“ The Wild Goose ”
A Free Virtual Retreat
Led by: Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR
June 5 - 7
*NOTE: This is a virtual retreat. Please disregard the notes at the bottom of the page about check-ins, guestrooms, etc.

Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR and President of Franciscan University of Steubenville, produced a 14 part series shot in various locations from Niagara Falls to the California desert, titled The Wild Goose. “Wild Goose” was a term that the ancient Celts had for the Holy Spirit. In the series, Fr. Pivonka invites viewers to an encounter, or a renewed encounter, with the Holy Spirit and to let their lives be transformed by that encounter.

The Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center is excited to transform this high-quality series into a free virtual retreat. When you register, you will be sent an example retreat schedule that you can follow, a study guide with reflection questions for each presentation, and links to all of the videos.

*This retreat will be available on our website until the first weekend of June.

Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, is a nationally known author and speaker. He also leads pilgrimages to some of the holiest sites in the world. He spends much of his time helping others come to know God’s love for them through preaching, writing, CDs, and other spiritual outreaches.


Our guestrooms have one queen or double sized bed per room. Rooms are simply furnished with bedding, towels, and soap as well as a Bible and crucifix.


Registration includes all presentations, six meals, and two nights in a comfortable room with private bath. Scholarships are available. Retreat payments are non-refundable.


On the first evening of your retreat, you are welcome to arrive any time between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. The retreat will officially begin with dinner at 6:00pm. The retreat will conclude at 1:00pm on the last day of your retreat, following lunch.


Special dietary requirements will be gladly met if you make your needs known to our kitchen staff. A guest fridge is also available for guest use in the Dining Room.


A computer with internet access is open for use in our lobby, and WiFi is available throughout the building.


Help is available 24 hours a day. Our staff or retreat volunteers are eager to assist you throughout your stay. Coffee, tea, and fresh baked cookies are offered 24/7 in the Dining Room. Our Chapel is always open, giving you a quiet place for prayer and reflection any time of the day or night.