Teachers’ Retreats

We invite and encourage Catholic school teachers and principals in any Diocese, and especially in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, to make pilgrimage to our Shrine. Immerse yourselves in a daylong retreat experience centered on the virtues of St. John Neumann and the charism of the Redemptorists. The Passion, the Cross, the Eucharist, and Mary provide a varied framework for the central teachings offered during each of our day retreats.

St. John Neumann was a humble priest and bishop with a steadfast approach to his ministry for the parishioners in his care, the religious he brought to begin our parochial school system, the children he desired to educate, and the immigrants he welcomed and prayed for throughout his large diocese.

When you arrange a day retreat with us, we can offer a balanced schedule of Mass, private prayer, opportunities for confession and the rosary, information about St. John Neumann, two teaching sessions with a Redemptorist, and opportunities for small-group discussion.

Embracing the full Shrine experience could also include a visit to our museum, the upper church, the gift shop, and time in our new atrium for contemplation and meditation. Our new events center will provide you with a beautiful, private, and peaceful location to renew your commitment to serve those in your care!

For more information:
Fr. Richard S. Bennett, C.Ss.R.
Shrine Director, 215-627-3080
or sjnoffice@comcast.net

Typical Schedule                                                                                                                      9:00 AM       Meet priest in Atrium of Shrine for Welcome, Talk  in Lower Crypt
10:00 AM     First Convocation with Redemptorist Priest in Conference Room
11:30 AM     Private Prayer, Rosary, Confession, Mass, Novena, and Veneration of Relic
1:00 PM       Hot Buffet Lunch                                                                                                    1:45 PM       2nd Convocation with a Redemptorist Priest
2:30 PM       Blessing and Departure

Address: 1019 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123                                                Parking: 5 free parking lots are available

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