +

TOPICS

Prepare the Way of the Lord

by Fr. Patrick Briscoe

Our Father Who Keeps His Promises

by Stacey Sumereau

Trading Busyness for the Calm of Christ

by Katie Sciba

The Messiah

by Fr. Patrick Briscoe

Cooperating with God's Will

by Stacey Sumereau

 

Letting Go of Sin for the Hopeful Life

by Katie Sciba

Awaken the Saint Within You, Part I: Intentionally Growing Closer to Christ

By John Kinuthia

Awaken the Saint Within You, Part II:
Deepening Your Prayer Life

by John Kinuthia

Reclaiming Your True Identity, Part I

by Stacey Sumereau

Eliminating Self-Comparison for Grateful Reality

by Katie Sciba

Feeding Your Faith & Overcoming Your Fear

by John Kinuthia

Embracing Vulnerability to Overcome Pain

by Katie Sciba

Reclaiming Your True Identity, Part II

by Stacey Sumereau

Looking closer at St. Joseph this Advent

by John Kinuthia

He Shall Come Again

by Fr. Patrick Briscoe

God is Faithful

by Fr. Patrick Briscoe

I'll choose my price!

 

I can't pay, but still want to pray.

 

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

Katherine

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

Marguerite

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

Julie

“The Church asks us to understand that Christ, who came once in the flesh, is prepared to come again. When we remove all obstacles to His presence He will come, at any hour and moment, to dwell spiritually in our hearts, bringing with Him the riches of His grace.” – St. Charles Borromeo

Katie Sciba

John Kinuthia

Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, OP

Stacey Sumereau

Full Biographies Below ↓

 

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

 

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

Slow down during this busy season and reflect on your relationship with Jesus, and grow closer to Him through prayer.

Become more intentional with your prayer life.

Reflect on what God is asking of you to wait for this Advent. What does He have in store for you? How are you responding to Him?

Renew your hope as you wait expectantly & joyfully for God to work in your life and to answer your prayers.

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

The Retreat will be available beginning on December 2nd!

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

Katherine

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

Marguerite

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

Julie

Why Join the Pray More Advent Retreat?

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

Renew your hope as you wait expectantly & joyfully for God to work in your life and to answer your prayers.

Slow down during this busy season and reflect on your relationship with Jesus, and grow closer to Him through prayer.

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

SPEAKERS

Katie Sciba is a national speaker, retreat writer, and six-time Catholic Press Award-winning columnist. She holds a degree in theology from Benedictine College, and her work on Catholic minimalism, spiritual intimacy with Jesus, as well as marriage and family has impacted audiences nationwide. Katie writes for Cincinnati’s Catholic Telegraph and has been featured on several podcasts and radio shows. Her humor and honesty enable her to connect well with a crowd.

At home, Katie homeschools her children and plays an active part in her husband’s small business. She and Andrew live with their family in Omaha, Nebraska.

You can learn more about her on her website and on her Facebook page.

Father Patrick Mary Briscoe has recently finished his studies in theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Ordained a priest in May 2016, he presently serves at St. Pius V parish in Providence, Rhode Island. He has two younger sisters--who are twins--and thus has no fear of picking fights, even when he's outnumbered! 

Fr. Patrick graduated from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, where he majored in philosophy and French literature. Since joining the Dominican Order, he has served in campus ministry, as an intern at the Archdiocese of Washington, as a missionary in Kenya (alongside the Missionaries of Charity), and at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, DC. Following his ordination to the priesthood, he worked on special assignment for the Knights of Columbus in Krakow, Poland, as an organizer at the World Youth Day Mercy Centre.

John Kinuthia is a Catholic Speaker and Retreat Presenter who inspires people to live their faith fully alive. In his ministry, John is dedicated to helping every person Awaken the Saint Within.

John is also the Director of Cornerstone Impact, a professional training and coaching company that facilitates engaging and highly impactful personal growth and professional development programs to strengthen teams, improve relationships and increase productivity.

He was born and raised in Kenya and is the 2nd of 7 children. In Kenya, he was involved in many aspects of his Catholic Faith including a member of a ‘Small Christian Community’, Catholic Youth Leadership, and a member of VIDES Kenya, a volunteer organization that serves underprivileged children in the Nairobi Area, which is where he met his wife.

In 2012, John came to the US to reunite with the love of his life and pursue his dreams. John enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife are blessed with 3 beautiful boys; Joey, Caleb and Leo.

Stacey Sumereau was a touring Broadway singer and dancer in classic hit shows The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast. Stacey toured 43 States and nearly every province of Canada before discovering that God was calling her away from the competitive world of theatre.

She was sought by cameras to be featured on the Reality TV Show The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns as one of five young women discerning a religious vocation. Although she discerned that God was calling her to marriage and motherhood, Stacey’s discernment experience sparked a call to encourage other young people to let God guide their life choices and to live out of their God-given dignity.

Stacey uses her unique talents of singing, humorous storytelling, and even fire-eating! She has spoken at the National Catholic Youth Conference, the LA Religious Education Congress, and dioceses and parishes across the Country. She hosts the popular Catholic podcast Called and Caffeinated. You can find her online at staceysumereau.com, and on social media @staceysumereau.    

I'll choose my price!

 

I can't pay, but still want to pray.