NOTE TO PRIESTS – (with update)

UPDATE 5 July:

It’s not too late.  We will close registration on 12 July.

We have worked out the pricing.  I’ll send emails to those of you who wrote to me.  If you don’t hear anything, contact me again.

I have had some nice emails from interested priests.  Hopefully they can work out subs!

Also, one man has signaled that he is flying into MSP airport evening of Sunday 22 July and will drive up.  I post this for the sake of, perhaps, getting some carpooling arranged.



For many years I have belonged to a group of priests who gather every summer for some R&R.

This year we are again meeting on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota, Sunday 22 July (arrival) – Thursday 26 July.

We have a few open spots for priests to join us this year.

Last year, when I advertised this, two priest (one a well-known blogger) were able to join us. I think they had a good time and we certainly enjoyed their company.

The group invites a speaker to address a topic. We have had some pretty distinguished guests over the years, including His Eminence Francis Card. Arinze, Fr. Thomas Dubay, etc. Last year we invited Rabbi David Dalin to speak about Pius XII, and relations of the Church and Jews.  This will be the group’s 27th annual meeting.  We will be exploring as one topic: Islam.  Also, there could be a talk on how to use the Sacra Penitenzieria Apostolica in Rome and have recourse to them, the Process of the Causes of Saints, and New Media.

This is an outstanding group of priests. We have several members who are now bishops (though they can’t participate too much, a couple dropped in last year for a day). Members of our group can gain plenary indulgences on certain feasts, conceded by the Apostolic Penitentiary. There are lots of outdoor things to do during meet-up, which is at a good resort we have used before (e.g, hiking, kayaking, golf, etc.).  Liturgy of the Hours is said together in English in the morning and afternoon, concelebrated Novus Ordo in Latin in the morning (or on your own), and opportunity for the Extraordinary Form for those who prefer. I did almost all the cooking last year, though there is a good restaurant. I will probably do a lot of the cooking this year as well (to keep the expenses down).

If any Catholic priests in good standing would like to join us, please drop me a line using the CONTACT link under the banner at the top of this blog or HERE.  Just priests please.  Please put: “NOTE TO PRIESTS” in the email subject line so I don’t miss your note.

The closest airport is Duluth. There may car “pool” opportunities from Minneapolis depending on your point of origin and time of arrival.

UPDATE 29 June 1635 GMT:

I have gotten some nibbles from around the country.  This could be pretty interesting!

UPDATE 2 July:

We have worked out some pricing.  I’ll send emails to those of you who wrote to me.  If you don’t hear anything, contact me again.

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