Men's Retreat

Fall 2016 Men's Retreat

Date Published: Nov. 6, 2016

The men of the Fall 2016 class had their chance to spend a weekend on a silent retreat at the Casa Divin Maestro, a center overlooking Lake Albano with views of Castel Gandolfo. The retreat house is a beautiful and peaceful space, even used by Pope Francis during the 2014 Lenten season. The Men’s Retreat was organized and led by Rome Chaplain Msgr. Fucinaro and Assistant Chaplain Father David Brown, who were assisted by other American priests and seminarians from the Pontifical North American College, as well as Fr. John Bayer, a Cistercian from Our Lady of Dallas Abbey. The ability to get away from the busy schedule and spend a few days in quiet prayer and reflection is often a highlight of the whole semester for students!

Men's Retreat



First Day in Rome: January 17th, 2016

Our Spring 2016 Romers arrived early in the morning on January 16th and were greeted in Fiumicino Airport by Resident Coordinators Joe Hrbacek and Mike Pitstick, Dr. Peter Hatlie, and two Student Assistants. The students were shuttled by bus to campus and arrived jet-lagged but ecstatic at the first sight of their new home, Due Santi! The students settled in, explored the campus grounds (including a vineyard, pool, pergola, and soccer field!) and began orientation which included meeting their new professors

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