Join Blessed Pope John Paul II in a spiritual retreat.
A providential life indeed, the late Pope John Paul II lived and charismatically taught the transformative power of God’s grace and the potential of the human spirit. Join renowned spirituality professor, retreat leader and author Fr. Donald Goergen in six life-giving conferences with Pope John Paul II.
Born in Poland, raised in a Nazi and then Soviet occupied country, creative and courageous from the beginning John Paul II was destined to be pope and guide to the world-wide Church. He became a beacon of hope for millions. He was also a deeply faithful mystic, whose guidance and teachings offer a special path to deepen your life in Christ.
A prolific writer, astute churchman, and defender of human dignity, his contributions are extraordinary. In this special six-part series, let Fr. Goergen prayerfully distill Pope John Paul II’s spiritual insights into six retreat conferences that lift your spirit and illuminate your path with Christ.
This retreat program is part of Fr. Donald Goergen’s larger 24-conference series, A Retreat with Four Spiritual Masters by Fr. Donald Goergen, O.P.
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About Your Presenter
Donald Goergen, O.P., Ph.D., is a Dominican priest, teacher, lecturer, and author. He has published many articles and ten books in the areas of Christology and Christian Spirituality. His most recent book was Fire of Love: Encountering the Holy Spirit. He has taught, lectured and given retreats in Asia, Africa, and throughout North America. He was previously Provincial for the Dominican Friars of the Central Province as well as President of the Dominican Leadership Conference. He co-founded the Dominican Ashram, a contemplative Dominican community and ministry of prayer, in which he lived for nine years. He previously taught and currently teaches at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO, where he is also prior of the formation community. His doctorate is in systematic theology, his dissertation on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and his current interests include contemplative traditions, East and West, the evolution of consciousness, and the thought of Thomas Aquinas as a spiritual master. Among other honors awarded him, he is the recipient of the 2010 Yves Congar Award from Barry University in Miami.
Praise for Donald Goergen
“The finest professor with whom I have had the privilege to study, Don’s style is at once captivating and endearing.”
– Fr. Raymond-Marie Bryce, O.P., Associate Pastor, Indiana University
“Fr. Goergen is a contemplative person, very much in tune with contemporary spirituality. He has carried many administrative responsibilities with steady competence. He possesses the Midwestern virtues of hard work and sober judgment, along with a ready humor.”
– Benedict T. Viviano, O.P., biblical scholar
“Few have Fr. Don Goergen’s understanding of the elusive depths of Dominican spirituality. His living of our Dominican life shines through his body of published work on the Holy Spirit as well as his down to earth recorded lectures and retreats on Chardin and our own Eckhart.”
– Mr. Joseph J. Komadina, O.P.
“Father Don Goergen, O.P., is a master of the spiritual life. He has not only studied Christian spirituality for many years but has put into practice in his adult life all of those key elements which enable one to grow in holiness…. Let Don show you with the way with his wisdom and insights.”
– Father Harry Byrne, O.P., Professor Emeritus, Aquinas Institute of Theology
- The Holy Spirit: Dominum et Vivificantem
- Social Concerns: Sollicitudo Rei Socialis
- Christ, Mediator: Redemptoris Missio
- The Gospel of Life: Evangelium Vitae
- Faith and Reason: Fides et Ratio
- A Life Reviewed