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September 27-30, 2020
Come away and rest with the Saint John Institute at the 3rd Annual Women’s Catholic Leadership Mountain Retreat. Your time on retreat will be centered in the Eucharist as you step away from your roles as wife, mother, sister, daughter, and business woman. Father Nathan Cromly will guide you throughout the retreat as you deepen your understanding of what leadership looks like in the context of the Feminine Genius.
Dec 28, 2020 – Jan 7, 2021
Join Fr. Nathan Cromly with Eagle Eye Ministries and COR Expeditions for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in New Zealand! This course will be a trip like none other, combining outdoor adventures amid the world-renowned scenery of New Zealand’s South Island with profound opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship with other young Catholics.
Jul 22 – Aug 9, 2020
Participants in the excursion will join Fr. Nathan Cromly and students from the SJI master’s program on a two-week backpacking course led by COR Expeditions. This course will take place in the breathtaking Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, which are considered one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the entire United States. The course is similar to NOLS wilderness survival courses (which are typically double the cost of the course we offer) with the added benefit of the sacraments and spiritual formation.
February 26, 2020 – April 9, 2020
Would an awesome Lent be worth $10 to you? By signing up now for a subscription to Eagle Eye PRO at just $10 per month, and using the coupon code LENT2020, you will receive one month free! This monthly subscription supports our ministry and will continue throughout the year with weekly spiritual guidance through mind & heart-opening videos that will uplift and encourage you to become the leader Christ calls you to be.
August 1 – 9, 2020
We are eager to enter the twelfth year offering the Eagle Eye Summer Institute for Young Adults. Eagle Eye is different than any other young adult retreat. Father Nathan Cromly of the Community of St. John launched Eagle Eye sixteen years ago with the idea to go as deep and as intense as we possibly can at all levels: prayer, formation, friendship, and Christian living. This program is destined to give those who want it, a taste of what it means to be truly Catholic and in love with Christ. For eight days, young adults, already strong in the understanding and practice of their faith, challenge themselves to a deeper appreciation and awareness of that faith.
Jul 18 – 26,2020
We invite teens, ages 16-18, to embark on an 8-day summer session full of fun, friendship, recreation, prayer, and study. Our retreat will be on the monastery grounds of the Community of St. John in Princeville, IL and is led by Brothers and Sisters of St. John. For 16 summers, young people have gathered at the Eagle Eye Teen Summer Institute in Princeville, Illinois to search for what is most profound – God. This summer, our classes will focus on the theme “The Pursuit of Goodness: What About it Makes Life Worth Living?”. The classes, along with Mass, the Divine Office, and a Holy Hour each day, give teens the opportunity to grow closer to Christ and be formed in the truths of the faith. Campfires, sports, and recreation offer a chance to form deep friendships with other teens dedicated to growing in holiness.
Jun 18 – 28, 2020
Join the Brothers and Sisters of St. John and other Catholic young adults June 18-28 and discover God in the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. The days take the rhythm of the liturgical observances of the Community of St. John. Everyone will spend two full days of hiking and camping in different, pristine wilderness locations. We will spend another two days finishing the first half of the institute with an overnight backpacking adventure on Crow Pass Trail, part of the historic Iditarod trail. When we return from the wilderness, we will continue our institute at Holy Spirit Center, on the hillside overlooking Anchorage. The days are dynamic and thought-provoking. We will explore this year’s theme: “The Pursuit of Goodness: What About it Makes Life Worth Living?”
Jun 13 – 21, 2020
TEENS, 16-18 years old and already strong in their Catholic Faith, are invited to a deepening of that faith during the 2020 Eagle Eye Summer Institute in Maria Stein, OH! Come join us on an eight-day summer session full of fun, friendship, recreation, prayer, and study. Led by the Brothers and Sisters of St. John, we are dedicated to helping you make this experience the best it can be! This summer, our classes focus on our theme “The Pursuit of Goodness: What About it Makes Life Worth Living?” Our study theme, along with daily Mass, Offices, and a Holy Hour, gives teens time to grow closer to Christ. We encourage you to take this opportunity to know God and discover His plan for you.
May 30, 2020 6PM – 9:30PM
Married and engaged couples are invited to relax, laugh, and learn together as Father Nathan Cromly, a Toledo-born-and-raised priest, and now a nationally renowned Catholic speaker, shares a message of hope and love that strengthens marriages and families. Through his work leading couples’ retreats and backpacking with young adults around the world, he has gained a unique perspective on the issues that touch marriage and family life. Father Nathan uplifts and inspires with encouragement and practical advice.