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Learn a simple, gentle approach to pray with your parishioners for inner healing & to be free of their burdens. Learn how to take this approach into your own life, the Confessional & into Spiritual Direction. • Connect with other priests who use or want to use UNBOUND ministry in pastoral care

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Time & Location

14 Oct 2024, 15:00 BST – 18 Oct 2024, 14:00 BST

Location is TBD

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 weariness and disillusionment. At the Unbound Retreat, the Lord is waiting to renew your heart, soul and ministry. Come and reconnect with the Lord, along with your fellow brother priests and experience renewal, revival and restoration.


The Unbound ministry 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 but 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 15 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, Religious, Seminarians and Deacons.  It will offer a detailed view of the Unbound 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 in the Confessional and in 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.

'Unbound Deliverance Ministry, Training & Events UK', a charity, 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 serve as one of the retreat's Spiritual Directors and will be at your disposal over the course of the 5 days.  In addition, Fr Antonio Rittacio, author and previous Unbound Retreat Director (see below), will serve alongside Fr Boniface as a second spiritual guide over the Retreat.

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.


More information coming soon...but it is situated just outside Grantham, Lincolnshire.


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". 


Team Profiles

Neal Lozano

Neal serves as the Executive Director of Heart of the Father Ministries bringing the message of Unbound, Freedom in Christ to the church throughout the world. 

Neal, a committed Roman Catholic, has more than 50 years of experience helping people find freedom in Jesus Christ. He is the author of eight books including the life-changing book "Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance" and "Resisting the Devil: A Catholic Perspective on Deliverance"

His passion is that every child of God would find someone equipped to accompany them in their pursuit of freedom from the damage of past wounds and all the works of the devil. 

Neal holds a Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Villanova University.  He taught high school religion and then founded a Christian community.  Neal went on to lead short-term missions trips, an outreach to university students, and city-wide gatherings of Christians in the Philadelphia region.  When he isn't traveling, teaching, or ministering, Neal, along with his wife, Janet, loves to spend time with his four sons, their wives and their children.

Janet Lozano

Janet has served alongside 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. She and Neal met while students at Villanova where Janet earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

Having witnessed countless people receive life-changing freedom, her heart’s desire is for every person to come into his or her full identity as a beloved child of God and experience their Father’s overwhelming love for them. When Janet isn’t training or praying for others, she can be found spending time with and enjoying her fourteen grandchildren.  

Matt Lozano

Matt is the Director of Training for Heart of the Father Ministries. He is passionate about sharing the life-changing truth of God’s Word in a clear and practical way. 

Matt has over twenty years of experience teaching in the classroom and around the world. He has a BA in History from JMU, an MA in Educational Leadership from Villanova University and an MA in Theology from the Augustine Institute. 

He is the author of "Free to be Holy" and co-author of the "Unbound Ministry Guidebook" and "Abba's Heart". 

Matt ministers alongside his amazing wife Jennifer and they are blessed with five children.

Fr Boniface Hicks, OSB

Fr Boniface is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. 

Since his ordination in 2004, he has provided spiritual direction for many people, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious and priests. In 2020, he became the programming manager and an on-air contributor for 'We Are One Body® Catholic Radio'.  He 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 Fr Thomas Acklin, OSB, he is author of "Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love" and "Personal Prayer: A Guide for Receiving the Father's Love".  He is author of "Through the Heart of St Joseph" and "The Fruit of Her Womb".

Fr Antonio Ritaccio

Fr Antonio was ordained a diocesan priest for the Archdiocese of Westminster, UK in 1999.  Since then, Fr Antonio has taken

on a variety of chaplaincy roles, including the Westminster Cathedral College of Chaplains, Diocesan Youth Chaplain and Pastoral Director of the Archdiocesan Seminary in London, Allen Hall. 

He has written three booklets on mental health for the UK Catholic Truth Society.

Additional Contributors still to be added

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More information coming soon...

This represents a sample schedule for a day:

8:00am Breakfast

9:15am Morning Prayer/Mass

10:30am Morning Session

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Afternoon Session & Prayer Ministry

5:00pm Holy Hour & Evening Prayer

6:00pm Dinner

6:45pm Evening Session & Prayer Ministry

8:00pm Social Gathering

There will also be opportunities for quiet personal time, leisure time using the hotel's facilities and spiritual direction.


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 will all be accepted.


A Hotel with Spa and Golf in the East Midlands just of the A1

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Free Car Parking at the Hotel


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Prices begin at £550 for an Early Bird (slightly less if you share a room with another attendee).

Please note that the Retreat is non-refundanble from 14th April 2024. 


*  Breakfast, lunch and evening meal.  

*  Tea and Coffee during breaks.

*  Full retreat programme.

*  Full use of Hotel pool, Gym, Squash courts and Tennis facilites.  Use of the Spa and a round of Gold have an extra fee.


More information coming soon...


1  Cancellations made 180 days or more of the start date of the Retreat will receive a ninety (90%) percent refund with ten percent (10%) being retained to cover administrative and registration costs. 

2  Cancellations made within 180 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, UNBOUND UK REGIONAL CO-ORDINATOR: 00 44 (0)7818 805847

* Email:


  • EARLY BIRD Double Shared Room

    Double Room with 2 x Double Beds (Price is for occupation with another) - please advise organiser ( if you have a preferred named person with whom you will share this room. Otherwise, another person will be allocated randomly to your room. Ensuite Full Board Full use of Hotel pool, gym, Squash and tennis courts 4 nights (Monday to Friday) In depth teaching on the 5 Keys of Unbound from Heart of the Father International Speakers.




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