Be Strong and Courageous: 2022 July Priest Conference

July 18-22, 2022

Spiritual Refreshment, Theological and Scriptural Formation, and Authentic Fellowship

Register now for the St. Paul Center's 2022 July Priest Conference, one of the world's most sought-after retreats for priests. For the first time this retreat has been extended to 5 days. Renew your spiritual life, continue your faith formation, and enjoy fellowship with brother priests. You'll be encouraged, supported, and challenged, and see your vocation like never before!

Speakers include world-renowned scholars Scott Hahn and John Bergsma. Conference amenities include daily Mass and holy hours and ample time for recreation and personal prayer.

All registration includes room and board (limited need-based scholarships available). Don't miss our first five-day retreat!

Click here to see the complete Priest Conference Schedule


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Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn is the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and has written numerous books on biblical theology. He holds the Father Michael Scanlan, T.O.R., Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children and nineteen grandchildren.

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John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is a Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center and professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Before entering the Catholic Church, he served as a Protestant pastor for four years. Dr. Bergsma is a prolific author and popular speaker. He specializes in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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Ralph Martin

Ralph Martin is the president of Renewal Ministries and Director of Graduate Theology Programs in Evangelization and a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit. He holds a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum University in Rome. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Martin as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. He was also appointed as a peritus for the Synod on the New Evangelization which was held in Rome in 2012. Martin is the author of the bestselling The Fulfillment of All Desire and A Church in Crisis. He and his wife Anne reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan and are the parents of six and grandparents of nineteen.

About Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

Situated on a hilltop in the heart of Oglebay Park is the Wilson Lodge, which is a 4-star full-service conference center. Facilities at the lodge include the West Spa, business center, wireless Internet, an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and game room. The resort grounds feature walking and hiking trails, outdoor gardens, 3 golf courses, pedal boats, tennis courts, and much more. Each attendee will have a private room which includes a patio or balcony.


More Information

For additional information or to request a scholarship application, contact Regina Erickson at or call 740-264-9535.


Date: July 18-22, 2022

Place: Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, Wheeling, West Virginia

Transportation: Shuttle service available

Cost: $600