2020 Priest Conference East

July 13–16, 2020

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

Wheeling, WV

Join Drs. Scott Hahn and John Bergsma for a refreshing four days of spiritual renewal. Third speaker yet to be decided.

Spiritual, Intellectual, and Physical Refreshment

2018 East Coast Priest Conference

We design our Priest Conferences to cater to the particular needs of priests: spiritual refreshment, intellectual formation, and personal well-being.

Just because priests are our spiritual fathers doesn’t mean they don’t need to be ministered to spiritually as well. Prayer and the sacraments are the primary focus of our conferences, 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 adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The sacrament of Confession is offered daily, as well.

Our conferences also provide ongoing faith formation to aid priests in their ministry. Attendees will have the benefit of hearing today’s leading theologians give stimulating talks on their latest scholarship.

A third invaluable facet, one that is often overlooked in the lives of our priests, is our focus on personal well-being. Our conferences offer time for growing in priestly brotherhood through shared meals and recreation. Priests who attend our conferences often cite this brotherly fellowship as one of the most blessed parts of the retreat. Grow in solidarity and friendship and form relationships that last years.

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center also has plenty of amenities to enjoy. The campus includes three golf courses, beautiful walking paths, and a spa.

Don’t miss out—join us for this year’s Priest Conference East!

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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 seventeen grandchildren.

John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. A former Protestant pastor, Dr. Bergsma entered the Catholic Church in 2001 while getting his Ph.D. in Scripture from the University of Notre Dame. A close collaborator of Dr. Scott Hahn, Bergsma speaks regularly on Catholic radio and at conferences and parishes nationally and internationally. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Dr. Bergsma has authored eight books on Scripture and the Catholic faith, including Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Penguin/Random House), Bible Basics for Catholics (Ave Maria Press), and A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: Old Testament (with Brant Pitre; Ignatius Press). Dr. Bergsma’s talks and studies are available on CD and mp3 from CatholicProductions.com. He and his wife Dawn reside with their eight children in Steubenville, Ohio.

Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB (Homilist)

Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests. He is the co-author, with Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, of Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love.

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 Jonathan McGovern at jonathanmcgovern@stpaulcenter.com or call 740-264-9535.


Date: July 13–16, 2020

Place: Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, Wheeling, WV

Cost: $525 Early Bird Registration through January 31; $575 after January 31

All registration includes room and board

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