Postponed - UNBOUND EUROPEAN CATHOLIC PRIEST RETREAT with Neal Lozano
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About The Event
You have been called to heroically serve the Church. However, demands of ministry can take you away from the source of your joy and strength – Jesus Christ, leading to exhaustion and burnout. At the Unbound Retreat, the One who called you to be His servant is waiting to renew your heart, soul and ministry. Come and reconnect with the Lord, along with your fellow brothers and experience the renewal that your heart desires.
WHAT IS UNBOUND?
The Unbound Prayer model is the foundational "tool" of a USA based ministry 'Heart of the Father', a small, family based ministry founded in the family's deep Catholic faith with an ecumenical heart. Heart of the Father Ministries was founded in 1997 by Neal Lozano and his wife Janet. Their son, Matt Lozano, joined the ministry about 10 years ago.
Whilst the Unbound model is widely accepted across the euchumenical world, Neal Lozano and his family are faithful Roman Catholics who adhere strictly to the teaching of the Magisterium, with a deep love for evangelisation. The Lozanos have been teaching and training both clergy and lay people to use this ministry model of healing and freedom for many, many years. Unbound is now a well known and widely accepted ministry model and has helped many, many thousands of people break free from unhealthy patterns of sin, attachments and deception. It is now well established in over 40 countries. Neal Lozano and the Unbound model have the approval and blessing of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. A recent Unbound Priest Retreat at the "Franciscan University of Steubenville" was attended by over 300 Priests, Deacons and Seminarians.
Unbound helps people find a deeper, inner freedom in Christ through ‘Five Keys’. The Five Keys are: Repentance and Faith, Forgiveness, Renunciation, Authority and Blessing.
The model focuses on listening deeply to a person's story and paying close attention to how that person reacted and responded to events and situations in their lives. During this Retreat, you will learn how to use the “5 Keys” to close doors on sin & evil influences in your own life and also in the lives of those to whom you minister. You will learn how to speak the Father’s blessings & plans into your life and others.
This will be a Teaching Retreat on deliverance, inner healing & living an abundant life in Jesus. So many of us believe that we just have to tolerate the cross in our lives and in day to day struggles, additions and difficulties. Whilst redemptive suffering has an important and worthy place in, and message for the Church today, the Lord does not ask us to just accept suffering unconditionally. Unbound ministry is for everyone.
Have you every struggle with:
* worry, stress or anxiety?
* procrastination, perfectionism or approval-seeking?
* chaos, drama or tolerating overwhelming difficulties?
* shame, guilt, inadequacy or depression?
* feeling hurt or wounded by a situation, person or place?
* feeling you have settled for second best?
* bad habits/patterns or confessing the same sins over & over?
* prolonged grief, anger, sadness, loneliness, bitterness or resentment?
* feeling hopeless or despairing that nothing will ever change?
* addictions or addictive behaviour?
* negative patterns or thoughts?
* stagnation in your spiritual growth or feeling your personal relationship with God is being hindered?
Do you have a longing to:
* tap into the power of the Gospel in a deeper way?
* be better equiped to understand how to help someone else?
* better understand negative influences?
* learn more about healing and deliverance ministry?
If you see yourself or others you minister to, in any of these statements, this Retreat is for you...
This retreat is exclusively for Catholic Priests (with a small number of places possibly available for Deacons and Seminarians - please enquire). It will offer a detailed view of the Unbound prayer ministry model. You will learn a variety of practical ways that the "Five Keys" of Unbound can be incorporated into the general ministry of Catholic priests, including the Sacrament of Reconciliation and spiritual direction. You will receive in depth teaching on Unbound, and also be taught how to minisiter to others using the Unbound model.
The Unbound model is a practical guide to simple, gentle, quiet, non confrontational deliverance prayer for both clergy and lay people to use within their ministries. It does NOT in any way encroach upon the ministry of major exorcism which Unbound clearly teaches is reserved solely for appointed exorcists in the Church.
The Unbound Lincoln Team are facilitating this Retreat on behalf of Heart of the Father Ministries to present five days of engaging talks, practical teaching sessions, with spiritual direction available with Fr Boniface, and plenty of time for fellowship with your brother priests. Spending time in prayer together with a focus on the Sacraments will be an important focus of this Retreat, because all other graces proceed from this. In addition, to daily Mass, you will have ample time for personal prayer and reflection, including the opportunity for daily adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered daily, as well. Fr Boniface Hicks, an author and an experienced retreat master (see below) for laity, consecrated religious and priests, will be at your disposal over the course of the 5 days.
The Retreat will provide ongoing formation to aid in your priestly ministry. You will have the benefit of hearing from experienced, international Catholic speakers and theologians who will present stimulating, thought provoking talks.
Finally, this Retreat will offer time for growing in priestly brotherhood through shared meals and recreation. Priests who attend past Unbound Priest Retreats often cite this brotherly fellowship as one of the most blessed parts of the Retreat. Grow in solidarity and friendship and form lasting friendships.
A LITTLE ABOUT WALSINGHAM...
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HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE RETREAT?
To get the most out of the Retreat, it is recommended that you read the first 9 chapters of Neal Lozano's book: "UNBOUND: A Practical Guide to Deliverance".
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Neal serves as the Executive Director of Heart of the Father Ministries and the Unbound ministry efforts.
Neal Lozano has more that forty years pastoral experience helping people find freedom in Jesus Christ. He is the author of the best-selling book, Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance, together with a number of other books, including a series for children.
He is an international speaker and has spoken at various global conferences. Neal holds a Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Villanova University, where he has also led an evangelistic outreach to students.
Janet has served alongside of Neal for more than forty years in pastoral care, missions and Unbound conference ministry.
She teaches at Unbound conferences, with a focus on training others to use Unbound Ministry. Janet also plays a key role in Heart of the Father’s local ministry team development. When Janet isn’t training or praying for others, she can be found spending time with and enjoying her fourteen grandchildren.
She and Neal met while students at Villanova University where Janet earned a degree in Nursing.
Matthew Lozano serves as Director of Training and Leadership Development for Heart of the Father Ministries.
He has twelve years of teaching experience and holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Villanova University and a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute. He and his wife Jennifer have five children and live in the Philadelphia area.
He is the coauthor of the Unbound Ministry Guidebook and Abba’s Heart.
Fr Boniface Hicks
Father Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Since his ordination to the priesthood in 2004, he has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests, even while completing his PhD in computer science at Penn State University, USA. He became the programming manager and an on-air contributor for We Are One Body® Catholic Radio in 2010 and has recorded thousands of radio programs on theology and the spiritual life.
Father Boniface has extensive experience as a retreat master for laity, consecrated religious, and priests. He became the director of Spiritual Formation for Saint Vincent Seminary, USA in 2016 and has offered courses there on spiritual direction. Together with Father Thomas Acklin, OSB, he is the author of "Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love", published by Emmaus Road Publishing.
Additional Speakers still to be added
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(currently subject to changes in timing and content with the addition of speakers possible):
More information coming soon...but each day will feature Mass, Divine Office and Holy Hour together with talks and practical workshops. There will also be opportunities for quiet personal time, Unbound prayer ministry and spiritual direction.
RESOURCES & BOOKS
There will be a selection of Unbound Books, DVDs, CDs, Workbooks etc for sale over the course of the Retreat. Cash, Cheques and major Debit/Credit Cards all accepted.
ACCOMODATION & FOOD
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CAR PARKING & LOCAL TRAVEL
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Car Parking - "Pay and Display" car parking is available at the Old Mill car park in the centre of the village, accessible from Common Place or Coker’s Hill. "Pay and display" coach parking is at the coach park at Station Road, accessed via Egmere Road or for small vehicles can be approached from Friday Market. Cars may also park at the coach park subject to availability.
Both car parks now have machines which accept cards or cash, and sell full day, weekend and weekly period parking passes.
There is also free car parking at the RC National Shrine in Houghton St Giles, a mile out of the village.
From the West:
From King’s Lynn follow the A148 to Fakenham (about 17 miles). At the roundabout just before Fakenham turn left, then left again after 300 yards on to the B1105, signposted Walsingham.
From the East:
From Norwich follow the A1067 to Fakenham. Turn right at the first roundabout, straight on at the next roundabout (near Morrison’s) and then left at the next roundabout onto by-pass (A148 – towards Kings Lynn). After about one mile turn right onto B1105 to Walsingham.
From the South:
From London and the South leave the M11 at Junction 9 (Newmarket, Norwich).
Take the A11 towards Newmarket, which then merges with the A14.
After 6 miles follow the sign A11 (Thetford, Norwich).
At Barton Mills roundabout take the A1065 (2nd exit) through Brandon and Swaffham.
In Swaffham turn right at the mini roundabout through the Market Square signposted Cromer and Fakenham (still A1065).
By-pass Fakenham to the King’s Lynn-Fakenham road (A148). Cross over the roundabout, then turn left after 300 yards onto the B1105, which is signposted Walsingham.
Once on the B1105…
in a car… follow the signs for Little Walsingham – Light Vehicles only, which takes you through the villages of East Barsham and Houghton St Giles.
in a coach… after a quarter of a mile, turn left for Wells and Walsingham (B1105). Continue for about 4 miles until a right turn signed for Walsingham. As you come into the village, turn right up a wide road for the coach park. If you are going direct to the RC National Shrine in Houghton St Giles, please follow the directions on their website.
Prices begin at £400 up to £625.
Please note that the wide range of prices cover a wide range of Retreat options.
* Some options do not include accomodation.
* All options include lunch and evening meal.
* Since the onset of Covid-19, we have decided to limit the number of places available and all rooms will now be single occupancy unless advised otherwise.
* Some rooms are ensuite.
* Some rooms are shared bathrooms.
* All options include the full retreat programme.
PLEASE CHECK AT BOOKING THAT YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOUR SELECTION
In addition, there are reduced prices for early booking - a "Mega Early Bird Ticket" throught to the "Last Minute Bird Ticket" for late purchases! The early bird catches the worm!
AIRPORT & TRAIN STATION TRANSFERS
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UNBOUND RETREAT CANCELLATION POLICIES
1 Cancellations made sixty (60) days or more in advance of the event date will receive a ninety (90%) percent refund with ten percent (10%) being retained to cover administrative and registration costs.
2 Cancellations made within 60 days of the event are non refundable unless we are able to transfer the ticket to another person on a waiting list.
For more information, please contact:
* Sue Walsh, Lincoln Unbound Team Leader: 07939 159637
* Email: firstname.lastname@example.org