Fr. Al Winshman, S.J., Director
319 Concord Road
Weston MA 02493-1310 USA
Tel: 781-788-6839 [Private]
Fax: 781-788-6893 [Center]
MARIAN RENEWAL MINISTRY
Fr. Al entered the Jesuits in 1952 and consecrated his life "to Jesus through Mary" in the Demontfort consecration. Ordained in 1965, he has taught high school and college chemistry and physics and served in a variety of marriage, retreat, and renewal ministries. Fr. Al joined the Marian Movement of Priests in 1979, and entered into full time retreat ministry the following year. He experienced a deep inner calling in 1984 to live and proclaim the Gospel centered message urged today by Our Lady at Medjugorje. His retreatants invited him to their parishes and from this his Marian Renewal Ministry rapidly developed. Since 1988 his Provincial superior has formally assigned him each year to this ministry to be available to parishes throughout the U.S. and the English-speaking world. An experience retreat director, he preaches internationally on "Called to Discipleship with Jesus through Mary," Our Lady's apparitions and role in the Church today, and the Eucharistic through "Healing Masses." Any one interested in having Fr. Al come to their parish, prayer group or conference may contact Marian Renewal Ministry in Boston.
Fr. Al will gladly share the Gospel and Our Lady’s call to peace wherever invited. This ministry has taken him to date to 45 of the 50 U.S. states and ten other English-speaking countries from the British Commonwealth to the southern Pacific countries and from Canada to South Africa. He has been spiritual director for over seventy pilgrimages which have taken him often to Medjugorje, Fatima, Lourdes and shrines of France and Belgium, Guadalupe, Rome and shrines of Italy, Holy Land, Betania and many other shrines. Call, email, or write to him for further information or to book any of these renewal programs and his spiritual pilgrimages.
PARISH MISSIONS & TRITUUMS
– Catholic evangelization on “Discipleship with Jesus through Mary,” with teachings on living and witnessing the Faith, prayer of the heart, the need for penance and fasting, redemptive suffering, Confession as the Sacrament of forgiveness and ongoing conversion, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Holy Eucharist.
– Parish Supply: Fr. Al, while in a parish for a Parish Mission or Triduum, will also be available to cover the spiritual needs of the parish for a week or more, in order to give the pastor an opportunity to get away for vacation, retreat, or rest and relaxation.
[Click on the <Programs> page for outlines of Missions, Triduums, and Evenings.]
EUCHARISTIC HEALING EVENINGS
– A call to strengthen our faith in the Real Presence and in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and teaching a way to personal pray the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, our greatest healing prayer, through offering with the bread and wine a personal theme – a gift, talent or strength in thanksgiving or a physical, psychological or spiritual hurt for healing – with the celebration of a “Healing Mass.”
MARIAN EVENINGS OF PRAYER
– Mediated Rosary and the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with a teaching on Our Lady’s role in the Church, her apparitions and call to discipleship with her Son Jesus through her Gospel-centered message of prayer, fasting, conversion and peace for our day.
MARIAN & EUCHARISTIC CONFERENCES
– Teachings on the Eucharist, the Real Presence, praying and living the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in thanksgiving and healing, and/or talks on Our Lady, her role in the Church, and her call to discipleship with Jesus today.
RETREAT DAYS, WEEKENDS, or LONGER
– Teachings as above, emphasizing message of prayer with teachings on prayer of the heart and Ignatian contemplative Scripture prayer, including quiet time for personal prayer.
As spiritual director Fr. Al has been with over seventy pilgrimage groups to many shrines including Medjugorje, Fatima, Lourdes, Guadalupe, Betania, Rome, Italy, Holy Land, Greek Isles, Ireland, and other shrines. He leads pilgrims daily in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, meditated Rosary, Scripture prayer and conferences. The pilgrimage groups share in the prayer and events at the shrines visited.
Contact Marian Renewal Ministry for information on Fr Al's pilgrimages and other pilgrimage to religious shrines worldwide, etc.
[Click on the <Pilgrimages> page for information on pilgrimages.]
"The GREGORIAN ROSARY”:
Experience the beauty of Gregorian Chant in English combined with Ignatian contemplations for each mystery by Fr. Al. Suitable for private and group devotions, at home, traveling by car, in prayer group meetings, etc.
– Audio: three (3) 60-minute music CDs
– Video: three (3) 60-minute music DVDs, filmed live together with beautiful colored slides of world renowned sacred art works taken from major museums throughout the world of the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.
CONFERENCE TAPES by Fr. Al:
– “Our Lady Teaches Us to Pray”
– “Pray & Live the Mass”
– “Conversion, Confession, Commandments”
– “Gift of Faith”
– “Complete Surrender to God”
[Click on the <Marian Shop> page for further information and ordering details.]