Date Night with a Virtue

Learn the virtues that lead you to God.

A Lenten journey to make practicing the virtues a part of your life.

Wednesdays evenings beginning March 9
Come to any or all sessions

Image of Prudence at Mother of the Americas Institute

This Lent, learn how to grow beyond “Thou Shalt Not” into a profound love of God and Neighbor. There is more to goodness than keeping the Commandments: you’ve got to cultivate virtue so that you’ll please God in what you do – not merely in what you don’t do. Come to this series and learn how to begin practicing the virtues and make them part of your daily routine.


The sessions will be guided by the modern-day classic, “Learning the Virtues that Lead you to God.” It is written by Fr. Roman Guardini (1865-1968), who according to Sophia Press, achieved worldwide acclaim in teaching and popular books with “works that combine a keen thirst for God with a profound depth of thought and a delightful perfection of expression.”

Schedule of Sessions

Begins Wednesday, March 9 and continues for the next five Wednesdays ending on April 6.

Evening Schedule
5:00 PM Holy Hour of Adoration and Benediction (optional)
6:00 PM Light Lenten dinner
6:30 PM Presentation and discussion
7:30 PM Final Blessing

About the “Date Night” Series

Adult learning is best accomplished when people are allowed to share. There sometimes is no better sharing than to be on a ‘date’ with a trusted friend or companion. The format invites this type of discussion but also includes a brief presentation by Deacon Scott Gilfillan on the material in the book and other materials on the topic. Throughout which all are invited to share their own observations.

Any questions, contact Deacon Scott Gilfillan at sdgilfillan@catholicconference.org, or call 828.328.7441.

Registration and Pricing

PRICING: $60 for all five sessions (book is extra).

For this “Date Night,” we’d like people to register for all five sessions. One session will build upon another. The price includes the cost of the meal plus staff set-up and clean-up. There is one registration for all five sessions.

About the Presenter

The sessions and discussions will be led by Deacon Scott D. Gilfillan. Ordained as a Catholic deacon in 2001, he has a wide range of experience facilitating groups and leading retreats for parishes, RCIA programs, and deacon candidates. For many years, he was the director of the deacon formation for the diocese of Charlotte, assisting and guiding deacon candidates and their wives in discernment and formation. Most recently he has become the director of the Catholic conference and retreat center in Hickory.