In September 2023, the Archdiocese of Kaunas, the Redemptorist Fathers, the community “Fount of Mercy”, and the mission community “Tree of Life” are organising a retreat with Andrew Comiskey (USA). The Lithuanians have already had the opportunity to get to know this missionary’s ministry, as he and his team have served in Lithuania several times.
This time, there will be a retreat for priests, religious, and seminarians on the 22nd of September and for laymen on the 23rd of September.
Preliminary program (minor changes possible)
Friday. Meeting for priests, religious and seminarians
11:00 – Fruitful Fathering 1: how Father helps us as fathers to listen to, envision, and confirm the fatherless
12:15 – coffee break
13:00 – Fruitful Fathering 2: how Father helps us as fathers to ignite, refine, and restore the fatherless.
Saturday. Meeting for laymen
8 30am-915am Mass (optional)
9 30-1030am Defining Manhood: who we are and who Jesus invites us to become
11 00-1200pm Redeeming Manhood: how we become sons of the Father and brothers of each other (worship/ministry time)
12 00-100pm small groups
13-14 30pm lunch
14 30-15 30pm Facing Our Masculine Wounds Together: bad traditions, hearts of flesh, good suffering (worship/ministry time)
15 30-16 30pm small groups
17 00-18 00pm Fruit of Healing: loving women well and making our children proud
More information about Andrew and his ministry is available here.