12-15 July 2021: “LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS” Conference for Priests

For the last couple of years I have attended great summer conference for priests held in West Virginia, at a beautiful location. The conference is sponsored by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.

I’ve been much enriched by what I picked up in the talks and the time with priests was, both times, terrific.

My life is chaos at the moment, but I am going to try to go this year, too. I’m planning about it.

A few factors to help you consider.

  • First, while there is a chance to concelebrate, there is also a large chapel set up with individual altars so that priests can say Mass in either form on their own schedule.  Last year they did a great job of putting that together and the Blessed Sacrament was reserved there as well.
  • Second, there are ample opportunities for confession with good, solid confessors who are not from your own area.
  • Third, the food is great.
  • Fourth, the evening fellowship is outstanding.
  • Fifth, if you care for such things there is this game called “guelph” or “gulf” or something like that.
  • Sixth, the region where the conference center is, Oglebay Resort near Wheeling, is quite beautiful.
  • Seventh, there is an outstanding bookstore.



About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. Semper Gumby says:


  2. Semper Gumby says:

    God willing Fr. Z will be able to attend. One of the scholars is John Bergsma, author of “Jesus and the Old Testament Roots of the Priesthood.”

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