Scripture and the Sacred Mysteries: 2020 Priest Conference West

January 6–9, 2020

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

La Jolla, CA

Join Drs. Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, and Tim Gray for a refreshing four days of spiritual renewal.

Spiritual, Intellectual, and Physical Refreshment

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.

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa features ten acres of lush gardens, quiet courtyards, adobe fireplaces, and winding pathways.

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

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Scott Hahn

Founder and President of the St. Paul Center and Professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

John Bergsma

Professor of Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville and St. Paul Center Senior Fellow.

Tim Gray

President of the Augustine Institute, and professor of Sacred Scripture at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, and St. Paul Center Senior Fellow.

Fr. John Riccardo

Executive Director of ACTS XXIX and host of Christ is the Answer radio show on EWTN.

About Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Lose yourself in Southern California’s golden rays at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, a hacienda-style resort nestled between San Diego’s seaside villages of La Jolla and Del Mar. Exuding warm service and the sun-drenched charm of rancho-inspired architecture, this AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel is ten acres of lush gardens, quiet courtyards, adobe fireplaces, and winding pathways.

More Information

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


Date: January 6–9, 2020

Place: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, La Jolla, CA

Cost: All registration includes room and board


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