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2016 Men’s Retreat - February 19-21, 2016 - Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Father Elias is a native of Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1985 with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. While in college he entered the Carmelite Third Order and made his final profession in 1986. He later discerned a call to the priesthood and attended Holy Apostles Seminary where he met the Franciscans of the Immaculate. Father Elias was ordained to the priest-hood by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz in May of 2000 and has served in the friars' mission in Australia as well as in various houses in the US. Since 2007, Father resides at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, Indiana, where he is Father Guardian and director of the retreat program for the retreat center. Father Elias has given retreats and parish missions on Our Lady across the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Sponsored by: The Knights of Columbus, Elder Council

Fr. Elias Mary Mills, Retreat Master

A Lenten reflection on the Marian Dogmas:

Mary’s Divine Motherhood; Perpetual Virginity; Immaculate Conception; The Assumption; Role as Co-redemptrix (unratified).

We will consider Mary Mother of Mercy’s importance to the Church and the world especially during this Holy Year of Mercy.

Schedule and Accommodations:

  • Friday February 19, check-in 5:30 to 6:30 PM followed by dinner
  • Sunday February 21, check-out noon
  • Multiple opportunities for confession and spiritual direction
  • Five catered meals
  • Single rooms at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center Norwood, Ohio
  • Cost $155.00
  • For more information call Larry Tracy 513-321-4879 or by web:

    Registration and Payment Deadline is Monday, February 15.