Priests’ Retreat


Our Calling to Friendship

In a series of talks both biblical and practical, Father Austin will lead us to meditate on God’s call to us as a call to friendship with him and with each other, first as Christians but also as clergy.

The retreat will be centered around five talks:

  • Friendship enters a broken and contentious world.
  • The friend at the Last Supper
  • The friend on the cross
  • The resurrected friend
  • Emerging friendship in our lives: practical steps

In addition to the talks enjoy time with your fellow priests in worship, prayer, fellowship and around the table enjoying meals. While on site at Christ the King enjoy the grounds and facilities, including the recently reopened Barry House Theological Library.

2023 Tentative Schedule

Our Speaker: The Rev. Canon Victor Lee Austin, Ph.D., is Theologian-in-residence for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Dallas. His background is in both parishes and the academy; he has a particular interest in how theology works out in everyday life. He has written books on authority, Christian ethics, friendship, and catechesis. His most-read book is a theological memoir, Losing Susan: Brain Disease, the Priest’s Wife, and the God Who Gives and Takes Away. He writes a weekly blog, “Diary of a Theologian”:

Full Retreat in shared double room (Meals: Tuesday dinner – Friday Lunch, snacks) $275
Full Retreat in single room (Meals: Tuesday dinner – Friday Lunch, snacks) $360
Commuter Full Retreat  (Meals Tuesday Dinner – Friday Lunch, no breakfasts) $195.00
Commuter Single Days:
-Tuesday: $35.00
-Wednesday: $95.00
-Thursday: $95.00
-Friday: $35.00

Scholarships are available to assist with cost, if needed