Returning for Summer 2022

The Love & Truth Seminar

Our goal is to help you to live out Pope Saint John Paul II’s call to build a civilization of love and truth. How exactly are we going to do so? Just as the great saint would have: a retreat away from the world, filled with prayer, outdoor adventure, community, sacraments, worship and incredible lectures and conversation.

The Seminar begins in one of America’s most beautiful river valleys – the Shenandoah – for two days of camping, hiking and canoeing. We’ll then head over to DC, home of the JPII Institute and located just next to the National Shrine, for the remainder of the Seminar.

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Encounter Christ
Through daily Mass, adoration, spiritual formation & direction
Live Community
Authentic fellowship is what makes our programs are so enjoyable
Engage Creation
Hike the mountains and kayak the river of Shenandoah National Park
Meet & Network
Leaders of the New Evangelization, through lectures, working lunches, & visits

The Details

Hiking & Camping

Two Days in the Shenandoah Valley

  • Kick off the seminar with an outdoor retreat in Shenandoah, VA

  • Tent camping (just bring your own sleeping bag and we’ll provide the rest)

  • Hiking the mountains and kayaking the river of Shenandoah National Park

  • Daily Mass, adoration & discussions

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Learning & Growing

Five Days in Washington, DC

  • The remainder of the seminar is in DC, at the National Shrine of John Paul II

  • Lodging in private rooms at a retreat center

  • Engage in a daily seminar on building the civilization of love & truth today

  • Daily Mass & adoration

  • Opportunities for confession & spiritual direction

  • Meet distinguished guests

Stay tuned for our 2022 line.up!

Encounters of Our 2021 Program

National Shrine of John Paul II
Hosting us for conferences, prayer, and special tours.
Paul Jarzembowski
National Coordinator for Youth and Young Adults. United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
Servant Sisters of the Virgin of Matara
Founded under John Paul II’s papacy and dedicated to the Evangelization of the Culture.
Jay Richards
Jay W. Richards, Ph.D, OP NY Times Bestselling author, Research Professor at CUA’s Busch School of Business, Executive Editor of The Stream.
Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy
The order of St. Faustina carrying out the mission of Divine Mercy.
Monika Jablonska
Lawyer, literary scholar and author of “Wind from Heaven: John Paul II, The Poet Who Became Pope"
Sisters of Life
Founded under the pontificate of John Paul II to protect and enhance the sacredness of every human life.
Maxime Nogier
Executive Director of the National Shrine of John Paul II.

Meet the Team

Joe & Corinne MacDonald
Founders, JP2 Project, Love & Truth Seminar Facilitators
Dr. John Hittinger
Seminar Leader, Director of the St. John Paul II Institute at St. Thomas University in Houston
Fr. Jordan Berghouse
Program Chaplain, Priest of the Diocese of Milwaukee

Getting Started

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about the trip contact us today!

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Register Online

Once you decide that this is the excursion for you, register immediately online!

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Pack Your Bags!

Pack your bags and arrange transportation to/from the excursion!