Fr. Eugene Hensell, OSB, will lead the retreat,
"Biblical Spirituality and the Contemporary Priestood."
Fr. Eugene is a Benedictine monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey. In
addition to parish work, campus ministry and college teaching,
Fr. Eugene served from 1982 until 1996 as vice rector of Saint
Meinrad College and then president-rector of both the College and
the School of Theology.
Since 1997, Fr. Eugene has been engaged in full-time retreat
work, conducting biblical retreats and workshops for priests,
religious, and laity throughout the country and in several foreign
countries. He brings to this work over 30 years of teaching
experience, as well as a strong sense of the Church's pastoral
With his wide contacts among clergy, religious and laity, Fr.
Eugene brings to his students a deep and sympathetic understanding
of the challenges facing many facets of life in the contemporary
Fr. Eugene is an active member of the Catholic Biblical
Association, The Society of Biblical Literature, and The American
Academy of Religion. He is the past president of The American
Benedictine Academy. He has also recently been appointed to the
advisory board of the journal, Review for Religious.
For the past 20 years, Fr. Eugene has been a contributing writer
for Weekday and Sunday Homily
Hints, a service published by St. Anthony Messenger Press. He
regularly contributes book reviews to The Catholic
Biblical Quarterly, The Review of Biblical
Literature, Cistercian Studies and other
scholarly journals. He also is an associate editor for The
American Benedictine Review.
Norwegian Cruise Lines: 7-Day Glacier Bay, Roundtrip
from Seattle on the Norwegian Pearl
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Depart Seattle, WA 4:00 PM
Seated on the slip of land between the Puget Sound and Lake
Washington with the Olympic and Cascade mountains as a dramatic
backdrop, this cosmopolitan city has many points of interest for
visitors: the Space Needle, Waterfront Ferris Wheel, Pike Place
Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass, to name only a
Monday, June 23, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Arrive Juneau, AK 2:00 PM. Depart 10:00 PM.
Juneau has been called "Alaska's peak experience." Kayak one of
the area's many protected waterways, go flightseeing, visit
Mendenhall Glacier, tour historic downtown or try your hand at
panning for gold.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Arrive Skagway, AK 7:00 AM. Depart 8:15 PM.
In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the
Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold
seekers. Today, Skagway's charming boardwalk is lined with
buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days. Excursions on the
White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad offer visitors breathtaking
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
This United Nations World Heritage Site comprises 3.3 million
acres of natural wonders and is home to magnificent glaciers,
snow-capped mountains, and an abundance of birds and
Friday, June 27, 2014
Arrive Ketchikan, AK 6:00 AM. Depart 1:30 PM.
In Tlingit Indian, "Kach Kanna" means "spread wings of the eagle."
These manificent birds are a common sight in some of the world's
most lush wilderness. The Totem Heritage Center, historic Creek
Street and Lumberjack shows provide many opportunities this
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Arrive Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 6:00 PM. Depart
Butchart Gardens features spacious lawns with exotic flora,
unusual topiary and exquisite fountains. Historic Bastion Square,
Chinatown, and the boardwalk of the Inner Harbour offer plenty to
see and do.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Arrive Seattle, WA 8:00 AM
- Oceanview stateroom, single-occupancy: $3,746 per person
- Oceanview stateroom, double-occupancy: $2,457 per person
- $1,150 per person due with registration, both single and
- $100 of deposit is non-refundable
- To pay deposit by credit card, call Lea Ann Olinger, IPP
administrative coordinator, at (800) 357-8477 (Visa and Mastercard
- To pay deposit by check, mail to:
Institute for Priests and Presbyterates
ATTN: Alaskan Cruise Retreat for Priests
200 Hill Drive
St. Meinrad, IN 47577
Reservation and Payment Deadlines
- Cruise registrations, pending stateroom availability, must
be received by February 8, 2014.
- Space is limited to 10 cabins (20 retreatants maximum). Early
- Deposit due with registration.
- Final payments must be received by March 14, 2014.
Cancellation and Travel
Prior to final payment, individuals would
incur only the $100 non-refundable deposit.
After final payment, Norwegian Cruise Line's cancellation fees
apply. All penalties listed below include the $100 non-refundable
- Cancellation 75-56 days prior to sailing: $350 penalty per
- Cancellation 55-30 days prior to sailing: 50% of cruise rate
- Cancellation 29-15 days prior to sailing: 75% of cruise rate
- Cancellation 14-0 days prior to sailing: 100% of cruise rate
Cancellation insurance is available at an additional charge. For
an insurance quote, contact Lea Ann Olinger, IPP administrative
coordinator, at (800) 357-8477 or email email@example.com.
Included in the price:
- 7-night cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's "Pearl"
- Daily Mass
- Retreat conferences by Fr. Eugene Hensell, OSB
- Most tips
Not included in the price:
- Airport to pier transfers
- Overnight accommodations in Seattle
- Travel/cancellation insurance
- Optional shore excursions
We are happy to help with recommendations and information for
those items not included in the price. Call Lea Ann Olinger, IPP
administrative coordinator, at (800) 357-8477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.