Hunger for God – A Good Friday Day of Recollection

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Please join us for a Good Friday day of recollection at the Marianist Retreat and Conference Center on Friday, April 7, 2023, from 9 am – 1 pm. Msgr. Michael Witt will lead us through two presentations and some time for reflection and meditation, focusing on the symbolism of Biblical meals. Attendees will also have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and/or Spiritual Direction, if desired. We will conclude with a light Lenten lunch, featuring baked tilapia -which is what scholars believe Jesus served his apostles! Though this event technically ends at 1 pm, folks are welcome to stay as late as 3 pm, walking our beautiful grounds and/or spending some quiet time in our peaceful chapel. Or, if you would like to attend your own parish’s Good Friday services, you will have plenty of time to do so after this event ends! Cost is $35 per person, and registration is now open! Please note, however, that our registration deadline is Noon on Monday, April 3, 2023.

About our presenter: Msgr. Michael John Witt was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis in 1990. Before that he served the Church for twenty-two years as a Christian Brother, teaching in Oklahoma, Missouri and Tennessee. He holds a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University in Modern European History and a Masters in Divinity from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. He has served the archdiocese as associate pastor, pastor, Rector of the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine, a Traditional Latin community, Director of Continuing Formation of Priests, Director of the Permanent Diaconate, Interim President-Rector of the seminary, and is currently Professor of Church History at the seminary and pastor of All Saints Parish in University City. Besides journal articles, Monsignor Witt has published two books on American Catholic topics and has completed a four-volume history of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis; the audio versions are available on Covenant Network and the books are available at Pauline Books and Media, Catholic Books and Gifts and Catholic Supply.


To register, call or email Jen Duncan, Hospitality Director at 636.938.5390 or