Presbyteral Convocation/Retreat

How to Live Contemplative in Today’s World

Fr. Michael Fish | January 15-18, 2018 
St. Meinrad Retreat Center

Soon after Michael’s arrival at New Camaldoli Hermitage, transferring from the Redemptorists in South Africa, Michael was asked to take charge of the community’s lay associates called oblates. This appointment coincided with a renewed interest in monastic spirituality in the US, resulting in an increased membership of oblates connected with most American monasteries including New Camaldoli Hermitage, where numbers quickly grew from a small group to over 600 men and women, all over the world, living a modified Camaldolese rule.

It was while ministering to the oblates Michael was motivated to make monasticism and Christian spirituality more available to men and women living and working in the world.  In 2009 Michael asked permission to give retreats at various centers in the country and to have extra time for solitude and reflection. The combination of ministry and solitude worked so well for him that he again petitioned permission to spend a year living in solitude while offering spiritual direction and retreats.

During the Convocation you will have the opportunity to view the Gilcee edition of the St. John’s Bible. This is a joint agreement between St. Meinrad Monastery and the Diocese of Owensboro in conjunction with St. John’s Monastery in Collegeville, Minn.


Edumedics will be set up for screenings from 10:00 am-4:00 pm Tues-Wed. Located in the Newman Flexible Conference Center.


25 years – John Thomas

40 years – Richard Meredith

55 years – Frank Ruff

65 years – Joe Mills

70 years – Pike Powell & Al Powers

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