The annual Priest Retreat for the canons of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest took place at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis from Monday June 10, 2019 to Friday, June 14, 2019. Monsignor Gilles Wach, founder and Prior General, preached eight conferences to over 30 priests, the canons of the Institute and several affiliated diocesan priests.  The Divine office was prayed each day including Sext, Vespers and Compline as well as ample time for rest, private meditation and meals in silence.  

The retreat concluded Thursday evening with several significant moments. Four diocesan priests renewed their affiliation to the Institute, Solemn High Mass was celebrated by Monsignor Wach with Canon Pierre Dumain as deacon and Canon Luke Zignego as subdeacon. Then, a reception was held in the church hall with the Canons and the faithful of the Oratory.  Finally, the Canons adjourned for a festive meal together.

On Friday afternoon, the priests returned to their apostolates rested, renewed and refreshed to continue their untiring work at their respective apostolates.  May God guide them and bless them!