“Enkindle” Young Adult Conference

Event Overview

Miles Christi

New 2021 date announced! We hope to see you on October 1-3, 2021!

A message about our 2020 conference:

Dear friends,

We are sorry to inform you that we have decided to postpone the Enkindle 2020 Young Adult Conference until fall 2021.

The planning for this year’s Enkindle 2020 started long before the COVID-19 crisis. With each passing month, we hoped that the precautionary restrictions placed on gatherings by our government and the Archdiocese would be eased in time for us to hold the conference. Unfortunately, recent spikes in Michigan in the number of cases have forced us to postpone the conference until next year.

On a more positive note, we have decided to save our Spiritual Warfare theme for next year’s conference. It is our sincere hope that our wonderful lineup of talented and knowledgeable speakers will be able to join us next year for our rescheduled Enkindle 2021 Conference. We hope, too, that you will join us next September. In the meantime, you can anticipate updates regarding the rescheduled event!

These very uncertain times have exposed the fragility of human life and encouraged much of the world to consider things like the meaning and purpose of their lives, and what happens when we die. As Catholics, we are called to bear witness to the Truth, Who is Jesus Christ, the source of all meaning and purpose in our lives. And that is why we feel, there has never been a more opportune time for young, apostolic Catholics to be equipped with practical knowledge about the reality of spiritual warfare.

We will keep you posted about this Miles Christi activities for young adults! We thank you for your support.

The Priests and Brothers of Miles Christi

Young adults are invited to this conference to enkindle their hearts and minds, and to leave energized and on fire to spread the Catholic Faith!

This weekend conference will include:
• Sound formation with talks on our Faith by knowledgeable Catholic speakers
• Holy Mass, opportunity for confessions, rosary
• Recreation, sports, and social time with old and new friends

Conference Speakers

Dr. Peter S. Williamson

Fr. Cliff Ermatinger

Anthony Laframboise

John M. DeJak

Ellen Salter

Conference Topics

  • What Scripture has to say about spiritual warfare
  • The use of the Bible as a weapon for spiritual battle
  • What psychology has to say about self-awareness as essential for spiritual and psycho/emotional growth
  • The devil’s role in the spiritual life and how to combat his attacks
  • The inspirational life of Servant of God Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ
  • How to experience peace and joy in the midst of suffering

Through spiritual talks lead by the priests of Miles Christi you will learn tips to improve your prayer life, deal with temptations, and learn the basics of discernment of spirits.


Registration covers three days conference with 2 nights at the DeSales Retreat Center, situated on 214 acres of quiet woodland in the Irish Hills of Michigan, overlooking beautiful Vineyard Lake. Accommodations are at the Lawrence Lodge (women) and the Vineyard Cabin (men).

Women are asked to bring their own sheets, towels, and toiletries. Blankets are included.

Men are asked to bring their own sheets, towels, blankets and toiletries. Also, sleeping bags are recommended.

Online registration coming soon!

When & Where

Registration End Date

  • September 17, 2021

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