“Enkindle” Young Adult Conference

Event Overview

Miles Christi

September 29, 2023: Begins at 3:00pm | October 1, 2023: Ends at 2:00pm


Enkindle is a three-day conference for young adults put on by Miles Christi, pursuing intellectual formation, interior life, and Catholic fellowship. 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 true friendships and real joy.

Theme 2023

This year’s theme: the Eucharist, was chosen to emphasize the Eucharistic Revival initiated by the USCCB. We think that this conference will significantly revive the faith in the Eucharist in those who will attend.

The title, The Sacrament of Love, is taken from a powerful quote of the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas: The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love; It signifies Love, It produces love. The Eucharist is the consummation of the whole spiritual life. God is Love and we are called to abide in that love on earth and for eternity. It is only in and through the Eucharist –God with us– that we can contemplate Love, receive Love, and produce Love. In the Eucharist we taste the heavenly bread containing all sweetness within it.

Conference Speakers

Dr. Christopher Carstens

Dr. Lawrence Feingold

Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen, OP

Lizzie Reezay

Fr. Timothy Anastos


Friday, September 29th

4:00 – 6:00pm    Check-in

5:00pm                Confessions Available

5:45pm                 Holy Mass – Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

7:00pm                 Dinner

8:00pm                 Opening Remarks

8:10pm                Talk 1: “He Gave Them Bread From Heaven”: The Biblical Foundation of the Eucharist – Fr. Tim Anastos

9:15pm                  Bonfire & Social


Saturday, September 30th

7:30am                Sung Morning Prayer -Lauds (Chapel) [Optional]

8:00am                Breakfast

8:50am           Talk 2: Why Did Jesus Institute the Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion – Dr. Lawrence Feingold

9:50am                 Break

10:00am               Talk 3: The Real Presence and Transubstantiation – Dr. Lawrence Feingold

11:30am                Holy Mass – Memorial of St. Jerome (Chapel)

12:30pm                Lunch

Free Time, Sports & Games | Time for Spiritual Direction and Confessions

5:20pm                  Spiritual Talk – Confession Available (Chapel)

6:00pm                  Dinner

7:00pm                  Talk 4: Coming Home: Lizzie’s Journey to the Eucharist – Lizzie Reezay

8:15pm                  Candlelight Rosary Procession

9:00pm                  Entertainment

11:30pm                All Night Adoration begins


Sunday, October 1st

7:45am                 Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament

8:00am                 Breakfast

8:50am                Talk 5: How to Pray the Mass Like a Saint – Dr. Christopher Carstens

9:50am                 Break

10:00am               Talk 6: Mary Mother of the Eucharist – Sr. John Dominic, O.P.

11:15am               Holy Mass – 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Chapel)

12:30pm               Lunch


End of Conference

Registration is now closed.

When & Where

Registration End Date

  • September 27, 2023

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