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!
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.
Here’s What You Get When You Register:
Video Presentations with Transcripts
Reflective Study Guides
A Lent Well Spentby Elizabeth Ficocelli
Redemptive Sufferingby Mary Lenaburg
Pray Like a Saint: Wisdom for Growing Closer to God, Part Iby Matthew Leonard
Death is Not the Endby Mary Lenaburg
Pray Like a Saint: Wisdom for Growing Closer to God, Part IIby Matthew Leonard
Bleeding Hands, Weeping Stone: Miracles of the Churchby Elizabeth Ficocelli
God Makes All Things Newby Mary Lenaburg
Radical Love: Mother Teresaby Mary Lenaburg
The Joy of Reconciliationby Elizabeth Ficocelli
Spiritual GPS: The 3 Stages of the Spiritual Life, Part Iby Matthew Leonard
To Pray like a Childby Fr. Ethan Moore
Spiritual GPS: The 3 Stages of the Spiritual Life, Part IIby Matthew Leonard
Engaging a Season of Struggle with a Spirit of Joyby Fr. Ethan Moore
Sacrifice and Silliness: a Way to have Bothby Fr. Ethan Moore
Mamma Mary with a Side of Graceby Fr. Ethan Moore
Choose Joyby Mary Lenaburg
-- Why join the Pray More Lenten Retreat? --
We all need to pray more!
“Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in my desire for holiness, in a generous apostolate in my daily life, in my ordinary work among my colleagues? … What better way to begin Lent? Let’s renew our faith, hope and love.”
– St. Josemaria Escriva
Countdown Until The Pray More Lenten Retreat is Available!
-- What would the Saints say about this? --
- St. Josemaria Escriva
- Pope Benedict XVI
- Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
– Fr. John Lombardi
Why Join the Pray More Lenten Retreat?
Deepen your faith and pray more this Lenten season from the comfort of your own home!
Matthew Leonard is an internationally known speaker, author, podcaster, filmmaker, and Vice President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology (founded by Dr. Scott Hahn). A convert to Catholicism and former missionary to Latin America, Matthew is a frequent guest on radio and television programs across the country appearing on SiriusXM, EWTN, CBS, and the Magnificat. He hosts a podcast on iTunes titled “The Art of Catholic.” Matthew is the Executive Producer and host of the best-selling Journey Through Scripture video series and is a featured speaker by Lighthouse Catholic Media. He also holds a Masters in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of two books, Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic and Prayer Works! Getting A Grip On Catholic Spirituality. Matthew lives in Ohio with his wife Veronica and their five children. Learn more about him at MatthewSLeonard.com.
Mary Lenaburg is a writer, speaker, wife and mother sharing her witness and testimony about God’s Redeeming love. After suffering a miscarriage, she gave birth to her son Jonathan in 1989. After another miscarriage, her daughter Courtney arrived August 1992. On September 27, 1992, while being baptized, Courtney had the first of many grand-mal seizures. Going from the church to the emergency room, Mary’s world changed forever. For the next twenty-two years Mary and her family took a spiritual journey that led them to Lourdes, France, numerous hospitals and specialists with their daughter and finally to home-based hospice. Courtney took her last breath this side of heaven on December 27, 2014, the feast of St. John the Beloved, while in her mother’s arms. She is now her parents and big brothers most powerful intercessor. Mary lives in Northern Virginia with her husband of 28 years and her grown son. She continues to embrace her father’s advice: Never quit, never give up, never lose your faith. It’s the one reason you walk this earth. For God just this time and place just for you, so make the most of it. Mary can be found on-line at www.marylenaburg.com
Elizabeth Ficocelli is a best-selling, award-winning author of fifteen books for adults and young people and a contributor to national Catholic magazines. She is a frequent guest on Catholic television and radio and the host of her own radio program, “Answering The Call” on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio AM 820. A sought-after speaker, Elizabeth presents at national Catholic conferences, catechetical events, parishes, schools, and retreats, sharing her love and enthusiasm for the Catholic faith with audiences of all ages. She and her husband of 31 years have four boys and reside in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please visit www.elizabethficocelli.com.
Fr. Ethan Moore is currently the parochial vicar at St. Peters in Huber Heights, OH along with the parishes of Old North Dayton. As a newly ordained priest some of his adventures have included a midnight Mass for New Years, the initial phase of forming a Catholic Biker Gang, and the wilds of everyday parish life. Fr. Ethan is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico but hails McCartyville, Ohio as home.