Thirsting for God: A Lenten Retreat at The Basilica of Saint Peter

February 15, 2019

"After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, 'I thirst.'" - John 19:28


Join us at the Basilica of Saint Peter for our third annual Lenten Retreat: Thirsting for God, with Father Dempsey Rosales Acosta. 


Fr. Dempsey will offer two Friday-through-Sunday retreats, one in English (March 29-31, 2019) and one in Spanish (March 15-17, 2019). Registration fees are $15.00 per person or $25.00 per family. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. Limited childcare is available for children ages 0-5 (pre-registration required).


Pre-registration is closed. Please register at the door.


English Retreat Schedule at a Glance

Friday, March 29th 

    6:00 p.m.: Doors open

    6:30 p.m.: Introduction to Retreat

    7:30 p.m.: Welcome Reception


Saturday, March 30th

     8:45 a.m.: Check-In / Hospitality

     9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Retreat


Sunday, March 31st

     8:30 a.m.: Check-In / Hospitality

     9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Closing Session


Inscríbete en el retiro español del 15 al 17 de marzo. - Complete

Programa Breve Espanol

Viernes, 15 de Marzo 

    6:00 p.m.: Inscripción

    6:30 p.m.: Introducción al Retiro

    7:30 p.m.: Recepción de Bienvenida


Sábado, 16 de Marzo

     8:45 a.m.: Registración / Hospitalidad

     9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Retiro


Domingo, 17 de Marzo

     10:00 a.m.: Registración/Hospitalidad

     10:30 a.m. -12:00 m: Sesión Clausura


About Fr. Dempsey Rosales Acosta

Fr. Dempsey is an Associate Professor of Theology at University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. He holds multiple degrees in philosophy and theology including a License in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, both located in Rome. He also serves as a consultor for the America Bible Society and presents on a variety of topics through the country and abroad.











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