- Sep 20, 2020
Several bishops who are planning to join a weeklong U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops retreat to start the New Year are trusting they’ll return to their dioceses with a renewed sense of what it means to shepherd the faithful.
The U.S. bishops will start 2019 with a spiritual retreat to pray and reflect on the important matters facing the Catholic Church.
On Friday Pope Francis returned from his week-long Lenten spiritual exercises in Ariccia, where he and members of the Roman Curia have been on their annual retreat since Sunday afternoon.
The yearning for one’s soul to be quenched must not be confused with longing for worldly desires, a Portuguese priest told Pope Francis and senior members of the Roman Curia during their Lenten retreat.
Father Jose Tolentino de Mendonca, who also serves as vice rector of the Catholic University of Lisbon, will guide Pope Francis and top members of the Roman Curia in their meditations Feb. 18-23 at a retreat house in Ariccia, outside of Rome.
Pope Francis’s calendar of liturgical services for January and February has been released.