Prepare for the season of Lent with a pre-Lenten retreat led by French priest and internationally renowned best-selling author Father Jacques Philippe at All Saints Church in Knoxville March 1-3. The theme of the retreat, hosted by the Office of Consecrated Life, is “Personal Prayer Life and Deep Relationship with God.” Conferences will be in the Parish Hall.
Father Philippe is a member of the Community of the Beatitudes, an ecclesial family of consecrated life which gathers faithful from all states of life (married or unmarried lay people, seminarians, priests, permanent deacons, men and women consecrated in celibacy) who wish to conform as closely as possible to the model of the early Christian community through the common life, the sharing of goods, voluntary poverty, and an intense sacramental and liturgical life.
With over one million copies sold in 24 languages, Father Philippe’s Books by Father Jacques Philippe on themes such as prayer, interior freedom, and peace of heart have become classics of modern Catholic spirituality. Father Philippe’s conferences will be a valuable preparation for Lent.
The Paraclete Bookstore will be selling Father Philippe’s books at the retreat.
Cost: $95.00 ( includes 2 hot lunches, breakfast treats, snacks and drinks)
or through the Paraclete Bookstore (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (865) 588-0388
Friday, March 1
6:00 p.m. Registration & Social – Parish Hall
7:00–8:00 p.m. Welcome, Introduction, 1st Conference: “Prayer, a source of peace and fruitfulness”
**(Adoration will take place in the church from 9:00 p.m. on Friday until 9:00 a.m. on Saturday)
Saturday, March 2
8:00 a.m. Registration – Parish Hall
9:00–9:40 a.m. Mass –All Saints Church – Fr. Philippe will celebrate Mass
10:00–11:00 a.m. 2nd Conference: “Prayer, an act of faith and hope” – Parish Hall
11:00–11:45 a.m. Break/Time of Reflection/Private Prayer
11:45–12:45 a.m. 3rd Conference: “Prayer, an act of love” – Parish Hall
1:00–2:30 p.m. Lunch – Parish Hall
2:45–3:45 p.m. 4th Conference: “Living in God’s presence part 1”
4:00– Book signing/free time for prayer/possible confessions
Sunday, March 3
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Mass in the Church – Fr. Philippe will con-celebrate Mass
1:00–2:00 p.m. Lunch – Parish Hall
2:15–3:15 p.m. 5th Conference: “Living in God’s Presence part 2”
3:15–4:00 p.m. Some practical indications on prayer/Q & A /Book signing
Father Philippe is also offering 2 other conferences in Knoxville on February 28, “Inner Peace: How to Find and Communicate Peace” and March 4, “How to Grow Through Trials and Suffering” at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Cathedral Hall from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Registration is at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are also available through the Paraclete Bookstore email@example.com