Praying Like the Ancient Fathers Retreat

Diving into the Desert: Praying Like the Ancient Fathers - June 21-23

Join Father Juan Puigbó, Pastor of St. Leo the Great Parish, for a unique men's and women's silent retreat. The first Christians faced many challenges from political and spiritual adversaries.  The needs of the early Church were very pressing, but Christians learned very soon to trust in the Lord Jesus, their Savior. They took the Gospel so very much to heart that they surrendered their lives to Christ by dying as martyrs or by fleeing to the desert as monastics. Either way, their strong relationship with the living God made them giants of Christian spirituality--an excellent example for us in today's troubled world.

Retreat cost is $285 and financial assistance may be available. 

Please click here to download the retreat flyer.

For further information or to register for this retreat, please contact Deacon Mark Maines.



Father Juan Puigbó was ordained in 2001 and is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington.  He earned his Master's degree in Marriage and Family from Universidad de Navarra in Spain, received a Licentiate in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America, and also earned a Doctorate in Family Science from Instituto de Enlaces Educativos, Mexico. 

Fr. Puigbó was Director of Hispanic Pastoral Affairs and Director of Sol Vocational Institute for the Archdiocese of Washington D.C.  He has served as Parochial Vicar at All Saints Parish, Manassas and at Christ the Redeemer in Sterling, and is currently Pastor of St. Leo the Great Parish in Fairfax, VA.

Praying Like the Ancient Fathers Retreat retreat flyer