Offers young adults the opportunity for an intense experience of faith, formation, and the outdoors. These adventures allow the natural beauty of the world to open us to the deep questions that lead us to God. The challenges of the outdoors forge authentic community and forms disciples of the Lord. Every day includes Holy Hour, Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, rosary, talks and group discussions.
Intense and joyful 8 day retreats that run the gamut of two days backpacking and camping through all-night adoration and outdoor Stations of the Cross. Every day is structured by the monastic liturgy of the Brothers of St. John, and offers participants the opportunity to study Philosophy and Theology, and form lasting friendships. With programs for both teens and young adults, the Summer Institutes ignite a fire of love in young people for Christ and His Church.
Hosted by the Brothers and Sisters of St. John in Princeville, Illinois, young people can take the break they need to draw closer to the Lord on our Weekend Retreats. Three days is a perfect chance to hear great talks from the Brothers, pray the Liturgy of the Hours, Holy Mass, and share in Eucharistic Adoration. A bonfire, sports, and free timeround out a weekend filled with depth, challenge, and joy. These weekends are a perfect balance and great way to regain fervor and love for your Faith.
Since 2014, Eagle Eye Ministries has offered Pilgrimages for Associates and friends. Three uniquely enriching pilgrimages have been offered to date: St. John Paul II’s Poland in 2014, the Holy Land in 2015, and Ireland “In the Footsteps of St. Patrick” in May, 2016. Planning for Spring 2017 includes a special Pilgrimage Retreat to Hawaii and St. Damien’s Molokai!
The Marian Faith Network provides ongoing and dynamic formation tools that help one discover & live an authentic relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary. Learn how to MAKE the consecration to Jesus through Mary for the first time, or use the resources here to help you RENEW and LIVE your consecration with greater depth and fervor.
The MFN provides online and real-life opportunities for those having made the consecration to meet each other and grow in continual formation and friendships.
We would like to thank all of those who have showed such great interest in our Ecclesia Program for this coming summer! For the past 5 years Ecclesia has formed, united, and inspired over 125 young adults to dare great things in their relationship with Christ. We give thanks for God’s blessings on this wonderful program!