Title: Rejoice & Be Glad: A Retreat with Pope Francis’ Gaudete et exsultate
Date: April 5 – 7, 2019
Presenter: Trenton Mattingly
Fee: $150
(Cost includes all retreat programming, fresh meals and snacks prepared by Nazareth Food Service throughout the retreat, and lodging.)

Trenton Mattingly is the director of Nazareth Retreat Center. He has an M.A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame through the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He has previously worked in campus and parish ministry.

When Pope Francis’ Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice & Be Glad) was released in April of 2018, it was immediately clear that it wasn’t your typical papal document. It offered practical tips, sage advice, and solemn warnings about heeding the universal call to holiness in a busy, modern, and chaotic world. In this retreat, we will explore and discuss Pope Francis’ background, his hands-on approach to holiness, and some of the major themes promoted during his time as pope. Opportunities for reflection, sharing, prayer, and Mass will be provided each day. 

Registration will close on 22 March 2019 or until all spots are full. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to register.

Accommodations can be viewed here. Bedding and pillows are provided.

Retreat Schedule:
Friday, April 5
12:00 – 4:00 P.M.                   Arrival/Check-In
4:00 P.M.                               First Session with Trenton Mattingly
5:15 P.M.                               Light evening meal

Saturday, April 6
8:00 – 8:30 A.M.                     Breakfast
9:00 A.M.                               Second Session with Trenton Mattingly
10:50 A.M.                             (Optional) Mass in St. Vincent Church
11:45 A.M.                             Main Meal
3:00 P.M.                               Third Session with Trenton Mattingly
5:15 P.M.                               Light evening meal

Sunday, April 7

8:00 – 8:30 A.M.                     Breakfast
9:00 A.M.                               Fourth Session with Trenton Mattingly
10:30 A.M.                             (Optional) Mass in St. Vincent Church
11:45 A.M.                             Main Meal

The retreat ends following the main meal. Feel free to spend some additional time walking the grounds or in prayer prior to your departure.


A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required within ten days of registration to reserve a space. The balance is due ten days before the event.

Questions about registration?
Call: 502.348.1513
Email: nazarethretreatcenter@scnky.org

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