The Bishop John M. D’Arcy Program in Priestly Renewal is a week-long experience of intellectual and spiritual renewal for invited diocesan priests from various dioceses of the United States. The retreat-style conference is held each summer on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.
During the course of the week, attending priests have opportunities for study and reflection, individual spiritual direction, workshops, priestly fraternity, and ample time to rest, relax, and take full advantage of the Notre Dame campus.
This experience is fully funded and underwritten by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame with the support of a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.
The week at Notre Dame last summer was filled with the personal experience of God’s love. I felt His presence in all that we did, and through the care of those who were leading the seminar and supporting us through the week.
In sessions with other priests, laughter, connecting with some of the people I encountered on campus, or simply walking through this campus, this became the necessary field hospital in my life.