Stronger Together: Highlights from the 2020 Priest Conference East

Despite a pandemic—perhaps more importantly, because of the spiritual difficulties of this pandemic—we have again hosted our annual Priest Conference East. Thanks to the generous help from donors, from those praying for us, and from those working with us at Oglebay, we were exceedingly happy to host over 100 priests this year. We worked carefully with Oglebay and the state of West Virgina to ensure the safety of all our priests, staying within the guidelines for social distancing and large gatherings. We overcame unforeseen financial challenges thanks to your generous gifts. And thanks to this, we successfully maintained a retreat that is at the very core of our mission to help all Catholics read Scripture from the heart of the Church.

In addition, we also hosted hundreds of priests and lay people alike through a virtual version of the conference.

Here are just a few highlights from this year's Priest Conference East.

Dr. Scott Hahn


Dr. John Bergsma


Dr. Lawrence Feingold


Fr. David Meconi, SJ


Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, celebrating the Mass


Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville










Photo Credit: Empty Nest Photography Studio



Watch the Digital Content

Scott Hahn on an iPad

Through July 31, watch Scripture and the Sacred Mysteries Virtual Conference, an online conference focused on the beauty and wisdom of Scripture. Featuring the same incredible content from the Priest Conference East, this unique online conference gives you access to the best Scripture scholarship, right at your fingertips, to renew and inspire your faith.