Journey with the Saints

November 1 - 3, 2019

Join nationally-known artist, author, and story-teller Brother Mickey McGrath, OSFS of Camden, NJ as he shares his paintings and stories of saints and sinners from his award-winning books and commissions. Relax and be refreshed in contemplative peace as you renew your friendship with saintly figures from Gospel days right up to Pope Francis.


Arrupe Retreat House
Dates & Times
Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Full -time students fee is $225. Refunds will not be honored after October 24. Retreat fee includes private room and all meals during your stay.

•Featured saints are: Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi in light of Laudato Si, Frances de Sales, John XXIII; and un-canonized saints and prophets: Dorothy Day, Sr. Thea Bowman, Teilhard de Chardin, SJ and Nicholas Black Elk.
•There are five presentations throughout the retreat.
•Presentations are well researched and prepared; and Brother Mickey always leaves room for input from the Holy Spirit.
•No art experience required for participation in hands-on sessions.
•You are warmly welcomed at a social upon your arrival. Your stay includes five meals beginning with Friday night dinner.
•Holy Day Mass on All Saints Day is celebrated on Friday at 4:00 pm, and the Sunday Vigil is celebrated on Saturday at 5:00 pm with Paul Macke, SJ.

Bro. Mickey McGrath

Retreat Director

Brother Mickey O’Neill McGrath, Olblate of St. Francis de Sales, is an artist, writer, and speaker who loves to explore the relationship between art and faith. His work and ministry have been featured in St. Anthony Messenger, USA TODAY, and many Catholic newspaper articles around the country. 

Presently he has his studio in South Camden, NJ within the parish of The Sacred Heart. He resides with his Oblate Community of three priests at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral Rectory in the center of the city of Camden. In addition to creating artwork, Mickey is a presenter at retreats, schools, and conferences nation-wide. Since 1987 he has been a teacher and director at the Grunewald Guild, an ecumenical art community in Leavenworth, Washington. 

Whatever the titles of his presentations and whatever type of audience, Mickey’s message is always about the healing power of art and its ability to lead us to light and grace.