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 $0 :) 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, Click here for instructions on donating by mail.

“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

Advent: What Are We Waiting For?

by Br. Casey Cole

 

Letting the Lord Work in Us

by Br. Casey Cole

 

Encountering Christ Within

by Br. Casey Cole

 

Knowing & Doing the Will of the Father: Not Everyone Will Enter the Kingdom of Heaven

by Pete Burak

Jesus' Familial Love for Us: "His Heart Was Moved by Pity"

by Pete Burak

 

Pray Big: "Ask for a sign from the Lord, your God"

by Fr. Kyle Manno

 

Faith Through Suffering

by Pete Burak

 

Rejoicing in the Lord

by Br. Casey Cole

 

St. Joseph's Side of the Story

by Pete Burak

Finding the Lost Sheep

by Fr. Kyle Manno

 

Restless Hearts

by Fr. Kyle Manno

 

What does the Song of Songs have to do with Advent?

by Fr. Kyle Manno

 

Bible 101: A Crash Course in Scripture, Part I

By Katie Patrizio

 

Bible 101: A Crash Course in Scripture, Part II

by Katie Patrizio

 

Bible 101: A Crash Course in Scripture, Part III

by Katie Patrizio

 

Bible 101: A Crash Course in Scripture, Part IV

by Katie Patrizio

 

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 

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

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

Slow down and reflect on your prayer life and encounter with Jesus.

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?

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

Renew your hope as you wait expectantly & joyfully for God's answers to your prayers.

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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 season.

Slow down and reflect on your prayer life and encounter with Jesus.

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?

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

Renew your hope as you wait expectantly & joyfully for God's answers to your prayers.

SPEAKERS

Fr. Kyle Manno grew up in Palatine, IL with two loving parents and the youngest of four children. He went to Northern Illinois University where he studied music. During his time in college, he started taking sign language classes at the local parish with a priest. He soon discovered that priests and the faith are much more enjoyable than he ever thought. After much prayer, he decided to apply to the seminary. Upon graduating from NIU with a Music Education degree he was accepted to Mundelein Seminary where he spent two years studying philosophy and another four years studying theology. During his time in seminary he was able to study Spanish in Mexico, as well as in an El Salvadorian Orphanage with 250 kids.

He was ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ on June 4, 2016. Of that day he says, “I can honestly say, that was the happiest day of my life. I cannot imagine doing anything else…As a deacon, I was ordained to serve. As a priest, I was ordained to give up my life so that all of you can get to heaven.” Father Manno currently serves as Vocation Director for the Diocese of Rockford and Parochial Vicar of the Newman Center at Northern Illinois University. 

Father Manno also has a street evangelization project entitled, "Priest with Mic" in which he speaks to people around the U.S. about their beliefs and thoughts. He recently also brought "Priest with a Mic" to Sirius XM radio with a 3 part series that talked on Evangelization, Happiness, and love. To find out more about Father Manno visit fathermanno.com

Katie Patrizio is a popular speaker and teacher with a gift for making the most elusive topics accessible and meaningful to a wide range of audiences.  Best known for her talks on Scripture, she's also passionate about inspiring people to holiness.

A native of Southern California, Katie holds a Bachelor's degree in philosophy and theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Master's degree in Biblical theology from John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego.

She currently serves as the Director of Faith Formation at St. Cecilia Parish in Ames, IA and as an instructor for the Catechetical Institute of the Diocese of Des Moines.  She is a frequent guest on Iowa Catholic Radio and speaks and teaches often on topics of Scripture and popular theology. ​In her free time Katie enjoys reading, flying, and competitive rowing. You can learn more about her here.

Pete Burak is the director of i.d.9:16, the young adult outreach of Renewal Ministries. i.d.9:16 seeks to form young adults into intentional disciples of Jesus Christ by supporting parishes through training, content, and ongoing support. He is a 2010 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has earned a Master’s Degree in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. His Master's thesis is titled, "Responding to the Crisis of Discipleship Among Catholic Millennials" and he has also written a popular booklet called "Gamechanger: The Role of the Holy Spirit in the New Evangelization." Pete is one of the founders of the Millennial Church Conference and he is a frequent speaker on discipleship, evangelization, and young adult topics. He hosts a weekly YouTube show called Cathlist. Additionally, Pete is the co-director of Pine Hills Boys Camp, a Christian leadership camp for young men. Pete and his wife Cait have three children: Grace, Erin, and Donovan and one more on the way!

Br. Casey Cole graduated from Furman University in 2011 with a degree in Religious Studies with a minor in poverty studies. In August 2017, he made solemn profession with the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans), and was ordained a deacon in March of 2018. He's currently living in Chicago finishing studies at the Catholic Theological Union. He's published a book entitled, Called: What Happens After Saying Yes to God.

I'll choose my price!

 

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