The season of Advent passes quickly, join us on December 1st at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual Advent evening retreat led by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV. Fr. Timothy is a sought-after retreat director and former provincial of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in the United States, he is the author of nearly a dozen books about the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, including The Examen Prayer and, most recently, The Discernment of Spirits in Marriage. Hosted by seminarians of Saint John’s Seminary and featuring music from the seminary’s Schola Cantorum, the event will allow you to reflect on the fundamental themes of this beloved season with the guidance of a renowned spiritual author and help you prepare your heart for the Lord’s coming at Christmas.
We hope you’ll join us live as we begin another Advent in a spirit of prayer and reflection.
Having obtained his doctorate in 1983 from the Gregorian University, he has taught (St. John's Seminary, Brighton, MA; Our Lady of Grace Seminary Residence, Boston, MA), assisted in formation work, and served two terms as provincial in his own community. He has dedicated many years to an extensive international ministry of retreats, spiritual direction, and teaching about the spiritual life. He is a frequent speaker on EWTN, and his digitally recorded talks are utilized internationally. He has written eight books on Ignatian discernment and prayer, a biography of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, and a book on the Liturgy of the Hours. He currently holds the St. Ignatius Chair for Spiritual Formation at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver.