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Men’s retreat Feb. 24-26: prayer and battle

(SNR) - All men are invited to join Father Sean Kilcawley in a weekend retreat at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly Feb. 24-26. 

Speaking on “Prayer and Battle,” Father Kilcawley will address ways Catholic men can enter into spiritual battle with confidence and hope, knowing God constantly overcomes evil with good.

Father Kilcawley said he hopes men attending will gain two advantages from this retreat: “The first is that they might encounter Jesus Christ in a more profound way themselves,” he said. “The retreat will provide space for men to step out of the world in order to spend time with our Lord Jesus Christ who came to reveal the face of the Father’s love for each of us.”

The second advantage “is that they will gain insight into how to hand on to others what they have received,” Father Kilcawley continued. “We will spend time learning from Christ the true meaning of masculine love, spiritual leadership, and fatherhood.  Come receive the tools and insights needed to live your vocations as men, and resist the attacks that the evil one is waging.”

While open to men of all ages, husbands and fathers are particularly invited to this retreat, as they have a serious responsibility of being leaders, protectors, and providers for their families in a world often confused about and even directly opposed to the gospel message of love, communion and family.

The event is also called a “Man-to-Man Retreat,” because men often find assistance and strength through spiritual fellowship with other men, as so many have experienced through programs like That Man Is You and St. Joseph Covenant Keepers. Regnum Christi is helping sponsor the Man-to-Man retreat, as many men in their weekly Regnum Christi “Encounter with Christ” have found it to be a formative experience helping them to be better men, husbands, and fathers.

Father Sean Kilcawley is a nationally-recognized speaker on Theology of the Body, human love, and recovery from pornography addiction. 

Ordained in 2005, Father Kilcawley was an assistant in Lincoln at St. Joseph and North American Martyrs parishes, while teaching at Pius X High School. He did advanced studies at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family, and currently serves as director of the Diocese of Lincoln Office of Family Life, and as theological advisor for Integrity Restored, www.integrityrestored.com.

To register for the men’s retreat, or any of the weekend retreats at Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly, go to www.goodcounselretreat.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 402-786-2705.

Other upcoming retreats for men and women include “Discipleship according to St. John’s Gospel” March 3-5 with Msgr. Joseph Nemec, a retreat with FOCUS Campus Ministry March 20-24, and “Healing in the Heart of Christ” March 24-26 with Father Mark Czya.

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