For God and Country Retreat

The AMS will hold its fourth all-expenses-paid discernment retreat for priests who are already incardinated in a U.S. diocese or religious order and currently engaged in pastoral service, but who may sense a further call to military chaplaincy. The retreat, called “For God and Country: a Call to Serve Those Who Serve,” will be held June 25-29, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

During the four-day gathering, AMS clergy, staff, and chaplains will join Archbishop Broglio in giving the priests a realistic picture of what it is like to be a military chaplain and how to become one.

for-god-and-country-patchPriests must have a minimum of two years of ministry in a parish. The applicant must be a citizen or have a Green Card. Priests with only a Visa will not be considered. Priests must be able to enter active duty before their 42nd birthday. They must be within the military’s height/weight standards  and have no pre-existing medical conditions.

For those selected, the AMS will pay all expenses, including travel and lodging. Space is limited, so timely application is advised.  For more information, contact the AMS Chancellor Father Robert Cannon.

Dates: June 25-29, 2018

Location: Washington, D.C.

Please contact the AMS Chancellor Father Robert Cannon with any questions.  He can be reached at or by phone at 202-719-3600.