Conference for Study and Prayer
Conference for Study & Prayer - Eastern U.S. | The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, MI

Event Overview

What is a Conference for Study & Prayer?

The Conference for Study & Prayer is a weekend event aimed at helping Catholics better understand their faith. Miles Christi invites knowledgeable speakers who provide thorough and sound presentations on important topics of our Catholic Faith and its impact on society.

The conference also provides means for spiritual growth. Each day includes the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Holy Rosary, Solemn Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, and a spiritual talk by the Priests of Miles Christi. Confessions are also available.

The title of our 2020 conference is “‘My Grace is Sufficient for You’: Delving into God’s Work in Us”. 

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Dr. Lawrence Feingold

Dr. Lawrence Feingold is a lay theologian specialized in St. Thomas Aquinas. After he converted to Catholicism, he earned a doctorate in Dogmatic Theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. Currently he is Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Robert Fastiggi

Dr. Robert Fastiggi is Professor of Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI. He has also been an Adjunct Professor of the Institute for Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University. Dr. Fastiggi has published numerous books and articles on Catholic apologetics and teaches Theology to the Miles Christi students in the US.

Dr. Mary Healy

Dr. Mary Healy is Professor of Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, bestselling author, and international speaker. She is a general editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and author of two of its volumes. Dr. Healy serves as Chair of the Doctrinal Commission of CHARIS in Rome. She was appointed by Pope Francis as one of the first three women ever to serve on the Pontifical Biblical Commission.

Fr. John Ezratty, MC

Fr. John Ezratty, MC was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After joining Miles Christi, he studied Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina and later Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. Ordained to the priesthood in 2002, he served as Pastor, Dean of Studies, Professor of Philosophy, and Spiritual Director at the Miles Christi Seminary in Argentina. He has been in the United States since 2010 and currently is Superior of the Miles Christi Community in Michigan.

Tom Nash

Tom Nash is an apologist and speaker for Catholic Answers, a blogger for the National Catholic Register, and a contributor for Catholic World Report. He has served the Church professionally for more than 25 years, including eight as a theology advisor at EWTN. He is the author of two books and a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.


Saturday, February 22

8:30am Holy Mass
9:15am Registration & refreshments
9:45am  Created in God’s Image, Wounded by Sin: God’s Plan for Man & the Consequence of Original Sin by Dr. Lawrence Feingold
10:45am  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Spiritual Talk | Priests available for Confessions
12:00pm  Lunch
1:00pm  Holy Rosary (in the Chapel)
1:30pm  Healed by God’s Grace: The Work of Grace in our Souls by Dr. Lawrence Feingold
2:45pm  Made Anew in Christ: The Necessity of Christ, Mary & the Church for our Salvation by Dr. Robert Fastiggi
3:45pm  Question & Answer Period
4:45pm First day ends
5:45-8:45 Winter Blast for young adults at Miles Christi Family Center

Sunday, February 23

8:30am  Holy Mass
9:30am  Registration & refreshments
10:00am  God’s Grace Working in Me: Grace and Human Cooperation by Fr. John Ezratty, MC
10:50am Break
11:10am  The Grace of Our Lord Overflows: The Primacy of Grace According to the New Testament by Dr. Mary Healy
12:15pm  Question and Answer Period
12:45pm  Lunch
1:40pm  Holy Rosary (in the Chapel)
2:00pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Spiritual Talk | Priests available for Confessions
3:15pm  My Power is Made Perfect in Weakness: Igniting the Mission of the Catholic Family by Tom Nash
4:15pm  Question & Answer Period
5:00pm Second day ends

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Online registration for the Conference for Study and Prayer is now closed. For registration availability please contact our office at 248-596-9677.

When & Where

Registration End Date

  • February 15, 2020

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