Office of Consecrated Life

To be consecrated is to be set apart for the sacred. It is a call to a life of holiness. The Office of Consecrated Life supports men and women in institutes of consecrated life serving in the Diocese of Knoxville. It also works with the Office of Vocations to promote vocations to consecrated life. 

The Diocese of Knoxville is home to several religious orders of men and women sharing their charisms to strengthen the Church in East Tennessee.

Father Jacques Philippe came to Knoxville in 2019 for a week of extraordinary conferences and a retreat. Father Philippe is a French priest and internationally renowned best-selling author from the Community of the Beatitudes. 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.

To watch or listen to his conferences go to the Diocese of Knoxville YouTube channel here:


The conferences are listed below:

Thursday, February 28, 2019 – “Inner Peace: How to Find and Communicate Peace”

Friday, March 1, 2019 – 3 Day Retreat:

“Personal Prayer Life & Deep Relationship with God”

1st Conference: “Prayer, a source of peace and fruitfulness”

2nd Conference: “Prayer, an act of faith and Hope”

3rd Conference: “Prayer, an act of love”

4th Conference: “Living in God’s presence Part I”

5th Conference: “Living in God’s presence Part II”

Monday, March 4, 2019 –    “How to Grow through Trials and Suffering”

You can also access them directly from the Jacques Philippe playlist at this link: