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 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.
Books will be available for purchase at the retreat.
Cost: $95.00 ( includes 2 lunches and 1 dinner, breakfast treats, snacks and drinks)
Tickets available November 1: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/tn–knoxville/events
or through the Paraclete Bookstore (email@example.com) or (865) 588-0388
Friday, March 1
6:00 p.m. Registration & Social with hors d’oeuvres in the Parish Hall
7:00–8:00 p.m. Welcome, Introduction and 1st Conference
**Adoration will take place in the church from 9:00 p.m. on Friday until 9:00 a.m. on Saturday – Retreatants may also adore in the church**
Saturday, March 2
8:00 a.m. Registration – Parish Hall
9:00–10:00 a.m. 2nd Conference
10:00–10:45 a.m. Break/Time of Reflection/Prayer
10:45–11:45 a.m. 3rd Conference
12:00–12:40 p.m. Mass –All Saints Church – Fr. Philippe will celebrate Mass
1:00–2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00–2:30 p.m. Break/Time of Reflection/Prayer
2:30–3:30 p.m. 4th Conference
3:30–5:00 p.m. Book signing/free time
5:00–6:00 p.m. Holy Hour with Vespers, Adoration and Benediction in Parish Hall
6:00–7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00–8:00 p.m. 5th Conference
8:10–8:30 p.m. Compline (Night Prayer) – optional
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
2:15–3:15 p.m. 6th (Final) Conference
3:15–4:00 p.m. Q. & A. / Book signing
Father Philippe will also be offering 2 other conferences in Knoxville on February 28 and March 4 at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus from 7:00-9:00 p.m.