Category Archives: Retreats

Lenten Journey – Day 39 of 40: Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR, greets Father Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, & Father Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC, at the 12th Annual Divine Mercy Conference at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx.


Day 39 of 40: “Joy is very infectious; therefore, be always full of joy.” –Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Lenten Journey – Day 18 of 40: Saturday of the Second Week of Lent

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at a Men’s Day of Prayer at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Mountainside, NJ.

Day 18 of 40: “Be still and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46: 11)

Lenten Journey – Day 14 of 40: Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent 

Large wooden cross on the ground of the Hermits of Bethlehem in Chester, NJ.


Day 14 of 40: “It is not a simple matter of living through forty days. Lent is the epitome of our whole life.” –Saint Augustine of Hippo

Lenten Journey – Day 9 of 40: Thursday of the First Week of Lent

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Saint Michael’s Friary in Paterson, NJ.


Day 9 of 40: “Seek God in all things and we shall find God by our side.” –St. Peter Claver

Lenten Journey – Day 8 of 40: Wednesday of the First Week of Lent 

Brother Simon, Angelo, & I in front a 10 foot tall picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Seton Hall University.


Day 8 of 40: “For we never give more honor to Jesus than when we honor his Mother…We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek — Jesus, her Son.” -St. Louis Marie de Montfort

2017 Archdiocese of Newark’s Men’s Conference 

Statue of Saint Joseph at the Archdiocese of Newark’s Men’s Conference at Seton Hall University. Saint Joseph could definitely be considered the Patron Saint of the yearly conference. Saint Joseph, pray for us!

On Saturday March 4, 2017, the Archdiocese of Newark’s Men’s Commission held their annual men’s conference at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.

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Lenten Journey – Day 5 of 40: First Sunday of Lent

Eucharistic Procession at the Archdiocese of Newark’s Annual Men’s Conference at Seton Hall University


Day 5 of 40: “On this Journey with Jesus into Lent we experience great graces precisely because we are so close to him. Our Lord responded to the devil’s temptations with Scripture in today’s readings….may we do the same and experience our guardian angel’s care as well.” –Brother Simon Dankoski, CFR