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.

“This retreat made my Lent more meaningful and has brought me to a better spiritual life!”

Jeanne

“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:

Speakers

Video Presentations with Transcripts

Reflective Study Guides

TOPICS

Renewing our Covenant with God this Lent

by Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck

Let Your Servant Go in Peace: Responding to God in Prayer

by Dr. Scott Powell

Embrace the Awkward: Deuteronomy and the Foundations of Prayer

by Dr. Scott Powell

Jesus and the Storms of Life

by Beth Davis

Created to Love & Live in Relationship with God

by Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck

Our Deepest Identity

by Beth Davis

The Grace Trifecta, Part I: Prayer

by Allison Gingras

God's Ways Are Not Our Ways

by Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck

The Grace Trifecta, Part II: Scripture

by Allison Gingras

"Whoever serves me must follow me"

by Fr. Thomas Quinn

The Grace Trifecta, Part III: The Sacraments

By Allison Gingras

Facing our Goliaths: The Most Famous Old Testament Story We've Never Heard

by Dr. Scott Powell

The Father's Heart

by Beth Davis

Extravagant Love

by Beth Davis

For God So Loved the World

by Fr. Thomas Quinn

Palm Sunday

by Fr. Thomas Quinn

I'll choose my price!

 

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

 

“This retreat made my Lent more meaningful and has brought me to a better spiritual life!”

Jeanne

“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

We all need to pray more!

“Prayer is the most powerful weapon a Christian has. Prayer makes us effective. Prayer makes us happy. Prayer gives us all the strength that we need to fulfill God’s commands. Yes, indeed, your whole life can and should be a prayer.”

– St. Josemaria Escriva

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

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

Slow down and reflect on your walk with Jesus and how you can strengthen your relationship with Him and get to know Him and His word better. 

Become more intentional with your prayer life.

Reflect on God's mercy and immeasurable love for us as He sent His son to die for our sins.

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

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

Countdown Until The Pray More Lenten Retreat is Available!

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-- What would the Saints say about this? -- 

"Overcome any sluggishness you may feel, and the false excuse that prayer can wait for later. Let us never put off this vital source of grace until tomorrow. Now is the right time."

- St. Josemaria Escriva

"Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life..."

- Pope Benedict XVI

"'Repent and believe' Jesus tells us. What are we to repent? Our indifference, our hardness of heart. What are we to believe? Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor -- He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you."

- St. Teresa of Calcutta

“Lent is about a relationship, the most important one, with God and our neighbor.”

- Fr. John Lombardi

"This retreat made my Lent more meaningful and has brought me to a better spiritual life!"

Jeanne

"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 Lenten Retreat?

Become more intentional with your prayer life.

Reflect on God's mercy and immeasurable love for us as He sent His son to die for our sins.

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

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

SPEAKERS

Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck is originally from the Bloomington-Normal area where he grew up serving as an altar boy at Holy Trinity in Bloomington, IL. He was also a very gifted athlete as well. Fr. Chase made the United States Under 17 National Team in high school and was named a high school All-American before moving on to play at Clemson University. While at Clemson, he was a four-year starter helping the tigers to the 2001 ACC championship and four NCCAA tournament berths including two elite eight appearances. 

After Graduating in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and international trade, He signed with the Chilean first team division soccer league.  On a second division club in 2006, he helped the team achieve promotion to Chile’s top flight while winning the league title. Father played the 2007 season in the first division while completing his fourth and final year in the Chilean league.  In two of those years he was selected the league’s most valuable player at the left full-back position.  He also spent time with the Colorado Rapids and played for the New England Revolution in the United States Major League Soccer.

He ultimately left it all to enter the seminary to become a Catholic priest and was ordained for Diocese of Peoria by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky on May 24th 2014. After ordination Father served as the Parochial Vicar in Moline and Silvis, Illinois as well as a chaplain at Alleman High School in Rock Island. In 2016 Father Chase became the Assistant Chaplain at the St. John Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois in Champaign, the nation’s largest Newman Center. Father now mentors the Newman Hall resident advisor team and serves as the spiritual leader for the Koinionia and freshman retreat programs.  He also helps to lead and mentor the student athletes participating in the Catholic Illini Athletic Intramural teams.

While his life has been filled with many incredible experiences as a professional athlete there has been nothing in his life that has been as rewarding as serving our Lord and His people as a Roman Catholic Priest.

Beth Davis is the Director of Ministry Advancement for Blessed is She. In this role she writes curriculum and directs retreats, provides support to parishes and small groups, and develops community from the ground up. She served as a youth minister for eleven years in Flagstaff after earning her degree in Special Education from Western New Mexico University. She is passionate about teaching women how to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus and speaking hope to weary hearts. Find out more about Beth and Blessed is She here: blessedisshe.net

Dr. Scott Powell is a teacher, theologian, author, and the director of the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought, an outreach to the University of Colorado in Boulder. Scott has spent the last decade speaking and teaching theology and the Scriptures to groups of all ages. He and his wife Annie are the founders of Camp Wojtyla, a Catholic adventure program for youth based in the Colorado Rockies. Scott also co-hosts and produces the popular Catholic podcast, “The Word on the Hill with the Lanky Guys,” and he has appeared in numerous Augustine Institute Studio productions, including Symbolon, Beloved, Reborn, YDisciple and the Opening the Word series. He has been featured on EWTN, Catholic Answers Live and numerous other Catholic outlets. He holds a PhD in Catholic studies from Maryvale Institute/Liverpool Hope University in England. Scott, his wife Annie and their three children — Lily Avila, Samuel Isaac and Evelyn Luca — live near Boulder, Colorado.

Allison Gingras is the founder of Reconciled To You where she blogs, shares and speaks about the Catholic faith in our everyday life and the many opportunities life presents to discover the grace of God!  She shares these with great enthusiasm, passion and a sense of humor.  Allison is a WINE Specialist overseeing and facilitating social media for WINE: Women in the New Evangelization.

Fr. Thomas P. Quinn is from Montclair, New Jersey, where he grew up with his four younger sisters. From a young age he was heavily involved at his home parish, most especially in assisting the priests as an altar boy. After graduating from Catholic grammar and high schools, Fr. Tom began university studies in history at Caldwell University, a local Dominican college, where he worked for the theology department and also became involved in the college's music program. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, Fr. Tom began historical studies on the graduate level at the Newark campus of Rutgers University, concentrating on European History as well as the history of technology, the environment, and medicine. 

Whilst undertaking graduate studies, and experiencing a deeper conversion to the Lord, childhood desires for the priesthood returned, and he entered Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University, the local major seminary for the Archdiocese of Newark. Fr. Tom was ordained in 2015 and currently serves as a parochial vicar at Saint Michael's Parish in Cranford, NJ, where he leads the RCIA program, an apostolate for young families, young adult activities, and adult spiritual formation.

I'll choose my price!

 

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