Fr. Jacques Philippe shares his devotion to prayer in Lenten retreat

French priest and author gives five days of reflection in diocese on cultivating a deeper relationship with God By Bill Brewer The more the prayer is simple, the better it is. That succinct lesson underscored Father Jacques Philippe’s Lenten retreat for the Diocese of Knoxville, providing spiritual sustenance for those …

Fr. Jacques Philippe to hold pre-Lenten retreat, conferences for diocese

Father Jacques Philippe, a world-renowned Catholic author and lecturer who has sold more than 1 million books in 24 languages, will lead a pre-Lenten retreat and conferences in the Diocese of Knoxville Feb. 28-March 4. Father Philippe will give talks on a variety of faith topics, including inner peace, personal …

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Fishers of Men

Retreat follows Jesus’ lead in teaching good shepherding lessons Story by Bill Brewer Photography by Stephen Golder and Robb Morris Sts. Peter and Andrew probably would have caught their limit on East Tennessee’s Hiwassee River the weekend of July 21. Father David Boettner and Robb Morris would have seen to …

Cumberland Mountain Deanery calendar

“A More Beautiful You,” a retreat for high school girls, will be presented by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia at St. Mary Church in Oak Ridge on the weekend of Feb. 28–March 2. The retreat will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and end after the 10 a.m. Mass on …