This preached retreat will be directed by Father Joseph Mary Brown, CSJ who is a priest of the Congregation of Saint John.  Father Joseph Mary graduated from Christendom College in 1985 with a B.A. in Philosophy.  In 1991, he joined the Congregation of Saint John (an active-contemplative Community founded in France in 1975) in Laredo, TX, where he did his novitiate.  From there, he was sent to France to continue his formation, and in 1996, he was sent to their house in Peoria, IL. 

Ordained in 1997, Fr. Brown currently serves as the Superior of the Community’s English-speaking Novitiate House in Princeville, IL.

Retreat Fee

  • The suggested offering for this retreat is $400.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due with this registration form.  The remaining balance ($300) is due upon check-in.
  • We accept checks or credit cards.
  • Please make checks payable to: Saint Mary of Providence Center, and mail your payment to:

Saint Mary of Providence Center
227 Isabella Road
Elverson, PA 19527

Additional Information

  • You will receive in the mail a confirmation letter along with specific instructions and a schedule.
  • For more information, please email 


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