“Enkindle” Young Adult Conference

Event Overview

Miles Christi

Registration is now open for this year’s Enkindle conference: September 23-25, 2022!

Enkindle is a three-day conference for young adults put on by Miles Christi, pursuing intellectual formation, interior life, and Catholic fellowship. Enkindle is an event on its own! It seeks to engage the whole person on their path to sanctity.

Enkindle gathers Catholic speakers to help form young adults with practical wisdom in order to grow in holiness and become effective apostles of Christ in the world.

However, Enkindle is not just a conference. In it, we provide opportunities to receive the grace of God through personal and communal prayer, sacraments, spiritual direction, and spiritual talks.

Social events, games and sports throughout the conference also encourage the forming of real friendships and real joy.

Theme 2022

This year’s theme, Ecce Homo: Know Christ. Know Yourself., echoes the words of Pontius Pilate presenting Christ the God-man to the multitude, ‘Behold the man!’ His words revealed the infallible truth of the meaning, origin, and fulfillment of man. That is why Pope St. John Paul the Great said, “When you wonder about the mystery of yourself, look to Christ who is the fullness of humanity.” Man is indeed a mystery.  In a time where human nature and identity are misunderstood, particularly on college campuses, our understanding of who Christ is becomes all the more essential in explaining our nature and illuminating our identity. Christ shows the road to authentic human perfection.

Conference Speakers

Dr. Mark Clark

Dr. Andrew Villeneuve

Dr. Catherine Sims Kuiper

Fr. Patrick Wainwright, MC

Dr. Janet Smith

Click here to review the full Enkindle schedule.



College Student:  $70 for one night | $120 for two nights
Young Adult:  $90 for one night | $150 for two nights
Day Pass: 
$45 for one day | $80 for two or three days

Last day to register: Friday, September 16, 2022.
If you are unable to pay in full, we can help! Contact us at (248) 596-9677 or email enkindle@mileschristi.org for more information.

Registration covers six meals and lodging for three days and two nights at the DeSales Retreat Center, situated on 214 acres of quiet woodland in the Irish Hills of Michigan, overlooking beautiful Vineyard Lake. Comfortable accommodations are at the Lawrence Lodge (women) or the Family Village (men).

We ask that you to bring your own sheets (or, if you prefer, a sleeping bag), towels, and toiletries. Blankets are included.

Dress is casual; you may consider bringing additional change of clothes for sports and Sunday Mass.

When & Where

Registration End Date

  • September 16, 2022

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